Chris Pettman, a 100 Mile District councillor candidate, has lived in the 100 Mile House area for 35 years. He called the community supportive and it is where he met his wife and raised a family.
When did you initially get involved with politics and how long have you been involved?
My first involvement in local governance came in 1993 when I was a director on the South Cariboo Arts and Culture board. Since then I have been actively involved on over 15 local boards; ranging from advocating for education, children, and families (Trustee School District #27), business (Vice President South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce), social awareness (Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre), and local food production (Agri-Culture Centre) to name a few.
What made you want to run for councillor? Is it your first time?
This is my first time running for councillor and I feel that all of the experience I have gained through my work, education, and involvement have prepared me to represent my community.
What are some of the more important issues in the 100 Mile House District?
Local issues matter. Once elected, it is our job as councillors to listen, understand, and act on the priorities of our community. Some of the important issues that I have heard include infrastructure, safety, recreation, economic development, and taxation.
What do you wish to accomplish during your term if elected?
I will connect with community members, listen to their stories, and help create a sense of belonging for all residents.
Why should the people of 100 Mile House vote for you?
I am a hard-working professional with over 20 years of management and leadership experience combined in the not-for-profit, local government, social development and small business sectors. I am entrepreneurial, socially conscious, and aware of local and provincial challenges and opportunities. I am great at building and keeping relationships with business and government. Personal relationships have brought me to the understanding that serving my community matters. I do this for the love of my family and community.
How can supporters get in touch with you or find more out about your platform?
Facebook: Elect Chris Pettman 100 Mile House Councillor
Or every day as I walk the streets to work in downtown 100 Mile House
If you are reading this, the outcome of this election matters to you. Consider having your voice heard on Oct. 20.