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



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