Melanie Mamoser, Islands Trust candidate

My name is Melanie Mamoser and I am the Local Trustee for the Gabriola Local Trust Area serving Gabriola, Mudge, DeCourcy and the more than 20 islands that make up the Gabriola Local Trust Area.  I would like to recognize that these are the traditional lands of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and that I'm impressed with an additional feeling of gratitude and responsibility as a result.

I am honoured to have been chosen along with my fellow Islander Heather Nicholas to serve you in upholding the 5102700094 on the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Islands Trust Act. The Islands Trust is a unique form of local government mandated to preserve and protect the environment and unique amenities of our islands.

Today more than ever, the Islands Trust mandate is needed to guide us in finding sustainable solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities. Luckily, our islands are filled with creative and engaged citizens and I look forward to working with them to find creative ways of realizing our shared vision of healthy communities living in harmony with the environment.