An Introduction to Cathrine Fuller
I am deeply invested in Roberts Creek and the Sunshine Coast. I have lived in this area for 30 years; was married here; raised my children and now my grandchildren are growing up in The Creek. I truly love this place and I believe it may be one of the best places on Earth to live. I want that to be true for my great great grandchildren as well.
Through most of my adult life I worked in the communications industry. Thirty years ago I was a reporter and then editor of the Coast News. As a reporter, I primarily covered the SCRD. While there have been a lot of changes on the Sunshine Coast in that time, I am often surprised at how the same issues recycle every decade or two. So I bring an awareness of recent history.
On a more personal note I want to be clear about the values I hold.
- My first obligation as a representative for Roberts Creek, is to this community. I will never put my personal interests above those of the community.
- Clear communications are essential for good governance. Board members need to listen to their constituents, the staff and each other. Not only do I believe in the community consultation that has become standard practice in Roberts Creek, I believe it should be easy for people to know how and why various decisions are made by the SCRD Board.
- I am a strong proponent of pro-active planning. In my experience, when you react to a crisis, you often make poor decisions and they are always more costly.
- I believe our most valuable resource is the people who live here. Many of these people are exceptionally intelligent and creative; they often have valuable professional experience and the governing bodies need to be receptive to citizens’ input and encourage it.
- We are stewards of the natural world around us and wisely caring for that world can only benefit our day-to-day lives.
- Finally, I value cooperation and collaboration between all areas of the Coast. We all need to start being better neighbours.
When you see me in person, I will often be trailing my jetpack, disguised as an oxygen cylinder. It is not a personal fashion statement. I have COPD, so I carry my own supply of oxygen where I go. I still dance and sing and travel. I am formidably sharp and very healthy.
I hope you will allow me to serve Roberts Creek as your Director on the Regional Board.