Teresa Durning has a strong business background, is a community volunteer and outdoor enthusiast who has been dedicated to making Vernon a great place to live and work for more than a decade.
Teresa has been nominated for multiple community leadership awards including Top 20 over 40 and Community Leader of the Year. She is well-known for her passion and commitment to Vernon’s success.
As a Vernon City Councillor I will continue to be available for its citizens including quarterly community engagement sessions, timely response to phone calls and emails.
Advocate for improved access to affordable and accessible housing within the city including people on assistance or disability government programs, seniors on limited incomes and working families earning between low and moderate incomes.
Continue to liaise with the city’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and city staff on reaching housing goals as a strategic priority.
Continue to vote yes for housing projects that will improve attainable housing for families and seniors.
Continue to support initiatives that allocate land and streamline processes for development of housing within the City of Vernon.
Continue to lobby neighbouring communities and other levels of provincial and federal Governments to ensure that housing continues to be a top priority.
Supporting initiatives that help Vernon reach its climate action plan goals including efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change on our community.
Vote yes to initiatives that improve the resilience of the City of Vernon from natural disasters such as flooding, fires and heat domes.
Vote yes to initiatives that align with the City of Vernon’s Climate Action Plan such as green transportation improvements, composting and environmental education.
Participate in the City of Vernon’s updated Official Community Plan supporting objectives that align with environmentally responsible practices and policies.
Research provincial and federal programs that bring needed financial resources to our city to help with public safety plans.
Work with the business community to support resilience through the pandemic rebound and support initiatives that ensure future growth and sustainability.
Support the Downtown Vernon Association's objectives and goals for their Business Improvement Area (BIA).
Liaise with the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce who continues to advocate and strategize to support small and large businesses.
Support planning that is aligned with a more vibrant and successful business base in the city such as improved density, land uses and economic development goals
Continue to listen to developers and business management on what their needs are and how the city can better support these needs.
Be part of conversation that resolves current wait times that are said to be impeding economic growth in our city. Support tourism strategies that improve and grow our economy.
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