Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A Note From Wendy Holm - Vancity BoD Candidate

I first met Wendy Holm last Saturday outside Vancity's Mercato branch and caught a fun picture of her in her raincoat which matched Vancity's corporate colours. She is running for the Board of Directors at Vancity.
See the link here.
We've had a bit of an email exchange and she sent me this about herself. I thought you might be interested in what she had to say.
By the way, if there are other candidates out there, I would be happy to post what you had to say, as with Wendy.
Feel free to contact me at or call 604-788-8340.

On a personal level, my family lives here and I want to see this city achieve its potential. I think Vancity can contribute to that goal. Vancity's Sacco Report (The Power of the Arts in Vancouver: Creating a Great City, Jan 2007, Professor Luigi Sacco) defines the road map to turn Vancouver into a creative community. Here's what it says in a nutshell: Creativity should be a cross cutting theme in all sectors. It is what makes good cities great. OECD says our kids are #6 in the world in terms of creativity but our cities are close to the bottom. Vancouverites are stuck in a post-industrial model - defining ourselves by possessions (objects). To become a great city, a creative city, a flourishing city, we need to move to defining ourselves by experiences. We have tremendous resources to accomplish this. Not only the innate creativity of our youth, but - in the case of Vancouver - pockets of intense, ghettoized creativity. The Drive is clearly one. The Sacco report proposes a new future for the city: a vibrant and creative one that get's us both culturally and economically fit. It is a major work that needs to be moved forward in a systematic manner. Bob Williams, a collaborator on the Report, rejoined Vancity's Board to make this happen. But he (on behalf of the arts community) is impatient; more study won't cut it, it is time for action. Bob needs support on the board to pick up the pace... And that's where I come in. For more visit

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At 11:50 AM, Blogger Tod Maffin said...

Wendy has some excellent credentials.

But there are other excellent candidates for the Board as well, including the Action slate of Tod Maffin, Hugh Legg, and Jan O'Brien.

Our information is at

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Tod Maffin said...

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At 3:35 PM, Blogger Steven R. Duncan said...

Thanks for the input Tod. Not meant to slight you by not responding or posting this comment earlier, but have had some major computer issues to sort out that took up most of my time.
As a VanCity member, I'm happy to publish any candidate's views.


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