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Nelson By-Election — Candidate Nicole Charlwood

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 16th, 2021

The City of Nelson is holding a By-Election for the vacant council seat after former councilor Brittny Anderson resigned to sit as the NDP MLA for the Nelson-Creston riding in the BC Legislature in Victoria.

Three candidates — Nicole Charlwood, Josh Wapp and Brenton Raby — will be on the ballot when Nelsonites go to the polls on Saturday, March 27th.

Today, The Nelson Daily showcases Nicole Charlwood as one of the candidates running to join Nelson City Council.

Nicole Charlwood wants become the next City Councilor in the Nelson March 27th By-Election.

Charlwood’s experience will contribute to an economically strong, socially vibrant, and environmentally healthy Nelson both today and for generations to come. She is committed to ensuring that we all get to enjoy the benefits of a dynamic and healthy community that we acknowledge is on unceded first nation territory.

Drawing on her formal training and experience in economics, finance, international trade, and political organizing, Charlwood has worked on numerous projects in our region over the years.

She is proud of the results she has achieved and is eager to bring her principled approach to decision-making to Nelson City Council.

Charlwood has been an active member of the community, having served for example as Executive Director of the West-Kootenay Ecosociety, and Treasurer and Strategic Lead for the Nelson Waldorf Community School Association.

Most recently, Charlwood ran as the BC Green Party candidate for Nelson-Creston in the 2020 Provincial election and had significant support in Nelson. She is committed to utilizing her extensive experience to make a tangible difference for you and your family.

“At my core, I am a mother, foodie, singer, outdoor enthusiast, art lover, and activist. I express my values by actively volunteering, buying local and by financially supporting co-ops, community schooling, small businesses, and community service organizations,” Charlwood said.

As the next City Councilor, Charlwood promises to work hard to ensure that a greater level of transparency is achieved between council and our community and that there is a framework being used to make the difficult financial decisions the City is faced with.

“Nelson is a remarkable place, and we love our unique, rural lifestyle,” says Charlwood.

“We all deserve to feel included in the conversations and decisions that will shape our community for years to come.”

Charlwood is passionate about making an impactful difference on issues of affordability, sustainability, and accessibility. She believes that by approaching these issues with a collaborative and inclusive mandate, the continued prosperity of the Nelson we know, and love will be ensured.

“It is time we take action to turn the ideas that have been brought forward into reality,” said  Charlwood, acknowledging the work of council and city staff on initiatives like Nelson Next.

“It’s about mustering the political will and expertise to see these plans through so that they can make a real difference in our community for years to come, and I know how to make that happen.”

On March 27th, Charlwood is asking for your support in building the Nelson of tomorrow.

To learn more about the Charlwood campaign to represent you on the City Council, please visit facebook.com/Nicole4Nelson or email nicole4nelsonBC@gmail.com.

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