East Bideford resident Barb Broome is seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination for District 25, O’Leary-Inverness.
“My professional career has been built around strengthening our community by helping our youth find better access to the tools of success. I’m inspired by Dennis King’s positive approach and want to put my skills and experiences to work for the people of O’Leary-Inverness,” says Broome.
Broome is the long-time Executive Director of the East Prince Youth Development Centre which provides workforce and skills development programming and supports to Island youth. In that capacity Broome has presented to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities in Ottawa regarding youth issues/employment and has developed and delivered many programs that address social issues and employment for youth, persons with disabilities and low income families.
Broome has been involved with many community projects and boards, including the PEI Community Advisory Committee on Homelessness, the Western PEI Tourism Association, the Tyne Valley Winter Carnival, the Britannia Hall Players and as a canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Broome also authored a book on the former Mount Pleasant airport and was instrumental in having a monument erected to commemorate the site.
“Our primary industries create a lot of jobs and opportunity in our district and I want to be a voice for the people working in those industries so that we can have the right supports in place for growth and prosperity,” says Broome.
Broome and her husband Louie are the parents of three children and grandparents of eight children and live in East Bideford.
The PC nomination for District 25 O’Leary-Inverness will be held on March 28th at St. Luke’s Hall in O’Leary Corner beginning at 6:30 p.m.