QUESNEL CITY COUNCIL> Ed Coleman
I was born in Penticton, B.C., where I worked in orchards, automotive, road construction, and irrigation supply companies and attended Okanagan College.
The next 10 years were spent in Vancouver where I completed my Bachelor of Business Education with additional specialties in Computer Science and Library Science. I worked as a consultant in downtown Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland and as a teacher for the Coquitlam School District and then a District Computer Coordinator for the Vancouver School District.
In 1990, I moved to Quesnel and was employed by the School District for 24 years as the District Coordinator managing: the Helen Dixon Centre; District Career Programs and Apprenticeship for Grade 10 to 12 students; and the District Resources portfolio. In January 2014 I became the CEO for Barkerville Heritage Trust managing Barkerville Historic Town and park.
We have raised five children in Quesnel and have been extremely impressed with the resources available in the community, including the school and college services and programs.
Community Service has always been a big part of our family. Examples of Provincial-level volunteering are working with the Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour for seven years and the BC Heritage Properties sustainability project for the last five years. At the local level, I've volunteered with all three phases of the North Cariboo Community Campus Project since 1988 and for 12 years with Cottonwood House Historic Site, as well as supporting a number of not-for-profit agencies in their planning and grant writing.
Quesnel and District has a diverse history; the next 10 years will bring a number of opportunities and challenges. I look forward to working with community members as we pursue the opportunities and face the challenges.