Joan is through and through tied to the community of Williams Lake. Having been born and raised here, growing up on a local ranch surrounded by the incredible history of the Soda Creek region of Williams Lake, and living within the city for over 30 years, she has a passion for the incredible natural outdoors and activities that the Cariboo Chilcotin area is renowned for.
She graduated from high school in Williams Lake, and furthered her education with a variety of university and institute programs during her 27 years of employment with the City of Williams Lake. After graduating from university in 1995, she began work as the City’s horticulturalist, and was integral to the City winning the Communities in Bloom international competitions both provincially, then nationally. She also started volunteering with the local Williams Lake Fire Department in 1999, and is proud to have provided 23 years of service to the people of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District. As one of the two first women to ever join the Williams Lake Fire Department in 1999, she continued to climb the ranks from the first female officer to the first female Deputy Chief within the Williams Lake Fire Department. Joan gracefully stepped away from her position to take on the new challenge of serving the community as an elected official for the City in 2022.
Welcoming hard work and new challenges, Joan continues to strive to make Williams Lake the best it can be, focussing on the incredible history, priceless partnerships, and natural wonders that the Cariboo Chilcotin is so fortunate to possess. Her main goal is to make Williams Lake a community that people are proud of, and to ultimately make Williams Lake a 'leader' of municipalities.
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