Teresa’s family moved to Vernon from Golden in 2007 so she could take on a role representing the North Okanagan as manager of the Visitor Centre. Teresa went on to open Durning Directions & Service, Ltd., and continued managing Visitor Services for Tourism Vernon as a contractor. Over the years, her business and digital marketing studies helped her develop tools and strategies to support the goals of Tourism Vernon and its stakeholders.
Recently nominated Community Leader of the Year, Teresa is well-known for her passion and commitment to Vernon’s success and all the ways she gives back to the community. When she’s not busy promoting our great city or volunteering for non-profits, Teresa can be found enjoying the beauty of the Okanagan outdoors with her husband, children, grandchildren and two Basset hounds.
Work with the City staff, citizens and council to form definitive policies & partnerships that make our streets safer.
Follow Official Community Plan initiatives that support opportunities for families, seniors and marginalized citizens to live and thrive in Vernon. Continue to work with community and provincial housing organizations to ensure progress continues. Advocate for zoning that supports housing projects within the city as funds come available from government.
Support council and staff to continue building excellent working partnerships with other governing bodies—including the Province and Regional District of the North Okanagan, Okanagan Indian Band, and the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee—so together we can protect and improve parks, infrastructure and publicly owned properties.
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