A local nurse has decided it’s her turn to run for city council.
“At the last election someone asked me to run, but I wasn’t quite ready,” Marnie Brenner told the Weekend Advisor.
“I’ve spent the last few years tossing around what this would mean for me and for my family.”
With a background in health as a registered nurse for 22 years, Brenner has been involved with leading and facilitating health teams.
“As a team player you bring your interests to the table and you leave your agendas at the door,” Brenner said. “And as a team you work for the better of Williams Lake as a whole.”
Brenner said she’s committed to be invested, to be approachable and listen to people when they bring forward concerns and questions.
People want to be heard and they need to know that city council can help them navigate the system.
Citizens also want transparency, honesty and integrity from their city council, she added.
Acknowledging that serving on council is a big job with a lot of responsibility, Brenner said if she’s elected she knows it will be a big learning curve, but that she’s not afraid of taking on the challenge.
“The decisions made by council will impact people down the road and I know it’s an important responsibility.”
Brenner moved to Williams Lake from Saskatoon with her husband and children in 2002.
She and her husband have found Williams Lake an awesome place to raise a family.
“I’ve had opportunities here as a nurse that I wouldn’t have had in Saskatoon and our children have also had opportunities in sports and other activities and the chance to be successful,” she said. “Williams Lake is a very supportive community.”
Brenner has worked with diabetis education in the community, and helped facilitate networking opportunities for different professionals in the community.
She also owns her own business and has seen it gradually expand through the last nine years.