What will she do when elected?

Stephanie Hendy will work hard to increase the equity for the citizens of Vernon, and work toward a just transition.

  • Transportation: support infrastructure to travel by foot, transit, or bicycle, and support the creation of a car share network
  • Environment: support initiatives like the BC Energy Step Code, continue to champion the city's Climate Action Plan/Official Community Plan, and work with the City and RDNO to strategize the best way to fire proof our city
  • Housing: support the construction of temporary modular housing to adopt a Housing First model, build more cooperative rental housing, and start a co-housing community
  • Local small businesses: create a comprehensive directory which can incorporate guides for people with disabilities, and make it easier for people looking to support Queer and/or BIPOC-owned enterprises to find them
  • Continue to work with existing groups to support local events such as Downtown Days, Vernon and Polson Park Farmers' Markets, the Winter Carnival, and all other events focused on community building

Stephanie's Vernon Actions to-date

  • Stephanie co-wrote a submission to the British Columbia provincial government, to the Finance Committee, to request forestry reform be included in the 2022-23 budget considerations. The main takeaways from the request were to phase out old-growth logging and forest clear cutting, as these practices make forest fires spread more rapidly. She wrote an article summarizing the submission, here. See drop down menu called BC Finance Committee – Submission on Forestry Reform

  • Stephanie was involved in organizing the RBC Day of Action event in Vernon on Friday October 29th, with Leadnow to draw attention to RBC being the largest financial backer of the oil & gas industry in Canada, and 5th largest in the world.