Lori Iannidinardo –
I want to thank the citizens and voters of Area D: Cowichan Bay for returning me to the CVRD Board as your representative for another four years. I appreciate your vote of confidence. It is an honour to serve you and I promise to continue to work hard on your behalf. Cowichan Bay is my home. I am passionate about my community and the diverse and wonderful people who live here. It has been heartening to hear, as I have knocked on doors these past weeks, how much you too care about this special place where we live.
- I believe in a balanced approach to community development that works for families, seniors and small businesses alike, that protects our watershed and environment for future generations, where economic prosperity and sustainability go hand in hand.
- I’m proud of how much the vision described in our new Official Community Plan reflects the diversity of our community, and impressed with how many local people got involved in its creation over the past six years. I am committed to continuing to consult with the community as we complete the bylaw making process that flows out of the OCP and implement the plan. I look forward to seeing the community’s vision turned into a reality that meets our current and future needs.
- I am committed to ensuring we have safe, clean water, to protecting and improving the health of the estuary, to standing up for local agriculture and to advocating for our community’s vulnerable citizens.
- I remain committed to ensuring a fair and accessible approach to regional recreation, advocating for better access to recreational services for our youth. I will continue to work for real collaborative and fiscally responsible solutions that work for Area D.
- I am committed to open government and will continue to advocate for transparency at the CVRD table. I believe that consultation, openness and accountability lie at the heart of building our community—a community that works for families, seniors, farmers, fishers and small businesses alike, and am committed to working together with others on the CVRD Board to make the Cowichan an even more inclusive and resilient community.
- I am proud to have been a part of Cowichan Bay achieving Cittaslow International designation as the first official Cittaslow Community in North America. This recognition of our community’s quality agriculture and food, our craftsmanship, environmental stewardship, hospitality and all round livability is also helping stimulate and diversify our economy and making Cowichan Bay an international Slow Food tourist destination.
Local politics is not always easy – inevitably differing views and competing interests arise. But as we continue to listen to each other, and learn from our shared experience, I believe we will continue to find effective solutions together. I remain committed to continuing to listen, learn and work on inclusive, solutions-based approaches.
I want to say a huge thank you to the over 40 volunteers who worked on my re-election campaign, including all those who walked with me door-to-door throughout Area D. We put a lot of miles on our shoes and I enjoyed each and every opportunity to meet with constituents and hear what matters to the people of our fine community.
If you have questions or comments, please get in touch. You can reach me at or 250-510-3504.
I pledge to continue to work with you on creating and preserving a diverse, inclusive and sustainable community in Area D: Cowichan Bay. Thank you for your support!