About Sue Moen
Mission & Values
Sue Moen believes in using local expertise and experience to re-localize many parts of our economy. Urban agriculture and food security projects; remediation of natural eco-systems; energy and waste systems management and local manufacturing, light industry and building housing – all can be done responsibly and locally.
Sue Moen fell in love with Campbell River, so she moved downtown from a Black Creek hobby farm three years ago with her partner Reid King and their family of four-legged companions. Sue is the Supportive Housing Services Manager with the Salvation Army and sits on the coordinating committee for the Campbell River & District Coalition to End Homelessness. She believes housing is a human right, which is one of the key values motivating her to run for council. Sue understands the difficulties young families face finding affordable and appropriate housing. She has watched the current mayor and most of council equate poverty and lack of housing to criminality. However, the municipality has an obligation to be part of the solution to the housing crisis and there are several tools that can be used to improve housing options including zoning, land use planning and permit processes.
Sue has been a banker, a small business owner and a farm labourer. She has worked in retail, education, arts and culture, tourism and in the non-profit sector. Her wealth of experience including ongoing study in anything she is enthusiastic about will serve her well as a city councillor and advocate for the people. Sue knows that gathering and talking opens doors for understanding each other.
Sue has worked with food security communities for thirty years and for the last eight years has been co-manager of the Campbell River Farmer’s Market. Sue was a founding member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council collaborating with representatives from the whole food continuum in partnership with city staff. She witnessed the difference municipal involvement makes and believes Campbell River can support access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food through implementing our Urban Agriculture plan; material support to the Food Hub and partnerships with the Regional District, School Board and First Nations. She currently sits on the Strathcona Community Food Hub and volunteers with the Hema?elas Kitchen. Sue is an active member of the Canada Day Committee and has led the recycling/clean-up crew for several years. This activity is a small part of what she has done and continues to do to address the climate emergency. She knows we must change how we do business, how we interact with our natural and built environments and how we move through community. Sue believes in using local expertise and experience to re-localize our economy. Urban agriculture and food security projects; remediation of natural eco-systems; energy and waste systems management and local manufacturing, light industry and building housing – all can be done responsibly and locally.
Sue would like to be one of the voices in city hall. She will bring imaginative and immediate solutions to issues in the downtown core. She will help improve community health and connectedness with positive ideas to deal with the multiple crises we face. With your vote, she will be an effective, thoughtful, and bold councillor.