West Vancouver Council

Elect
Sharon Thompson

West Vancouver
Yours. Mine. Ours.
West Vancouver Council

Elect
Sharon
Thompson

West Vancouver
Yours. Mine. Ours.

About Sharon

Sharon is committed to Community bringing an experienced, thoughtful and effective approach to community engagement and advocacy. Listening to understand, leading through collaboration, action and example are key components of getting the right things done. Critical thinking and discerning good information and representation of the issues is imperative.

 

Her father worked in the Forestry industry so she was raised in rural BC experiencing many parts of the province. She came to West Vancouver 33 years ago as a young professional with a degree in Urban Studies from UBC. Sharon spent these years raising her family and was actively involved in education and engagement around building a better community involving her children’s schools and activities, our neighbourhoods and the District in general. In her current role for the riding of West Vancouver Sea to Sky, she deals directly with the concerns of area residents and has a comprehensive understanding of local issues in the context of regional, provincial, and federal conditions.

 

Mobility and affordability are on everyone’s minds and challenge the vibrancy of our businesses and population. Access to the outdoors has erupted in the past few years and we are scrambling to manage our parks and natural environment. During her five years with the Province, the School Tax has been one of the most alarming issues in West Vancouver; affecting over 70% of homeowners in an unfair and disruptive manner. You can be sure that Sharon will employ the strongest voice possible on these regional issues to seek collaborative and effective solutions.

 

Community engagement is a significant part of Sharon’s work.  She has built and sustained many relationships with a variety of regional stakeholders.  She recently completed a diploma in Civic Engagement and Dialogue at SFU that deepened her understanding of how engagement is done effectively. With the abundance of resourceful, can-do people in our neighbourhoods, we have the opportunity to be leaders on many fronts as long as we build and nurture our initiatives in a supportive and progressive manner. Community and people are a priority for Sharon. She truly loves living in West Vancouver and her work in the Sea to Sky corridor. She would like to bring her experience and perspective to West Vancouver Council and help shape our future together.

Sharon supports the following projects:

• West Van Track
• Cypress Village
• Integrated Housing and Care facilities for Seniors
• Ambleside Corridor revitalization
• Horseshoe Bay Village revitalization
• Civic site 20 year plan
• Sea Side Arts/ Event Venue Arts and Cultural School/Centre with housing option for seniors and student (Klee Wyck)

Sharon’s Platform

LIVABILITY

Livability is my top priority. People want to feel secure, valued and connected within their community. I support projects and ideas that foster these values. 

Cypress Village is an exemplary model of what we should be trying to achieve for a complete and healthy “live, work, play” community.

A gentle revitalization of Ambleside corridor is necessary; with light densification and mixed-use amenities that offer good housing options and reflect a dynamic local impression, visually and commercially.

Over a quarter of our population are seniors. Housing and care facilities are critical, along with support programs and initiatives that can keep them in their homes or create vibrancy and inclusivity in their lives.

ADVOCACY

As your councillor I would have a persistent and commanding voice advocating for our best interest on regional, provincial and federal matters.

Getting people out of the cars may be a way of the future but we have to bridge that change through building for future behaviour while supporting current needs.  Densification around major transit routes is based on proven modelling and will draw more service.  Ride and car sharing, bike support, maintenance and storage can improve traffic volumes and parking demands. 

Thousands of tourists, trades and commuters travel THROUGH West Vancouver every day. We need to open up the conversation about mobility pricing and work force housing to make an impact on the North Shore.

West Vancouver

Yours. Mine. Ours.

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