My family and I moved to Port McNeill almost two years ago and the moment we began descending the hill into town I instantly knew I was home. After buying a home and settling in I realized that I could turn my lifelong passion for politics into active involvement if I took a risk and put myself out there.
Many rural communities are facing a host of issues; in Port McNeill I feel that job creation and economic development are the most important. This needs to be done in a stable and sustainable way, so the jobs last lifetimes and our pristine environment and superb quality of life are protected. Accomplishing this requires the input of businesses and private citizens alike, but also needs accompanying infrastructure and amenities to support happy, healthy families.
Everything is interconnected, and in a small, isolated community even more so. Mayor and council will need to work closely with business owners, the regional district, taxpayers, and so many others to move Port McNeill in a positive direction. I would like to be a part of that team as a councillor.
My financial background brings an understanding of fiscal responsibility and a strong desire to see cost-cutting measures used wherever possible. As a stay-at-home mom I also bring a measure of patience, cooperation and problem-solving skills that have been well-used and perfected. Finally, I feel that I represent a younger generation of new families facing challenges much different than 20 years ago. I have a fresh perspective that will liven-up Town Hall and push our community forward to a brighter future.