As a longtime resident, I am very proud that I live in this wonderful community. I am married to Harry VanWoerden. My children were born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, attended school here and graduated from SAS. I am the current mayor of Salmon Arm, 2011-2014 (council 2002-2005). Work experience includes: family-owned construction business, Okanagan College instructor, 1986-2007, Canadian Mental Health Association business manager 2007- until my election as mayor and Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union director 2006 – current. Volunteer service: Relay For Life honorary chair six relays, Emergency Social Services 12 years, as well as numerous community events.