Jenelle Brewer seeks jump from school board to Vernon city council

Brewer seeks council seat

Jenelle Brewer has called Vernon home for over 30 years.

The Syilx mother of two and member of the Okanagan Indian Band is seeking a seat on Vernon city council.

Brewer's experience includes her current elected role on the School District 22 board of trustees, and two terms on the OKIB band council.

Brewer is "very engaged" with the community and involved in volunteering.

Her work in emergency management, economic development, and strategic planning is coupled with a business education.

Brewer says she "brings diversification, an ability to create a vision for the future, and a willingness to explore innovative solutions to address today’s complex issues."

Her platform has five key points:

  • Climate Change: "We need to take a proactive approach to prevention, placing the safety of human lives and animals at the forefront of our discussions. Climate change is here, and we need to find innovative solutions as a community to do better and make changes to improve the outlook of the future."
  • Fighting Discrimination: "Discrimination has many forms. It's important we create environments where discrimination is not tolerated."
  • Community Safety: "Many people have expressed concerns about the challenges businesses and residents face in the downtown core with vandalism, theft and addiction. I live and work in the downtown area and I am experiencing these issues with you on a daily basis. I am committed to making Vernon a safer community and working with partner groups to make that happen."
  • Economic Development: "Building a political environment for economic development to encourage investment."
  • Housing: "We need to seek ways to encourage more options in the development process, and work towards achieving the plan to build an affordable housing supply."

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