Economic. The 1990 Banff Incorporation Agreement, which created us as a Town, states that tourism will be our sole economic driver. I support the initiatives of Banff Lake Louise Tourism to encourage tourism growth in our quieter seasons. I believe that if Banff is a great place to live, that it will also be a great place to visit.
Environment. One of the goals of our community plan is that Banff will be an environmental role model. Our Environmental Master Plan, Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap and Climate Action Workplan will see Town of Banff corporate emissions reduced by more than 50% by 2030. I will support programs that continue to improve municipal environmental performance and programs that assist residents and businesses with their performance also.
Pandemic/ COVID19/ Recovery: We’ve been responding to the pandemic with safety initiatives for residents and businesses (e.g. entry checkpoints, mask bylaws and safety ambassadors.) We’ve also fostered safety and business viability with things like the pedestrian zone in our downtown and partnering with the work Banff Lake Louise Tourism has done. Once we are done with these emergencies measures we need to focus on our recovery so that we return to a thriving vibrant safe community. I believe that if Banff is a great place to live, that it will also be a great place to visit.