Lila Cresswell

Name

Lila Cresswell

Jurisdiction

Fruitvale

Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)

N/A

Funding

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?

Yes

Advocacy

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

Education

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?

Yes and school districts should have an arts curriculum in every school in BC - K to 12

Cultural Growth

How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?

Work with the local Beaver Valley Pend d’Oreille. Heritage Society as well as press the RDKB to add a Heritage service.

Key Issues

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?

Lack of a Heritage Register.

Additional Information

If you'd like to provide voters with additional information about your stance on arts, culture, and heritage issues in your community, please use the space below.

This is an area of community lifethat needs more attention. I would support initiatives to partner with local organizations and individuals to promote arts and culture as a primary social interest n this region.