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Jewett announces she will run for re-election to council in October

FIRST LOOK: Councillor says housing and governance are top issues



Whistler Councillor Cathy Jewett announced today that she is running for re-election.

Jewett was first elected to council last year in a by-election following the passing of Coun. Andree Janyk.

Since joining local government she has taken up positions on AWARE (she is a founding member of this organization), Whislter Community Services Society, the Library Board, The Transportation Advisory Group, Human Resources advisory group and the May Long Weekend and Forest Wildland Advisory Committees.

Jewett has lived and worked in Whistler since 1976 raising both her children here. She has acted as an advocate for families throughout her years on parent and family focused community groups.

A professional ski patroller, who also works in Whistler Blackcomb's safety department, Jewett was awarded "Whistler Citizen of the Year" in 2016, and last year Pique readers voted her "Volunteer of the Year."

Along with working on providing more community housing, a press release announcing her run for council states: "Another area of focus, if elected, is Governance which creates the platform for how Council operates and how it engages not only with municipal staff, but more importantly how Council ensures that the public is informed, connected and that the processes of government are as transparent as possible."

The election will be held Oct. 20. Advance polls Oct. 10 and 13. Mail-in ballots are available at municipal hall.

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