My name is Sue McKortoff and I want to continue being the Mayor of Osoyoos!
I am qualified after serving as a Town Councillor for 3 years, and the Mayor for the past 4 years. As the Mayor, some of my responsibilities include being a Director on Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS), Highway 3 Mayors and Chairs Coalition, Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT), Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), and International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control (IOLBC).
I was employed as a Primary teacher at Osoyoos Elementary School for 34 years, and am active with the 1-to-1 reading program. I continue to volunteer for Soroptimist International of Osoyoos and Osoyoos Festival Society.
During the last 4 years, I have enjoyed working with a positive, energetic council, and a professional Town staff. Council has been proactive in dealing with new town infrastructure, policing issues, keeping our secondary school open, planning our Town Center Renewal, providing more trails and playgrounds, and completing a study on a Community Health Center.
We are a world class tourist destination and a designated Resort Municipality, due to our climate, our warm lake and our positive attitude- giving credence to our logo “Canada’s Warmest Welcome.” Tourism is a huge economic driver and we are pleased to know that the RMI program will continue for the next 3 years.
I am an organized, energetic, team player and a positive leader. I take the time to listen and I will continue to educate myself on the variety of local issues that are important to our community.
Please support me to continue working for our beautiful TOWN.