Lisa Morry is the tenth person in Chilliwack to come forward to say she’s running for a city council seat.
Morry pledged to run on a platform for “progressive change” and said she brings a unique perspective as a UFV library employee, union official, and a former long-time single parent.
Her top concerns are housing, transportation, and child poverty.
People are calling for “change” in this upcoming election, Morry is aiming to be part of that change.
“Roads are seriously clogged, wasting time, fuel and resources, while housing construction spreads everywhere without adequate supports. Building housing is important, but we also need to build affordable housing, rental housing, and housing for vulnerable people,” she said in a news release announcing her candidacy.
“We need to improve transportation options around that housing, including transit, bike routes and trails. We need to create spaces for neighbours to gather and build community.”
She has volunteered with the Chilliwack Academy of Music, the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, the Fraser Valley Philharmonic Society, the Harrison Festival of the Arts, the Chilliwack Centre for Excellence Paddling Club, and, in the past, youth soccer and her children’s schools. Morry was a community newspaper reporter in Chilliwack, and she also co-hosted a news commentary show on the local Shaw Cable TV channel, and gained experience reporting on city councils in various communities.
She is a huge fan of healthy hiking on the local trails, and she and husband Randy also enjoy camping, skiing and ballroom dancing.
“We’re all concerned about housing, transportation, and child hunger in our community,” Lisa said. “My name is Lisa Morry and I’m asking for your vote for progressive change on city council on October 20.”