Meet your DC council candidates: Amy Kaempf

Amy Kaempf

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Administrative manager - Safeway

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in Dawson Creek.  I have lived in Dawson Creek and surrounding area my entire life and I am now raising my children in the place I am proud to call home.  I have two children, Hunter (7) and Liam (5), who have taught me so much and I am blessed to be their mom.  Prior to having children, I worked for the City of Dawson Creek and Safeway for eleven years. I understand the meaning of dedication, time management, loyalty, problem solving, flexibility, work ethic and teamwork. After the birth of my second child, I made the decision to leave the workforce to raise my children as I feel this time is very valuable and one that can never be replaced.  With my youngest entering kindergarten this year and myself having returned to full-time work, I am excited to become more involved within my community. I am currently working at Safeway as the Administrative Manager and I have almost reached my 20th year with the company.

How do you spend your time around Dawson Creek for leisure?

For leisure in Dawson Creek, I spend a lot of my time running.  I am an avid runner and enjoy running a minimum of five times a week ranging at least 10-18 kms each time I go. I try to enter as many local running events as I can and I am proud to represent Dawson Creek at each competition.  This year I competed in nine marathons and I have the future goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.  When I am not running, I am spending as much time as I can with my boys. With my children, we enjoy the swimming pool, the movie theatre, the bowling alley, and the library.  This summer I had the pleasure of being a ‘tourist in your own town’ with my children and visiting all the places that attract the tourists and make our community a great place to live. I enjoy attending the different attractions and events that happen throughout Dawson Creek and at the Encana Events Centre.

Why are you running?

The main reason for running is I want to give back to my community what my community has given to me.  I have a lot of community pride and want to be able to take part in the decision making for the future direction of Dawson Creek.

We will be following with full interviews tomorrow! And don’t forget the DC Mirror council candidate mega-debate at Encana Events Centre Thursday Oct. 11.

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