Julie Stuart says she wants to represent the community she has called home for most of her life.
Stuart is running against incumbent Rene Talbot Nov. 19 for the Falkland/Salmon Valley seat on the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District board.
“I have been told by many people that I should run,” said Stuart, who lives in Silver Creek and has worked in the financial sector.
“Our community is very diversified. We have all occupations and all walks of life in our area. A fresh approach is badly needed. I hope to meet that challenge and opportunity.”
Stuart believes there are a number of issues that need to be addressed.
“Some land use bylaws are hopelessly out of date and there are very minimal controls in place,” she said.
Stuart says there is also a need for openness and transparency in government.
“I would not make decisions without carefully considering all of the facts,” she said.
“A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to when they express concerns.”