Isaac Gilbert cares deeply about the citizens that live in the city straddled by two beautiful lakes. He has immersed himself into Penticton through work and community involvement. He protects the delicate environment of the South Okanagan as a BC Parks Ranger. As the chair of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for the City of Penticton, he advises and guides the city in the protection our parkland and recreational opportunities. Isaac has also brought art and laughter to the City of Penticton. He founded Peach Gravy Theatre Cooperative and has worked with Many Hats Theatre Company. He is a former board of director with the Penticton Arts Council and organizer of Pecha Kucha Penticton. His experience in managing government budgets at BC Parks, working with City staff on the advisory committee, and involvement in the community makes Isaac Gilbert competent to lead our community on council. Getting Penticton to reach its potential to be affordable for families, seniors, and individuals, building a four-season economy, and taking care of our senior population.
Reason for running
Empower our organizations:
- Isaac is committed to providing local government support to existing local non-profits/organizations doing valuable work in our community. The City must work with these groups to come up with collaborative solutions to help identify and provide the most impactful support. Isaac will use bylaws and policies to make our community organizations thrive and give them the opportunity to impact more lives, because that is what Penticton deserves.
Create a four-season city:
- Penticton is a true four-season town and is why some many people live here. This has not been fully utilized to aid in our economic development. Isaac has had discussions with members of the Okanagan College about how the City of Penticton can provide support to expand programming and student housing. More students enrolling to our City will provide ours businesses and communities the vibrancy and support they need to be sustainable and resilient in our ever changing economy.
Provide Stability, Build Community:
- Many in our community are frustrated and feeling insecure about the amount of crime and loss of public safety in Penticton. Isaac believes our community will be successful in addressing crime and public safety with holistic solutions to bolster our community’s resiliency. Crimes are committed out of desperation and from basic needs not being met. Housing and it’s affordability are two important securities in changing a person’s outlook on life. Isaac will use policies and bylaws to provide affordable and secure housing to give our community members a place they can call home.