Jackie Rhind is running for city council in the upcoming municipal election.
“I want to be a city councillor because I think there is an important demographic in our town that is not being represented at council as much as it should be; I am part of the younger generation that is fairly new to Revelstoke but that has come here to work, live, and play in a place they are proud to call home,” Rhind said in an email.
She believes that it is important for development to progress at a reasonable rate to maintain jobs and increase the housing supply for young families.
“I would like to be a city councillor so that I can represent these newer residents that are often too busy working hard and growing this vibrant community, that they are unable to attend city council meetings which are often held during normal business hours,” Rhind said.
Due to regular attendance at council meetings and various commitments to community involvement, Rhind considers herself to be well informed on the Revelstoke issues.
“I work in construction so I have had many interactions with municipal governance,” she said.
Her educational experience is in finance and real estate and from that she believes she has a solid understanding of the local real estate market and how different changes and impacts to development can affect our purchasing power.
Rhind has lived in Revelstoke for three years.
Read more about the election here.