Township of Langley
Party or Slate (if applicable)
Do you know how much your local government invests in the arts? Would you commit to advocating for an increase in that cultural investment for arts, culture, and heritage in your community, within the capacity of your elected body?
No, but I know more needs to be done. There are not enough options in the Township of Langley in regards to the Arts.
If elected, will you take an active role on behalf of your local government in championing the growth of arts, culture and heritage in your community? Why?
Yes, I believe more needs to be done to help add services and facilities to our community.
Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree. Will you commit to making the arts a critical component of every child’s education? If so, how?
I support this for sure, but not sure how much influence Council would have on implementing more arts into school programs. But if the opportunity was there to work with Trustee's on this I would.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
I believe in order to be inclusive of everyone, we need to make facilities and funding available for these programs.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
I believe these need to be built into all community development plans.
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
By encouraging and fostering child and youth programs that work with all ages to develop the arts and culture of our community.
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
By making sure we have facilities and programs in place encourage its growth.
What do you feel is the single most important issue relating to arts, culture, and heritage in your community, and what action will you take to address it?
The lack of facilities for arts and culture. I would work with mayor and council to make sure these are included our community.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
Attending community cultural events