Daphane Nelson is running for city council.
In a press release sent to KTW, Nelson — who ran unsuccessfully in the 2014 civic election as part of the Vision Kamloops team — said her platform will be based on “people, planet and prosperity.”
“I stand for community, co-operating, action, creative thinking and finding solutions to systemic and difficult problems that citizens look to leadership at all levels of government to solve,” Nelson said in the release. “Reports are good, results are better.”
Nelson’s community involvement includes The Relay for Life, Kamloops Food Policy /Council, Farm2Chef, Community Futures and Kamloops Arts Council.
She has been an avid promoter of co-ops, including for a public market downtown.
Nelson moved to Kamloops from Ashcroft in the 1990s to study business at TRU (which was then the University College of the Cariboo). Nelson has close to 20 years of experience working with non-profits and businesses in Kamloops through work and volunteering, including The Relay for Life, Kamloops Food Policy Council, Farm 2 Chef, Community Futures and the Kamloops Arts Council. She has also hosted free in-person and online Co-op Cafes, coached minor baseball, played ladies sports (hockey and fastpitch) and has been involved in various beginner adult dance troupes over the years.
In 2018, Nelson began a co-operative development and business consulting practice to help small businesses and has contracted with the BC Co-operative Association and Community Futures branches to help business recovery efforts in Lytton. She has also been a director with Interior Savings Credit Union for six years, sitting on the audit and finance, governance, investment and lending and nominations and elections committees during her tenure.