Trish Parsons

CANDIDATE BIO: Trish Parsons

Submitted candidate bio for Trish Parsons.

(Running for Kitimat Mayor)

Born and raised in Kitimat with 11 siblings, I’ve had the privilege of raising my own five children and now two of my three grandchildren right here in Kitimat.

After a brief three years in Calgary, Alberta in the mid-eighties where I met my husband Wayne, new employment opportunities in Kitimat allowed us to return to Kitimat and purchase our first and “forever” home. I worked at Mount Elizabeth Secondary School on the office team in the role of accounts clerk for eleven years and served two terms as treasurer of the local CUPE Union.

My employment with the school district ended with the School District amalgamation and support staff positions were reduced.

With limited job opportunities, it was time to start my own business as a bookkeeper/consultant working for local businesses and community organizations for more than fifteen years.

I am currently serving second term as Director of the BC Chamber Executives Society and the Kitimat

Community Foundation.

As the Executive Director of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce since 2009 I continue to engage with proponents, government, resource services and community groups to build partnerships and effect change for our community.

– Trish Parsons