As one Kamloops city councillor departs from the Union of BC Municipalities, another hopes to join.
Kamloops council this week voted unanimously to endorse Coun. Sadie Hunter for a director at large position with the organization that represents British Columbian communities.
Coun. Arjun Singh — who has spent seven years on the UBCM board, including one term as president — recused himself from voting as he is a member of the UBCM’s nomination committee.
Mayor Ken Christian touted Hunter’s passion and unique skill set as a fit for the position and noted Singh’s experience as a benefit to the city.
Speaking with KTW, Hunter said she is grateful for support from the mayor and council in putting her name forward for the nomination. She said it is important to have not only representation from Kamloops at the provincial level, but also regional representation.
Midway through her first term on city council, Hunter noted her experience living in small towns throughout rural British Columbia, as well as an education in policy and experience in the education sector.
“I feel like it’s a good fit and I feel like I can bring a lot of value to the table,” she said.
Singh advocated for local governments at the provincial level for seven years and council also recently endorsed him to run for a seat on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities board of directors.
The elections will be held in October.