Cori Ramsay has lived in Prince George for the last sixteen years and calls the region home. In 2010 Ramsay graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts. Since then she has worked in the Financial Services Industry in a variety of roles including bank teller and retail lending support.
Ramsay grew up living in poverty and made it clear that she is passionate about poverty reduction, accessibility and homelessness. In 2017 Ramsay gave a TEDx talk titled Poverty and the Power of Living Wage. In 2018 her work on the Living Wage and her commitment to her community earned her a place on the Prince George Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Under 40 list.
Actively involved in her community, Ramsay is the Chair of the Board for the Two Rivers Gallery, sits as an Alumni Senator on UNBC’s Senate, is the Treasurer for the CFUR Radio Society and recently chaired the Advisory Committee on Council Remuneration for the City of Prince George.
As a young professional in Prince George, Ramsay believes that she can make a difference and bring a progressive voice to council representing the citizens of Prince George. Ramsay is not shy when it comes to the board room and has a great deal of experience when it comes to governance, policy development, and strategic planning. Last year Ramsay attended the United Nations Active Citizens Social Enterprise forum learning about the Sustainable Development Goals and how communities can leverage the goals in their communities. She plans on focusing on issues such as poverty, hunger, health, education, global warming, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment, and social justice.
In her spare time Ramsay can be found beekeeping, dancing at Judy Russell’s Enchainement Dance Centre, playing saxophone for the Prince George Community Band, volunteering at MakerLab or the Two Rivers Gallery, or sewing costumes for local theatre groups.
Focusing on succession planning for council is crucial. With long term councillors starting to retire, it’s time to bring in young leaders who can gain the experience and mentorship to successfully lead our city in the future.
The core of my campaign is simple: People and Prince George. I want to see our city thrive and that means working together to tackle hard issues like poverty reduction, accessibility, and homelessness.
There are issues we are all passionate about: a vibrant downtown, better infrastructure, city facilities, parking and public transportation; healthcare, affordable housing, bike lanes, cultural events, support for arts and other causes, profitable and thriving local businesses – and those are the issues that I am passionate about as well. Our council is making real progress on the issues that impact our community and I want to be a part of that change. I believe that the success of our community is dependant on us, the stakeholders and I am going to work hard, research, be informed on the issues, and make recommendations that the People of Prince George want.
I am a young progressive voice and as a councillor for the City of Prince George, I will bring a fresh perspective to council and help strategize long term solutions for diversifying our economy and ensuring we remain sustainable. With both lived experience and a social work and advocacy background, I hope to bring a wealth of knowledge to council tackling issues affecting many residents and business owners in Prince George.
We are all stakeholders in our community and together, we can build the future we want. Together, we can build a better Prince George.
“I have known Cori Ramsay for many years and I have rarely met anyone with a more developed sense of citizenship and willingness to serve the greater good. She acts with integrity and on principle, and makes decisions on the basis of sound research and an understanding of policy and issues. She values relationships that empower and takes action to improve lives. She will bring all of these qualities to her work on City Council. To quote Shakespeare, “Though she be little, she is fierce.”
Dr. Lisa Dickson
3M National Teaching Fellow
Department of English
University of Northern British Columbia
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