I am committed to delivering policy solutions that bring us closer to being the ‘Healthiest Small City in the World. Over the next 4 years I will deliver:
- Transportation solutions that work for everyone regardless of how you choose to travel. This includes new public transit options as well as active transportation options that are accessible for all people.
- Innovative housing solutions so we remain a place anyone can call home. I will champion rent-to-own homes for first time buyers, purpose built rental, as well as affordable housing and respite care for seniors.
- Fully licensed, public, affordable childcare options for families.
- Enhanced greenspaces, parks, and plazas for people and pets.
- New programs, infrastructure, and policies that will bring us closer to the City’s goal of a carbon net zero future by 2050.
- Supports and opportunities for businesses across the community.
I was born and raised in the City of North Vancouver. My husband and I decided to raise our 4 children here as well. As a founding member of the Ridgeway Heritage Committee I championed the preservation and renovation of Ridgeway Elementary School, one of the most significant heritage buildings in the City. I was first elected as a School Trustee in 2008 and then as a City Councillor in 2011. In 2018 I was elected Mayor. I have represented the City on TransLink’s Mayors’ Council and on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors as Vice-Chair.
I love this community for all that it is and everything it can be. When I’m not at work you might find me at a local jazz show or on the Spirit Trail riding my bike.
Reason for running
Over the past term we have secured a rapid transit commitment from TransLink, as well as increased bus, SeaBus and HandyDart service. We broke ground on a new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre. We advanced innovative housing solutions and expanded our urban tree canopy. We built relationships with Indigenous governments. We opened the Shipyards, new lawn bowling greens, the North Vancouver Museum, the Lower Lonsdale Brewery District, and so much more.
But there is more work to do. It is not the time to settle. Now is the time for bold, decisive action. We cannot go backwards and put at risk the progress we have made together.
I’m running for re-election so that together we can continue to provide transportation solutions that work for all people. To deliver housing options so that all people can call our City home. To create new childcare spaces so families are supported. To protect our natural environment for generations to come. These are the values that have guided me over the past four years and the ones I will continue to embrace as your Mayor.
I have never been more optimistic about what we can accomplish as a community. On October 15th I ask for your vote so that together we can continue to build a City for all people.