- Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

Peachland votes 2018: Cindy Fortin is running for mayor

Every week, the Captial News will ask council candidates questions about their community

Cindy Fortin has lived in Peachland for nearly 35 years and raised three children there. her family has been a part of many groups and organizations over the years.

Prior to becoming a council member in 2011 and Mayor in 2014, Fortin worked for more than 20 years as a freelance journalist. Before that, she was a practical nurse in seniors care. While mayor, she received a Leadership Certificate from the Local Government Leadership Academy.

READ MORE: 6 people hope to be Peachland’s next mayor

Currently, Fortin sits on several Boards or Committees, including:

– the Regional District of Central Okanagan;

– Okanagan Basin Water Board;

– Early Years Partnership (formerly Community Action Towards Children’s Health);

– Mayors Task Force on Climate Change;

– Westside Wastewater Stakeholder Committee;

– Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan.

– Vice-President of the Senior Support Society (Affordable Seniors Housing).

– Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Peachland Branch #69, the Peachland Community Arts Council, Wellness Centre, SILGA and UBCM.

It is her work as a journalist that first sparked her interest in local politics, and the investigative aspect of journalism strengthened her determination to seek out the facts on issues.

Fortin’s seven years on council has provided me with experience, knowledge of the job and community, and connections with higher levels of government — a huge advantage when going to bat for our community.


edit@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

A pickleball debacle unfolds in Lake Country

Pickleball players and frustrated residents discuss the sport court

Lightning causes three wildfires east of Osoyoos

It is believed the fires started by a lightning storm

Kelowna man found guilty of second-degree murder awaits sentencing

A Kelowna jury found Steven Randy Pirko guilty of the second-degree murder in June

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Trial delayed for West Kelowna man charged with murdering his wife

Kevin Costin’s trial is on hold until the Crown and defence work out a few kinks

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Lightning causes three wildfires east of Osoyoos

It is believed the fires started by a lightning storm

Backhoe ‘burned to a crisp’ in South Okanagan

South Okanagan fire chief said the situation could have been a lot worse

Air ambulance called to second collision on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Emergency crews respond to motor-vehicle collision near Second Nations Road intersection

Crash closes Highway 1 near Tappen

The collision happened about 3:30 p.m. by James Road

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Controversial anti-abortion film to be screened in the South Okanagan

Unplanned will be shown at the Penticton Landmark theatre

Okanagan-based pop star Andrew Allen is back with a new band

Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen is bringing his new band home for a concert this Friday

Most Read