Darcy Olsen, 37, is one of six candidates running for a seat on Nanaimo City Council in the Saturday, March 26, 2011, byelection. Born in Vancouver, Olsen moved to Nanaimo in 2004 to raise her two children. She immediately fell in love with the trail walks through the many parks, the easy accessibility to the waterfront, and the friendly people of Nanaimo. In Vancouver, Darcy served as an administrative assistant for several New Democratic Party (NDP) officials and since her arrival in Nanaimo she has worked on rezoning applications for a number of shopping centers.
Olsen’s vision of Nanaimo includes placing a stronger focus on Nanaimo’s economic development as well as reviewing projects to increase the density in our downtown core while ensuring neighbourhood plans and the Official Community Plan are being respected. Darcy would like to see more effort put into affordable housing to ensure families in our community can live a life free of poverty and fear.
Darcy Olsen: “I feel I have the combination of relative youth and unique community experience both in business and government to contribute meaningfully on Nanaimo’s City Council. I am not interested in the battles of the past but in moving forward from where we are to make Nanaimo the best community it can be.”