Mary Murphy

CANDIDATE BIO: Mary Murphy

Submitted bio for Mary Murphy.

(Running for Kitimat Councillor)

My family moved to kitimat in 1955. My partner and I raised our two children in Kitimat and in turn five grandchildren.

As the result of working in industry for 34 years, our family truly enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, the marvel of nature and industry.

I was union president for five years, and facilitating the most difficult time, through a mill closure. I gained educational opportunities both from union and management structures and perspectives, early at St. Anthony, Kildala School, MESS, followed by NWCC, Justice Institute, WCB, RED Cross, CLC, CAW, BC Federation, and West Fraser. My Passion still lies with health and safety.

My portfolios over three years include Advisory Leisure Services commission, Advisory for Persons with Disabilities, Northern Development Initiative Trust and Kitimat Age Friendly committee. Successful at obtaining government recognition for Kitimat Age Friendly Community. Radley Park and Hirsch Creek improvements and expansions, and lobbying for Kitimat’s best interests.

Volunteer positions, Kitimat General Hospital, Girl Guides, Kitimat Fire department, Kitimat Extreme Weather Shelter, Kitimat Community Supper, and many community committee projects.

I enjoy instructing at NWCC and Kitimat Valley Institute. I love golfing, skiing, my three wonderful rescue dogs, and boating on the Douglas Channel. My favorite saying: “Success is accomplished: not by one, but a hard working group.”

– Mary Murphy

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