Karen Cathcart running for Area A Director

Columbia Shuswap Regional District (Area A): Cathcart, Karen - Area A Director Candidate... Karen Cathcart's self profile.

  • Oct. 19, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Karen Cathcart

Dear Area A Residents:

I have lived in Area A for 13 years with my husband, son and most recently my daughter-in -law and grandchildren.  I am the campus manager at College of the Rockies.

My vision for our community is to work as your Area A Director, providing a framework of leadership and sustainable growth for our region from an economic, social and environmental perspective.  To do this, we need to put processes in place that allow us to plan so our community can grow and prosper and our children and families can reside here for years to come.

We need to build the equity and parity between the Town and the CSRD so that we build a strong partnership to give our community every opportunity to be the best it can be.

I have spent my entire professional career as an educator and administrator, 25 years, building relationships and partnerships with diverse groups, organisations and associations.  My experience spans from program and business development to community engagement.  My experience in education has provided me with the skills needed to work with governmental relations, to think regionally and value partnership development on many levels.

In 2005/6 I was fortunate to assist in leading the implementation of the 2% hotel tax that moved our community from a $12,000.00 annual marketing budget, to 1.2 million dollars.  Today as a result of this action, we have the funds to attract the world to our community and a professional marketing function Tourism Golden.   The implementation of this tax provides the basis for the Resort Municipality Initiative which is funding dollars provided by the province to build tourism infrastructure for our community.

The position of Area A Director, takes proven leadership, vision for a sustainable future, the ability to create long term relationships and collaboration amongst diverse groups and the fortitude to make difficult decisions that will provide a framework for growth and prosperity for years to come.  This is what I bring to the table.

I learned a long time ago, the only way to get things done is to work together, listen to your residents and pay attention to what is going on around you.

As your Area A Director, I will carry your voices to the CSRD table and work hard to make it count.  This is my promise to you.  I am asking for your vote on November 15.

 

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