Sandra (Sandi) Burrage – Clinton councillor candidate
Question: How long have you lived in your community?
A: I have been a community member of Clinton since 1994, when my husband and myself moved to Clinton to raise our family.
Question: What is your occupation?
A: I have worked for over 20 years in the early learning field. I am currently employed with SD#74 Gold Trail as the Clinton StrongStart facilitator. I also am the ASSAI (After School Sports and Arts Initiative) Program Leader at David Stoddard School.
Question: Have you done any volunteer work here? Which group(s)?
A: I have been a member of the school PAC, Make Children First Committee, Elizabeth Fry Society, Spirit of Clinton Committee, Clinton ESS, Clinton and District Outdoor Sportsmen Association, South Cariboo Minor Soccer, Clinton Makerspace, Clinton Snow Jockey Club, Clinton Art and Cultural Society and the Mill Girl Follies Dance Troupe. I have also run Cariboo Kids Playvolution since 2004.
Question: Have you served before in municipal government or on a Board of School Trustees? If yes, where, when, and for how long?
A: This is the first time I have gotten involved in civic politics and I am excited for the opportunity and the experience.
Question: Which issues are most important to you?
A: I am passionate about families, early learning and healthy positive living in a small town.
Question: How would you address them?
A: I believe we have to work with our citizens to provide services and living opportunities to help keep our families and seniors in our community.
I believe council needs to work together with the public openly and enthusiastically to find solutions and get things done while respecting the guidelines and budget that have to be worked within.