I have called Cawston home most of my life. I recently filed my nomination papers and am running to be your director for RDOS Area “B” in the upcoming civic elections.
I have spent most of my life in the fruit farming industry, growing up on the family farm and then with my husband operating our orchard for seventeen years. Farming allowed me to continue with my profession as a bookkeeping, keeping the farming accounting and then taking the position as Secretary Treasurer of the Fairview Heights Irrigation District. After thirty years, I am still there keeping the books and every year becoming more aware that water is the life of our community, and that has to be protected and conserved.
I will continue to support agriculture with the promotion of the wine industry, organic farming and tourism. I will investigate ways to increase employment as jobs are essential for our community to grow. I will support the programs in place and with my bookkeeping knowledge make sure that our hard earned tax dollars are spent wisely.
If elected my goals are simple. Work very hard representing you. Attend the many meetings necessary to ensure that our concerns and ideas are heard at all levels of discussion. Work with the Village of Keremeos, Area “G” and the First Nations on programs and issues that effect all of us. Promote and encourage community dialogue.
I believe that the individual ideas of each of us grows and shapes a community. To that end I will continue with the Official Community Plan. I will not burden this community with unnecessary bylaws and I will keep you informed and hold meetings as the need arises.
I welcome your ideas, questions and concerns and can be reached by phone 250-499-2386 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Colleen Christensen