NAME

Katlyn Blaine

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

My name is Katlyn and I am a member of the LGBTQ2S community (Specifically the "L") here in Kamloops. I work as a Senior Support Analyst at BCLC and have lived in Kamloops for 8 years. I love technology and the outdoors, and Autumn is my fave season!

WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE YOU MADE TO THE LGBTQ2S+ COMMUNITY?

I served on the Kamloops Pride board as a director this past year, and assisted with various events throughout the year including Pride Week. I also had started a pride committee at BCLC and helped with an initiative to have a rainbow crosswalk installed at our head office in Kamloops, and rainbow decals at the Vancouver office.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE BOARD?

I want to see more sober events this next year and help make that happen. I'd also like to help work with the local RCMP and their relationship with the LGBTQ2S community.

SKILLS/EXPERTISE

Strategic planning

Community networking

Event planning

Advocacy

Social media

IT/Computer proficiency

Team leadership

Demonstrated interpersonal skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people