Candidates for Nelson city council are seen at the candi-dating event in 2018. A year later, those who were elected are being invited back for another round. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Candidates for Nelson city council are seen at the candi-dating event in 2018. A year later, those who were elected are being invited back for another round. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson municipal candi-dating returns for anniversary event

Citizens can talk directly with council members about their first year in office

How do you think Nelson city council has performed over the last year? What’s important to council? What’s important to you?

All good relationships require open communication around how the relationship is working for both people involved. Our relationship with our elected officials is no different.

As a follow-up to an October 2018 event with candidates, Nelson at its Best is inviting council and citizens to participate in a Municipal Candi-dating: One Year Anniversary event. The idea is to provide an opportunity to check in with council and see how the first year in office has gone.

It takes place Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

The menu for this unique date night:

• Council highlighting strategic goals for the upcoming year;

• Small table discussions and Q&A with one councillor at each table addressing one of the four strategic priorities;

• Three rounds of these discussions to allow you to talk about up to three goals;

• Wrap-up with council reflecting back what they heard and key messages going forward.

Nelson at its Best is a network of organizations and individuals working together to both imagine and help make Nelson a healthy, strong community.

“We believe Nelson will be a place where people can come together to make the best community possible for themselves, their family, their friends, their neighbours and others, by everyone having a voice in defining problems and offering solutions,” the organization said in a prepared statement.

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