Citizens in village, Area “B” announce candidacy

Cawston resident Colleen Christensen will run for Area “B” director’s position in regional district

  • Oct. 11, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Colleen Christensen

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



Submitted by Colleen Christensen







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