TRICIA BARKER

seeking the NPA nomination for Park Board Commissioner

Like you, I love Vancouver. I was born here and it’s been my home for most of my life.

I am seeking a nomination to run as an NPA candidate for Park Commissioner in the civic election which will take place this October.

I NEED YOUR HELP

I’m asking you to show your support of my candidacy by joining the NPA. I know this is a significant request and I realize it’s possible you have never joined a political party before. I’ve certainly not run for public office before.

Let’s do this together.

My experience has been in business and much smaller scale community activities. But I think, and hope you agree that my experience can make Vancouver even better. My business has been as a personal trainer, mainly for older adults who wish to live a healthy, more productive life. This growing demographic is not always top of mind in civic deliberations. I’d like to change that.

My community involvements have taught me how to compromise and find solutions. I would like to bring this type of approach if elected to the Park Board. There will always be differing ideas about what is best for various parks. Whether it’s ensuring our guests safety, mapping out new bike lanes or holding festivals, let’s work together to find the win-win. Let’s make sure we remember these parks are for everyone!

I have assisted the running and walking community in Vancouver to attempt to halt the paving of our park pathways. We need to find better answers about accessibility instead of laying down more pavement without thought of the impact for others. It is worth taking the time to find solutions that will work for everyone.

And finally, my work with the senior community is close to my heart. I can be an advocate for those whose voices have been diminished. We should be listening to their needs and concerns. I want to ensure we always make our beautiful parks welcoming and safe for their enjoyment.

I hope this gives you a taste of what I want to do.

I hope you can support me.

Please do by following this link

 http://npavancouver.ca/membership/