Council candidate: Jessie Hemphill, District of Port Hardy

District of Port Hardy: Hemphill, Jessie — council candidate

  • Nov. 5, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Jessie Hemphill

Thank you for electing me to Port Hardy’s council, in 2011 the youngest woman and first person from a local First Nation, ever. I am seeking re-election so I may continue work that is important to you, bringing my community planning background to council as well as my unique perspective and experience. Though I may have been the youngest council member, I was certainly one of the most vocal, and plan to continue speaking up for our community. While I will be splitting my time between Port Hardy and Nanaimo for 2015, I will attend most council meetings in person, teleconference for the others, and we will return in a year when my husband finishes his teaching degree.

Port Hardy is at a point where we need to expand beyond traditional industries while still appreciating their contributions, past and present. Instead of just focusing on individual issues, council members need to approach all issues with a vision and help us become: a community that uses natural resources for enjoyment, sustenance and employment in a way that can continue for generations; a vibrant, creative community, with a diverse economy, that celebrates our history and culture while always evolving; a community that is healthy, where people stay and support themselves and their families while feeling connected and supported.

I feel confident that I can help move us toward these goals through effective day-to-day decision-making. If you share this vision, please re-elect me on November 15th for Port Hardy’s council.

 

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