Liz Anderson, a former Notary Public and Marriage Commissioner moved to Salt Spring in 1989. An active volunteer in the community, she has served on the Board of Community Services, been involved with the Tennis Association; Sailing Club; GIFTS (Gulf Islands Family Together Society which works transitioning young adults with disabilities into adult programs); as well as GISNA (Gulf Islands Special Needs Association which worked with the School District in providing services to students with special needs). She has served the Hospice Society for the last 10 years.
"Our daughter Suzy, who has an intellectual disability, was our inspiration for forming the Therapeutic Riding Association in 2001. I continue to be heavily involved in the program as I am acutely aware of the incredible benefits to not only the riders, but also their families, the volunteers and the community.
I am voting Yes because I want an elected council made up of Salt Springers; a council that is accessible, accountable and transparent. I want local leaders prioritizing the needs of Salt Spring Island,including water management, septic issues, recycling, composting, the abattoir, affordable housing, fire fighting, bicycle paths, transportation, seniors....the list is endless.
This year I have resonated with Canada 150. I feel proud and blessed to be a Canadian. I am grateful that we live in a democratic society wherein issues as vital as incorporation can be discussed and determined respectfully."