Meet the Candidates: Cathy Paton

Village of Salmo: Paton, Cathy – Councillor Candidate

  • Oct. 27, 2014 4:00 p.m.

My husband, Fred, and I moved to Salmo in 1993 with our two oldest children who were 5 and 1 at the time. We knew right away that this was where we wanted to stay.

In Salmo, there are so many ways to become involved in the community, and we did!  As an Early Childhood Educator with two young children, it became apparent to me that there was a child care crisis in the community, so I worked with the Board of the Salmo Child Care Society to create the beautiful Salmo Children’s Centre, which continues to serve over 100 families each year.  I am also proud to be a founding member of the environmental organization, GreenDream, and sit on countless local and regional organizations and committees that relate to health, social services, child care, education and the environment.

If I can make three promises they are; that I will handle all interactions with the respect and caring that the residents of Salmo deserve, that I will properly research and prepare for all decisions that I make on their behalf, and that I will represent the residents of Salmo in a professional and intelligent manner in council chambers and at regional and provincial tables.

With any municipality or non-profit organization, the ongoing challenges stem from increasing demand for decreasing financial resources.

I am looking forward to finding new resources that are available to rural municipalities to help improve infrastructure, and continuing to look for creative ways to use the funds that we do have available, wisely.