Daniel Robert Helmer

Name 

Daniel Robert Helmer

Jurisdiction

Duncan

Running for 

Mayor

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?

The City of Duncan needs more Effective & Efficient Policing, Water and Sewer Infrastructure, Parking, Low Income Housing, Drug Abuse and the Crime that comes with it. If their is any Money left with out Raising Taxes, We could look at a Increase.

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 will need more info, about this question before I can answer.

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 would hope, the Education System is offering Arts, Music and P.E to keep are Students strong in body and mind.

Cultural Growth

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

We would look at the programs you need or want, if it helps the community then we talk investment.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes, we would have to look at the space and the cost.

Cultural Tourism

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

I would have find where it stands now, before I can improve it.

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

Any tax paying workers are welcome to Duncan

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?

I will have to learn more about this issue, before I can answer.

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 hope to get involved after October 20.