The youngest candidate for Creston town Councillor is Karen Goforth, daughter of Keith Goforth who is running as well but in rural area B.
Karen says after getting more involved with the fire hall referendum and attending open houses, her interest evolved into attending council meetings.
There, she discovered how few people are informed on the issues that press Creston.
She offers a solution.
“Video feed from council meetings so that people have a way to stay in touch and stay involved in what’s going on in the community. I know meetings are at 4:00 pm on Tuesdays right now. Being self-employed, i have the flexibility to make that time work.”
For those who cannot attend regular council meetings, Karen suggests altering the meeting’s time entirely.
According to Goforth, Ladysmith, Qualicum beach, Fernie and Sooke have already adopted a video feed.
Another subject Goforth touches on is an untapped resource that she says needs to be addressed.
“Social media marketing is a huge resource and I don’t think Creston is marketing ourselves enough. We need to be on Instagram, Facebook… And when people think about the Kootenays, Creston isn’t the first town that pops into their head and I want that to change.”
Goforth says it’s the lifestyle, natural beauty and outdoor activities that attract millennials to the Valley and she says it’s important to promote those qualities online to draw in a larger tax base.
Creston Votes October 20th.