Carrie Powell-Davidson loves the collaborative side of municipal politics and is running to keep her seat on Parksville City Council to continue her success in bringing people together.
“I work really hard for Parksville every day and I hope Parksville will let me continue to contribute,” she said.
The first term councillor said the learning curve was steep and “now I’m really comfortable in the job and I feel I still have work to do.”
She said while there are plenty of big issues to work on in the city, “I believe Parksville is in good shape, it’s a wonderful community full of giving friendly people.”
She is also still very keen to see through a wide range of ongoing or coming projects including the updated official community plan, the Arrowsmith Water Service intake and treatment facility, downtown revitalization and the creation of a youth advisory group.
“I’m an action person, I can’t stand by, I like to roll up my sleeves and get’er done,” she said, adding she is also passionate about agriculture and the local food movement and she will continue to push for demographic diversification, attracting and keeping younger professionals, families and entrepreneurs, who she called “the backbone of of the community.”
“I believe heavily that arts and culture are the fabric of our lives,” she said, adding she wants to bring in a busking policy to encourage music around town and she will keep working on “collaborative public engagement.”
“The city has been so good to me, I’m honoured to be able to give back.”