Niki Vankerk 

Pemberton candidate profile

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Occupations? Computer consultant; occasional farm wife

Furthest place you travelled to and why: Laos by bicycle

Describe yourself using five words or less. Big hair, tall, vary smrt

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? There is no TV in my house.

Profile Questions:

What do you see as the top election issues? I stand for connecting this community through trails and events, encouraging our diverse business community and transparent and clear decision-making.

How would you address the housing developments now facing the Village? Trails before sales - wouldn't it be great if all taxpayers could bike into town in 15 minutes or less?

What do you think is the Village of Pemberton's role in boosting economic activity? Support events that showcase Pemberton's assets to bring in tourists; continue working to balance clear and consistent guidelines with flexibility as needed.

What would you do to enhance the environment for business? Pursue downtown enhancement strategy - create gathering places, keep Pemberton walkable and encourage local shopping.

Give an example of a difficult situation you have overcome. I left a large consulting firm to work for a start-up that fell to pieces around me, which I then left to start my own consulting business eight years ago.

Where can people go to get your election platform? www.facebook.com/nikivankerkforcouncil

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