Vanderhoof: Wilson, Jessi – mayor candidate
Born and raised by Abe and Kathy Klassen, I am the youngest of six children. I attended Sinkut View Elementary School, Northside Christian School, and graduated from Nechako Valley Secondary School. In 1991 I married Scott Wilson and we raised our two children (Tarina and Chris) here. Needless to say, I’m Vanderhoof all the way.
For eight years, I ran my own daycare. After that, I worked for an accounting firm before deciding to buy the local dollar store, which Scott and I owned for six and-a-half years. In 2006 I was elected as a director for the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce and was elected president in 2011. During that time, I sat on various boards and committees such as Minerals North 2014 and the pool society. Due to these experiences, I have a strong understanding of what businesses need as well as how a board is supposed to operate.
I feel strongly about the youth in our community and their future, and as such I teach the Junior Achievement Economics for Success course to grade ten planning students. My husband and I also supply hot chocolate and doughnuts to all the 4-H members on the Saturday of the Fall Fair because we feel that all their dedication and hard work deserves to be recognized.
I believe that Vanderhoof needs consistent recreation programs for all ages, as well as more housing for our seniors. I also believe that Vanderhoof’s expenses need to be streamlined so that we are better prepared for the future.
I know that I would be a great mayor for this town. I love our town, our community, and I enjoy seeing the variety of people here. Being born and raised in Vanderhoof, and in raising my own family, I have maintained a strong connection to our community. I believe each person in Vanderhoof has a voice, and the right to speak up.