Mike Hayner


Mike Hayner


Maple Ridge

Running for

City/Town Council

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?

I do not know how much they spend. I would not commit without knowing how much is being spent and whether or not that amount is adequate.


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?

Championing the growth of arts implies I would favor it over other important municipal matters. I couldn't do that when so many things are vital and just as important.


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 don't believe the arts aren't already a critical component of every child's education.

Cultural Growth

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

Since it hasn't been formed yet I couldn't possibly say.