Daphane Nelson announced today (June 27, 2022) she will run for Kamloops City council. Here’s her news release:
June 27, 2022 – Recognizing the unceded traditional territory of the Secwépemc people whose land provides us with nourishment, livelihood and recreation, Daphane Nelson is today making an announcement relating to the Kamloops municipal election October 15, 2022.
“I stand for community, cooperating, action, creative thinking and finding solutions to systemic and difficult problems that citizens look to leadership at all levels of government to solve. Reports are good, results are better,” says Daphane.
Her announcement which will be made today at 1 PM via video on social media will cover an outline of her platform which is based on People, Planet and Prosperity. Learn more about Daphane from her website and social media accounts as outlined below.
About Daphane Nelson
Daphane graduated in Ashcroft and moved to Kamloops in the 90s to study business at TRU. She has been here since, and has close to twenty years working with non-profits and businesses in Kamloops through a number of work and volunteer opportunities including The Relay for Life, Kamloops Food Policy Council, Farm 2 Chef, Community Futures, Kamloops Arts Council and the Kamloops Public Market Co-operative.
Her community involvement extends beyond board governance; she has hosted free in-person and online Co-op Cafes in alignment with co-operative principle #5, coached minor baseball, played ladies sports (hockey and fastpitch) and has been involved in various beginner adult dance troupes over the years.
In 2018, she began a co-operative development and business consulting practice to assist small businesses achieve their highest potential and has contracted with the BC Co- operative Association, Community Futures of Central Interior First Nations, as well as Community Futures Sun Country helping business recovery efforts in Lytton.
Coinciding with this endeavour, she has been a director with Interior Savings Credit Union for six years sitting on the audit and finance, governance, investment & lending, and nominations & elections committees during her tenure.
This is Daphane Nelson’s second time running for city council. In 2014, she ran with the Vision Kamloops team and while she was not a successful candidate, feedback from her network suggested that if she were to consider another run, it would be best done on her own platform which is what she is proposing this year.