Sproat Lake Regional Director–Penny Cote
- posted Nov 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM— updated Nov 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM
- Port Alberni council candidate Penny Cote— Image Credit: Submitted Photo I am a longtime business, property owner and volunteer within the City of Port Alberni. My husband Brian and I raised our son here and continue to support local businesses.I am the elected Sproat Lake Electoral Director on the ACRD for the past nine years, and acclaimed for the next four years where I hold the position of ACRD vice-chair, Hospital District chair and Health Network chair.Through my term as director, I have confidently developed and fostered many working relationships with local governments, provincial and federal ministries in areas of health, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, education, senior housing, transportation and the environment.
I have supported many city initiatives, such as the Community Forest, regional water options, affordable recycling and landfill services.A career highlight would be the inclusion of, three treaty First Nations, joining the regional district, bringing new relationships for innovative development with economic stimulants and opportunities to the whole region.As the ACHN chair, I support the Health Network’s goal of improving the health of our area which, is being realized with over 200 members working toward providing safe, affordable, accessible transportation, food security, affordable housing opportunities and early years and youth assistance.
As a city taxpayer of the heritage Carmoor Building at the Harbour Quay I am committed to keeping the city accountable to the taxpayers.
I like to see people put before politics. That is one of the reasons why I have been volunteering in the community of Port Alberni most of my life.