Erin Trainer is seeking a third term as a Summerland councillor.
Trainer was the first candidate to file for the role of councillor on Aug. 30. She says her experience, knowledge, and ability to work with others is an asset on council.
“My focus over the next four years will be getting a new recreation centre built; enhancing parks and public spaces for all users; and being open to new opportunities for Summerland,” she said.
“All this, while keeping a sharper eye on core responsibilities, including good governance, budgets and infrastructure, with an emphasis on improving roads. Adapting to climate change challenges and building a relationship with the Penticton Indian Band are also vitally important. The list is long, but I’m listening and I’m ready to continue working for the people of Summerland.”
Trainer says her vision for Summerland is for a vibrant and healthy community where everyone feels safe and is proud to call home.
“Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years has been very difficult for all of us,” Trainer said.
“It’s my goal to be part of a team that can help rebuild trust in government, and most importantly, in each other.
“With strong leadership, respect, and meaningful dialogue, I know we can do it.”
In addition to serving as a councillor, Trainer has spent the last two years serving as a director on the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and growing her family.
Trainer and her husband, Erick Thompson, have three children ages four, three and one.
Trainer is a third generation Trout Creek resident.
She holds a political science degree from the University of Victoria, as well as diplomas in broadcast communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and public relations from the University of Victoria.
She previously worked as a writer and producer in television news, managed the Penticton Farmers’ Market, and was a marketing coordinator at Summerland Credit Union.
She is also a founding member of the Trout Creek Neighbourhood Group.
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