Q&A – Panz

# 1  What community involvement have you had?
Over 20 years of community based, non profit society experience, for example, Old Growth Conservancy Society and BC Master Gardener Association.

#2 What are the key issues facing WV and what action would you take in these areas of concern?
Ambleside renewal and new public safety building, establish an open public process for the redevelopment of the 1300 block. Renew the 1300 block to fit with today, a place that embraces arts, our heritage, innovation, in keeping with our natural environment, connects us to our waterfront and invites and includes all of us.
Protection of our parks and natural spaces, implementation of our Parks Master Plan and establishment of a Upper Lands Working Group in 2012 to address long term protection of our mountainside and Metro regional growth strategy commitments.
Responsible decision making– long term financial planning, working as a team on Council in partnership with the community.

#3 How do you achieve a balance of competing interests within the community?
Being honest and open minded, developing relationships with community members, working together to find common ground and innovative solutions.   The incredible success over the last three years with our community Field Sports groups demonstrates this approach works. Councils success will rely increasingly on our community based working group approach and other meaningful ways of having our citizens work with us on challenging community issues.

#4  Do you have expectations of change in the relationship between West Vancouver and the GVRD and between West Vancouver and the Provincial Government?

We need to continue to strengthen our relationships with all level of governments, and with all our Metro Regional neighbours and partners.

#5  What management and organizational skills do you bring to this position?
I am a good listener, facilitator and enjoy collaborating with the community. I am always interested in learning more, exploring innovative ways to solve issues, with a real desire to implement on our public ideas that continue to make West Vancouver better.

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