Trainer Seeks Re-Election to Summerland Council – Summerland Review


Erin Trainer is seeking a third term as Councilor of Summerland.

Trainer was the first candidate to file for councilor on August 30. She says her experience, knowledge and ability to work with others is an asset to the board.

“My goal over the next four years will be to build a new recreation center; enhance parks and public spaces for all users; and be open to new opportunities for Summerland,” she said.

“All of this, while keeping a closer eye on core responsibilities, including good governance, budgets and infrastructure, with a focus on improving roads. Adapting to the challenges of climate change and building a relationship with the Penticton Indian Band are also vitally important. The list is long, but I’m listening and I’m ready to continue working for the people of Summerland.

Trainer says his vision for Summerland is one of a vibrant, healthy community where everyone feels safe and proud to call home.

“Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has been very difficult for all of us,” Trainer said.

“My goal is to be part of a team that can help restore trust in government and, more importantly, in each other.

“With strong leadership, respect and meaningful dialogue, I know we can do it.”

In addition to being a councillor, Trainer has spent the past two years serving as the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District Director and growing her family.

Trainer and her husband, Erick Thompson, have three children, ages four, three and one.

Trainer is a third-generation Trout Creek resident.

She holds a degree in political science from the University of Victoria, as well as degrees in broadcast communication from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and in public relations from the University of Victoria.

Previously, she worked as a television news writer and producer, managed the Penticton Farmers’ Market, and was marketing coordinator at Summerland Credit Union.

She is also a founding member of the Trout Creek Neighborhood Group.

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