Susan Swan – Clinton Mayor candidate
Question: How long have you lived in your community?
A: I’ve lived in Clinton 23 years.
Question: What is your occupation?
A: Clinton Councillor
Question: Have you done any volunteer work here? Which group(s)?
A: Yes, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Society, Clinton Garden Club, Communities in Bloom, Clinton Lariat contributor, Clinton Health Care Auxiliary, Villa Society, Assisted Living Society
Question: Have you served before in municipal government or on a Board of School Trustees? If yes, where, when, and for how long?
A: Council for two terms
Question: Which issues are most important to you?
A: Economic diversity, recreation opportunities, increase rental housing, improved health care, sustainable forest practices in our watershed, increased job opportunities
Question: How would you address them?
A: Promote economic opportunities, continue to develop and promote recreational trails, encourage private recreational opportunities, develop a housing strategy, continue to advocate for improved health care with Interior Health, College of Physicians, etc., work with the Community Forest to protect the watershed, and continue to promote Clinton as a place to set up a business.
Question: Additional comments?
A: I served as the Clinton correspondent to the Ashcroft Journal and 100 Mile Free Press to share what was happening in Clinton. I wrote a garden column in the Clinton Lariat for over 10 years to share my passion for gardening. I have organized the Seedy Sunday and Fall Craft Sale for many years.
I feel it is important to have some continuity from one council to the next. I want to see some of the projects continue that the current council has started. These include a new public works building, Emergency and Wildfire Protection Plans, Waterline extensions, using the Asset Management Tool, and Economic Development Plan.
A new council will bring new ideas to the table and I would be honoured to serve as the Mayor if given that chance.