Marilyn Wilson will run for re-election to Parksville city council in the Oct. 15 municipal election.
Wilson’s experience on council, paired with a design degree, enable her to effectively apply the Official Community Plan (OCP) guidelines on new developments, according to a news release.
The release stated she followed through on 2018 election goals for a completed amphitheater, pool/multiplex engagement and housing diversity which include new affordable rental, strata, and mixed-use developments that revitalize the downtown area. She also made a successful motion for funding BC Culture Days.
“She has the passion and energy to commit to another four-year term,” the release read. “As one of only two women currently representing Parksville council, she is confident in her ability to be an effective, collaborative councillor and bring a balanced perspective to communication and decision making.”
Wilson believes that downtown revitalization is important to attracting tourists, visitors, workers, doctors and residents and to support businesses.
She will focus on revitalization for safe, pedestrian-friendly streets, dedicated cycling lanes with good traffic flow and convenient parking.
Wilson considers mixed-use sustainable infill developments that create walkable shopping districts, built to the highest Energy Step Codes, and housing options like co-ops and Habitat for Humanity to be high priorities.
She remains committed to public engagement for a pool/multiplex project and opportunities for youth sports and activities —amenities that are important for attracting doctors and workers.
Wilson will continue to liaise with the art community to seek opportunities and public interest to expand cultural venues.
She can be reached via her Facebook page.
— NEWS Staff, submitted