Becky Coons

Name

Becky Coons

Jurisdiction

Creston

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?

I do not know how much we invest locally - I am thankful Arts are seen in our small interior community but would encourage more arts in our school system.

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?

This is something I would potentially support - depending of course on what that would look like. Arts, culture and hertitage is part of who we are and an important area of learning for many

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'm not sure how I would make this happen - but I would love to see the opportunity for every student to have the opportunity.

Cultural Growth

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

Cultural is a term that can be tricky to define... because of the world I live and work in I initially think of First Nation culture and believe a better understanding and knowledge of FN culture is needed - how - i'm not sure but that would start with talking to the local band.

Cultural Spaces

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

I think we have pretty good spaces in our small town

Cultural Tourism

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

I'm not sure - not going to make up an answer.