Denise MacDonald, long a supporter of agriculture, is seeking a seat on Summerland’s municipal council.
While she has not served at the council table in the past, she has spent seven years on the executive of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association.
“The industry changed a huge amount,” she said of her time on the executive.
While she describes herself as a team player, able to work with almost anyone, she added that she insists on honest and open communications.
She said those at the council table must remember they who they are to represent.
“Keep in mind who you are there for,” she said. “You are there for the people of this town.”
Earlier this year, MacDonald had concerns about the municipality’s urban growth plan and its possible effects, especially since this was not the first time the municipality went through the removal of a significant amount of Agricultural Land Reserve land.
“We’ve already gone through the removal of land in the Prairie Valley area,” she said.