Angie Delainey is running for both the CRD and SD 27 in the upcoming elections. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Angie Delainey is running for both the CRD and SD 27 in the upcoming elections. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Delainey running for CRD and SD 27 trustee

Area E director Angie Delainey has held the post of CRD director for six months

A business owner and mother of two is seeking re-election as a Cariboo Regional District director and running for school board trustee.

Area E director Angie Delainey has held the post of CRD director for six months after winning a bielection in April to replace the late Byron Kemp.

“I think the work with the CRD feels familiar to me because of the 10 years I spent with B.C. Building Corporation in projects and operations,” Delainey told the Tribune. “And the five years I spent with the Downtown Business Association moving from an operation board to a governing board definitely set the foundation for what governance is and how to effectively engage in conversation at the table and why we have policy and procedure.”

A self-described entrepreneur, Delainey co-owns a yoga studio and said decision-making for the business is between her and her partner.

Working on a board, however, is about appreciating conversations that can sometimes be conflicted, she said.

“I really enjoy the point and counterpoint, especially what I’ve seen around the table with the CRD.”

At the Union of BC Municipalities convention in September, Delainey attended several sessions and said she took away valid information about how to build meaningful relationships with First Nation communities.

“There needs to be meaningful dialogue, it cannot just be checking boxes, calling or sending a form letter.”

Read more: City council and CRD in Whistler this week at UBCM

As for running for trustee at the same time, Delainey said several people encouraged her to run in Zone 5 which covers most of CRD Areas D and E conforming to SD27 boundaries, plus fringe areas of City of Williams Lake, parts of South Lakeside Drive and civic addresses greater than 1411), Sunset and Waters.

“I have kids in school and many friends that are teachers, and I’m seeing that the class sizes are big, there are not a lot of educational assistants and teachers on call.”

Delainey believes she will have time to do both if she’s elected.

“I feel like it’s an opportunity to have somebody who is really engaged with the periphery of Area E and the school district,” she said. “I also see where there is a lot of correlation. Take for example wildfires. For school district I would be advocating to get funding for scrubbers and potentially for UV filtration systems on the HVAC because if we are going to have more wildfire summers we are going to need to have spaces where people can get out of the smoke.”

Delainey and her partner Matt LeBourdais have two daughters, five and eight.

She’s lived in Williams Lake her entire life, said she loves it and wants the best for the area.

Read more: CRD advanced polling Monday, Oct. 15



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Police kept busy following overnight vehicle thefts, B&Es near 100 Mile House

One man is facing charges and three others suspects in relation to the thefts

A new banner was unveiled Monday, June 21, in Williams Lake that will hang across Oliver Street. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Orange Shirt Banner Project unveiled in Williams Lake

The Every Child Matters - 215 banner will hang across the city’s main street

(File Photo)
Police watchdog clears 100 Mile RCMP of wrongdoing after man dies in Williams Lake shelter

The man had been in custody at 100 Mile RCMP detachment prior to being taken to Williams Lake

The future of the Quesnel Rec Centre pool is unknown after residents shot down potential renovations in a referendum. (Melanie Law photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cariboo Regional District, Quesnel residents shoot down pool renovations in referendum

The $20 million project needed approval from people living in the North Cariboo Recreation area

FILE – Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, takes part in an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous Peoples Day must be a ‘call to action’, says Assembly of First Nations chief

Discovery of children at Kamloops residential school site must lead to change, Perry Bellegarde says

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
VIDEO: Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Chilliwack secondary school’s principal is apologizing after a quote equating graduation with the end of slavery in the U.S. was included in the 2020-2021 yearbook. (Screenshot from submitted SnapChat)
B.C. student’s yearbook quote equates grad to end of slavery; principal cites editing error

Black former student ‘disgusted’ as CSS principal apologizes for what is called an editing error

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

A coroner’s inquest will be taking place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni for the next week. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Teen B.C. mom who died following police custody recalled as ‘friend to many’

Police sent Jocelyn George to hospital after intoxication had gone ‘beyond the realm’ of normal detox

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

More than a dozen NFL players have come out as gay after their careers were over

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton band chief condemns suspicious burning of 2 Catholic churches

Both Catholic church fires are deemed suspicious, says RCMP

COVID-19 daily cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day moving average to June 17, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections drop to 90 on Sunday, 45 Monday

Pandemic spread dwindles as 77% of adults receive vaccine

By protesting uninvited in First Nations’ territories, conservationists are acting in a neocolonial or paternalistic manner, says Huu-ay-aht Chief Robert Dennis. Photo by Heather Thomson
A closer look: do Vancouver Island First Nations support the war in the woods?

First Nations/environmentalist old growth alliance uneasy, if it exists at all

Most Read