Ron McRae

Name

Ron McRae

Jurisdiction

School District #6: Rocky Mountain

Running for

School Board

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?

Our local government - City fo Kimberley - makes an annual commitment of $20000? to the local arts council. As well the City owns the building and provides for capital upgrades/improvements

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?

I have always been a strong supporter of arts, culture and heritage through personal commitments as well as in my capacity previously as Councillor and Mayor of Kimberley

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?

I have a professional background ineducation and will use that background to further the interests of those students involved in arts

Cultural Growth

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

Better connections between local municipal governments, regional districts and school districts

Cultural Spaces

Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?

Yes I actively support financially improvements of our arts infractruce

Cultural Tourism

How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?

Improved exposure of what our district has to offer - better connection into the City branding of our community

How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?

Exposure

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?

Highlighting what Kimberley has to offer - put our school district in the forefront of what out district has to offer for arts and culture

Participation

How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

I have been active in the cultural life of our community - have been on committees and regularly participate in community events

Additional Information

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