Sue Moen

Independent for Campbell River Council
I will be a bold, imaginative and decisive councillor to address the multiple crises we face - housing, climate breakdown, reconciliation and health. I believe when we gather together and listen to each other we find solutions and take action.

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Biography

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Sue Moen has been in love with Campbell River for 12 years. Her immediate priorities are housing, reconciliation, climate change and our local economy.
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

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We are living within multiple crises. People understandably react in fear and many, including Mayor and Council have only focused on the problems. This perspective, more than anything else galvanized me to step forward as a candidate. I want to participate in solutions.

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."

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