Vivienne Webster: Staunch advocate for children and families

Town of Comox: Webster, Vivienne - Council candidate

  • Oct. 20, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Vivien Webster

Vivien Webster

My name is Vivienne Webster and I am running in the upcoming civic election in November, for a seat as councillor on Comox town council.

I am presently a marriage commissioner.

Throughout my lifetime, perhaps more especially since I moved to the Comox Valley in 1980, I have been a staunch advocate for children and families. From fostering troubled adolescents for Ministry for Children and Families, to sitting on a variety of boards for non-profit associations, I have always worked with an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude. I believe in family, social justice, fighting for our environment and our need as human beings for green space. These are among other important issues.

I trained as a helper in this community at our local community college, graduating in 2000, and I am grateful for the many skills I learned in that program, which have a direct application to working as part of a team. I am a team player, and I am not afraid to voice my opinion when it is of value. I learned a lot about communication skills and a little about humility; I can’t change things on my own.

With your support, my election on Nov. 15 will allow me to:

Help build on the previous council’s efforts in regard to green space. The K’omoks First Nation, together with Comox council, did a great job securing the Northeast Woods for the people in Comox as a well used, very beautiful, green space.

I am also interested in urban renewal and would very much like to involve myself in future planning. I have some interest in high density dwellings and the interface with green space and how this affects families. I support, in general, the town council’s theory regarding a high density downtown core, but, I understand the Comox Town Council Residents’ Association concerns with regard to density and proceeding with caution.

I applaud the current mayor and council in their efforts to reduce carbon footprint and I am keenly interested in seeing this move forward.

If elected, I would be prepared to listen to all presentations to Council with courtesy and civility.

 

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