Greening defending seat on Cumberland council
Cumberland councillor Kate Greening announced this week that she is not retiring.
She will seek re-election to Cumberland council in this November’s municipal election.
“I feel passionately about the future of Cumberland and I feel more than ever it is important to have a voice on council with some of the big stuff coming down the pike,” Greening states.
Greening’s commitment to the village began years before she was elected in 2008. For the better part of a decade, she attended council meetings as a tireless watchdog for the interests of Cumberlanders.
Her encyclopedic knowledge of municipal law gives her a considerable advantage when making decisions that have complex financial and legal ramifications for the Village.
Greening is a notary public, and has run a successful business for 20 years. She has a large network in the business world and a deep commitment to service work. Greening believes that the village, and the whole Valley, is faced with some major decisions in the near future that require careful consideration and guidance.
“I think that the unique character of the village may be lost in regionalization or amalgamation. People have moved to the village specifically because it isn’t like everywhere else. Becoming a suburb of Courtenay, or Lower Cumberland (Cayet) is not what they, or the majority of villagers want.”
Greening has been a fierce advocate for open government, demanding fewer closed council meetings. She is a champion for issues being brought forward to citizens.
Greening has taken a strong stand on financial responsibility.
“The Village doesn’t have a lot of money. I have been, and will continue to be, a steward for our finite resources. I will make decisions that benefit villagers as a whole, rather than just a few."
— Kate Greening