Occupation: Social science researcher and event manager for a variety of companies and organizations in Victoria
Family status: Single
Political experience: Candidate for Oak Bay council in 2008, member of the Oak Bay Community Initiatives Committee, CRD Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan Citizens’ Advisory Council director (on leave), Community Association of Oak Bay member
Lived in the community: On and off for most of my life
What is your single biggest issue this election?
How do you hope to solve it?
We need to reach people where they already are, by using modern technology, but more importantly going into the community to libraries, coffee shops, community centres, and other similar places. Any engagement also needs to be continuous, not just when a major issue forces it.
What has council done well this term?
Starting the process of updating the Official Community Plan. Commissioning and passing the Active Transportation Plan. Holding a town hall meeting earlier this year, albeit at the demand of residents.
What would you do on council to improve it?
I would work first by putting community engagement first as we work on updating the Official Community Plan, the Active Transportation Plan and other large projects. Keep a similar community focus when working with regional partners on the CRD sewage treatment plan and B.C. Transit’s 25-year plan.