Suzanne Saumure

Name

Suzanne Saumure

Jurisdiction

Merritt

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?

Not enough the government needs to do more. Yes I would be an advocate for the arts in our community.

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, I believe that arts and culture are very important to our community.

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, funding and teachers needed to teach the arts. I am not elected yet and do not know what tools and resources the city possesses. But would do all I could.

Cultural Growth

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

We can get involved with the community listeñ and do our best to meet merits needs

Cultural Spaces

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

I believe that the city should invest in spaces that are affordable for artistic and non artistic alike.

Cultural Tourism

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

Ask the community what they feel what type of cultural tourism that they would bring in to merritt

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

Drawing people to Merritt through social media invest in more bands to play in town. More community based events concerts ,for family's of all ages.

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?

That the young people will forget who and where they come from, education is the best way to address these concerns

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 taken art classes,taken part in events especially during the holidays.

Additional Information

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