Candidate: Teresa Taylor, city council

Teresa Taylor is vying for a seat on Grand Forks city council

Teresa Taylor is vying for a seat on Grand Forks city council

The best way to improve the places we choose to live is to get involved. In 1996, I chose Grand Forks for its down-to-earth nature, genuine and hardworking citizens and the rural lifestyle we enjoy.

I am a forward thinking woman, driven by passion for our community. I hold a degree in Social Work with focus on community development, social management and policy. I have worked in social service for 20 years, and as marketing and communications consultant for rural entrepreneurs for 10 years.

As a professional facilitator, I research information, analyze it and use it to facilitate discussion among diverse groups of people. This is what I hear the from the community:

1. Economic diversity and employment opportunity.

There is great opportunity in our region to diversity the economy. In addition to alleviating economic risk, this attracts a wider range of residents with varied skills and interests.

2. Positioning for our future.

Our city is in transition. We need vision, planning and determination to serve the needs of today as well as those of the next generation. What kind of city do we want our grandchildren to live in and are we on the right path? We should not be afraid of growth. We should guide it.

3. Collaboration across the Boundary.

The communities of the Boundary Country must combine their energies and identify areas in which co-operation backed with the force of combined numbers, leads to mutual benefit.

We have a wealth of community spirit in Grand Forks. Harnessing this spirit is a key role of council—identifying the community champions of our region and supporting them with forward action.

I’d like to hear your vision for Grand Forks. Contact me at 250 442 8878 or visit me online  HYPERLINK “http://www.teresataylor.ca” www.teresataylor.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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