My core values of equity, diversity and inclusion serve as the lens through which I make decisions. Who benefits - it must be the many, not the few. Decisions and actions must be for the future as much, or more so, than the immediate. We must work for solutions together.
Municipalities have several tools to increase and fast-track additional housing stock to meet the needs of all residents. Campbell River could be a leader in innovative approaches to land use and zoning.
A healthy Campbell River includes many aspects of our built and natural environments and systems. It includes putting social justice issues of equity, diversity and inclusion into all our policies. Our goal must be to improve physical, mental and emotional health for everyone.
I commit to create and fund an Indigenous-led Reconciliation department at City Hall to improve our partnerships with local First Nations. Decisions about land use, transportation, food and energy must include the Indigenous Nations whose lands and waters our communities are built upon.
I would advocate to enact de-construction not demolition bylaws to create jobs, re-use materials and decrease cleanup costs and landfill impact. I will encourage social enterprises that re-purpose, re-use and re-construct. We must increase local energy independence through targeted projects that take advantage of local natural assets that improve efficiency and create jobs.
We can increase access to arts and cultural opportunities across the city and communities. We celebrate local achievements through public art and continuing support for arts and cultural institutions and programs. Improve access to recreational facilities – inside and outside. This can be done by expanding the Recreation department, listening to and working with sports and recreation organizations and the people who are already involved, to make sure we thrive in whatever activities we want to participate in.
The city must take actions that improve accessibility to the built and natural environments for all people. Work with local health care providers to develop local responses to existing service and personnel shortages and needs. We can work more closely with health and human services providers to improve care to equity-seeking residents. We can keep people at home longer and keep people housed longer when they receive the care and support, they need. This then leads to decreased RCMP, Ambulance & Fire call-outs and hospital emergency visits.
Sue will be a bold and decisive voice in City Hall to connect community and tackle the multiple crises we face.
Sue's values of equity, diversity and inclusion will ensure decisions are considered and fair. Moen knows we must change how we do business, how we interact with our natural and built environments and how we move through community. She believes in using local expertise and experience to responsibly re-localize many parts of our economy.
Sue has been a banker, a small business owner and a farm labourer. She has worked in retail, education, arts and culture, tourism and in the non-profit sector in food security and housing. She is the co-manager of the Farmers Market and an active member of the Canada Day Committee.
Reason for running
Collectively we have the answers we need. We need elected people who will take the necessary steps to implement them.
Moen fell in love with Campbell River when she moved downtown from a Black Creek hobby farm three years ago with her partner and their family of four-legged companions. She describes herself as an uninvited guest on the traditional lands of the Ligwiłda'xw people, committed to decolonization. She is the Supportive Housing Services Manager with a local non-profit agency and sits on the coordinating committee for the Campbell River & District Coalition to End Homelessness. Sue believes housing is a human right and the city has several tools that would make a difference, but has not been using them effectively.
Sue has been a banker, a small business owner and a farm labourer. She has worked in retail, education, arts and culture, tourism and in the non-profit sector. Her wealth of experience including ongoing study in anything she is enthusiastic about will serve her well as a city councilor and as an advocate for all residents. She knows that gathering and talking opens doors for understanding each other.
Sue has worked in food security for thirty years and for the last eight years has been co-manager of the Campbell River Farmer’s Market. Sue is an active member of the Canada Day Committee and has led the recycling/clean-up crew for several years. She knows we must change how we do business, how we interact with our natural and built environments and how we move through community. She believes in using local expertise and experience to re-localize parts of our economy. Urban agriculture and food security projects; remediation of natural eco-systems; energy and waste systems management and local manufacturing, light industry and building attainable and diverse housing – all can be done responsibly and locally.
“I want to be a voice in City Hall to bring imaginative and immediate solutions to improve community health and connectedness, and tackle the multiple crises we face,” says Moen. “There are amazing individuals, agencies and groups working every day to make Campbell River’s future brighter. City Hall should be the biggest cheerleader and catalyst for that work. That’s what I would bring."