Municipal Election – Candidate Question Two

Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Candidate Question Two – October 2018

Economic infrastructure is defined by the basic services that represent a foundational tool for the economy of a city which can include physical structures, systems, institutions, services and facilities.

As the October 20 municipal election approaches in Nelson and the Regional District of Central Kootenay, it’s an opportunity for voters to help shape the future of our region. This year’s election has a diverse range of committed community members who have put their names forward to help lead us over the next four years.

In its role of providing important information and advocacy for the business community, the Nelson & District of Chamber of Commerce is helping scratch beyond the surface with candidates to help understand what contributions these candidates would make should they be successful at the polls. The Chamber’s Board of Directors have posed three questions to all candidates for mayor, council and RDCK Area E (Area F director Tom Newell is in by acclamation).


The answers to Question Two are provided below.

It is important to note that each candidate had a maximum of 250 words to answer the question. All candidates were contacted with the question and provided the opportunity to respond. With the exception of Bernie Brown (mayor), Brittny Anderson (council), Leslie Payne (council), Joseph Reiner (council) and Robbie Kalabis (council) who did not respond by deadline, you will find their responses. The answers are provided in the order received. Questions Three will follow next week.

We hope that this is helpful information in determining which candidates will provide the kind of leadership that you value.


A reminder that the Chamber is hosting a Mayoral Forum Saturday October 13th 7pm-8:30pm at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. This will be a conversation with the candidates hosted by Journalist Glenn Hicks.  Doors open at 6:30pm Saturday.

And please don’t forget to vote on October 20!


Answers to question 2 can be accessed by clicking below.

Municipal Election Candidate Question Two

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