My name is Trina Isakson and I’m running for Powell River City Council.
I imagine a future for this community that is vibrant, caring, and safe – a place for us all to thrive. In speaking with residents, I hear that people want councillors who are responsible, community-oriented, pragmatic, and future-thinking. I want to get working on issues like the mill site and economic development, affordable housing, the opioid crisis, retaining our youth, public engagement, and good relations with Tla’amin Nation.
I currently sit on the board of the Powell River Community Foundation, and have volunteered at different times with the Powell River Garden Club, Texada Island Nonprofit Seniors Housing Society, and Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Association. I was appointed to the City’s Community Finance Advisory Committee because of my interest in taxation and spending that meets community needs and interests. I co-led public engagement for the possible name change process.
My professional work is as a facilitator with community groups that need help doing strategic planning, implementing changes, or dealing with conflict. My experience means that I am a good listener, ask insightful questions, and can analyze complex information.
I’m originally from Salmon Arm, but my years in Powell River mean my roots will continue to grow here for decades more. I hold a MBA in community economic development, and an interest in community well-being is an ongoing theme in my life.
In my free time I hike, garden, work on my house, and do crossword puzzles. You might find me out and about walking around Westview, at the Library, or in one of our local thrift stores.
I’d love to keep you updated with campaign developments and hear about what issues you care about most. Or would you like to volunteer or order a lawn sign?