District of Hope: Council candidate Q&A
Q1: What experience do you have that makes you suited to be a councillor for the District of Hope?
I am a business owner and have served on several local boards and committees: Chamber of Commerce, Hope Brigade Days, Park Street Manor, also served as secretary for the Ladies Eagles, to name a few. I have had experience serving the community in many capacities, as well as serving as a council member.
Q2: What are the two most pressing issues facing the district? How do you plan to address them? (be specific)
Homelessness and lack of workforce. Continued support for creative housing solutions, for example the Anhart housing project and the new 20-bed shelter project, to encourage new and existing business to recruit families and professionals to make Hope their home.
Q3: Many residents of Hope struggle with availability and affordability of housing and basic necessities. This is compounded by a job market with many low-paying jobs and many residents living on fixed incomes. If elected, what will you do to make Hope a place where people can live, work and play comfortably?
I believe housing availability is a factor in retaining a well-balanced workforce, from level entry to professional business people. We can as elected council send a strong message we are open for business, encouraging new business while supporting existing business with innovative housing solutions, and creative partnerships for healthy community initiatives.
Q4: How do you plan to listen to and communicate with residents of Hope if you are elected? (be specific)
I always have time for questions or concerns and can be reached anytime. I would advocate for the community through media, council meetings and in person. I am in town and accessible daily.
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