Nicole is a mom, small business owner, past council member and current Mayor of Comox. She lives, works and enjoys spending quality time with her family in and around Downtown Comox. Outside of work, you can find Nicole out on the water paddleboarding, kayaking or in the forest for a hike or game of disc golf. In the past four years she has learned about the importance of fiscal responsibility, collaboration and clear communication within our community and region. More specifically, the primary role the municipality plays in managing and delivering core services such as roads, water, sewer, garbage and recreation services.
In previous years, Nicole spent 10 years working in the Finance industry in a variety of positions including personal finance, lending and investment services. Nicole spent 5 years with Coast Capital Savings, in the latter years with their Public & Community Relations Department. In this position, she was on a management team allocating a multi-million dollar funding for community programs and non-profit organizations. With a keen eye for budgeting and researching what the gaps and opportunities in a community may be; municipal politics is a great fit with her budgeting and planning background.
Nicole later found a passion working with non-profit organizations and was Executive Director of SOS Children’s Village BC for 2 years. Working with children and families in Surrey, BC was one of the most rewarding experiences she has had to date. A passion for community and ability to influence change became part of her foundation.
Locally, Nicole has been a past Chair of the Comox Tour de Rock Red Serge Spaghetti dinner raising over $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society and pediatric cancer research. She has volunteered with Petite Fondo, Coldest Night of the Year and other events supporting Lilli House and the Comox Valley Transition Society.
Along with raising her young family, Nicole has been in real estate for the past 6 years. She is currently a Managing Broker and co-owner at a small independent real estate company. Nicole and her partner took the opportunity to do business in a different and unique way, giving her financial creativity, while introducing a fresh way of doing business to that industry.
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