ABOUT TANYA SNELL
YOUR CANDIDATE FOR DEPUTY MAYOR
I have the experience! As your 2018-2022 Elected School Board Trustee, our board was responsible for the governance of 6000 employees, 60,000 students and an annual budget of $654 M. My love for Wasaga Beach continues to grow! I moved here 18 years ago and for the past 10+ years, I have been heavily involved in our community to contribute my skills with the intent of making our town the best that it can be. You can read about my various community initiatives featured in our local newspaper, click here.
Professionally, I am a marketing and communications expert with over 20 years of community development and marketing experience. Currently, I am the Marketing and Communications Manager for a real estate investment firm and their sister property management company. I welcome you to view my resume, click here. I am excited to bring many years of professional experience to improving Wasaga Beach’s marketing, promotions, youth services and events.
I want to be your next Deputy Mayor and I am ready to serve!
- Elected Public School Board Trustee for the past 4 years, 2018 – 2022;
- President of the Wasaga Beach Women’s Business for 2011-2018;
- Wasaga Beach Youth Support Committee, 2010–2015;
- Youth Worker with the City of Vancouver in my 20’s; and
- I have been humbled with various awards as a local entrepreneur and citizen.
- Entrepreneur of the year – 2016 – Wasaga Beach Chamber Commerce;
- Innovative Business of the Year – 2016 – Collingwood Chamber of Commerce;
- Wasaga Finest Citizen Recognition – 2015 and 2016; and
- Athena Award – 2015 – Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
My first encounter with Tanya was watching her on television during a political debate, when she ran for School Trustee. She made quite an impression. Rather than the customary self-promotion and deprecation of her competitor she recognized his own unique qualifications and commended his credibility. What a refreshingly honest, dignified and shift in tone within what is routinely a rancorous municipal political atmosphere. Apparently, a sufficient number of constituents were as impressed with her grace and generosity as I was, and she was rewarded with a victory.
I cannot put enough emphasize on how much of an impact Tanya had on my life during this time; she gave me a safe space to be who I was, to work through the trauma of being bullied daily at school, of encouraging my love of administration and program planning that I still use to this day, to build positive relationships with members of the community, to become a leader when I struggled to even make eye contact with others. She gave me a sense of worth and a sense of belonging.
I am now 36 years old and continue to keep in contact with Tanya even though we live far away from each other. Tanya is the most warm, genuine, inclusive, giving person I have ever met. I am blessed to be able to follow along and witness all the good she’s doing for her local community through fundraisers and outreach programs. My childhood wouldn’t have been the same without Tanya and her dedication to bettering her community and for that I am eternally grateful. I have no doubt that Tanya will continue to better the lives she touches and will always be in her corner cheering her on!
GET IN TOUCH TODAY
Connect with Tanya today to make your vote count or get involved by volunteering, requesting a sign or attending an event.