Nancy Bepple is the BC NDP candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson. In 2008 and again in 2011, Nancy was elected to Kamloops City Council. She was also elected to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District in 2012.
While on Kamloops’ council, she was a strong advocate for people with disabilities as well as seniors. She served on the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. As well, she chaired the community and council services committee and participated on the audit committee, industrial-base task force, heritage commission, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce liaison, parcel tax roll review panel, service-agreement negotiating committee, measuring up committee, and diversity advisory committee.
She also served on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) committees, including the northern remote forum, increasing women’s participation in municipal government and environmental issues and sustainable development.
As well as her work on council, she has worked for 16 years at Thompson Rivers University as a Co-op Coordinator, where she has helped thousands of students find meaningful, career-related work locally, across Canada, and around the world. As a result, she has developed strong ties with technology and resource companies.
Prior to TRU, Nancy worked for top BC technology companies for 15 years on projects around the world as a project manager, product manager and meteorologist.
She is currently on the board of Oncore, a seniors-focused non-profit, and volunteers with Kamloops Adaptive Sports, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, A Way Home – Youth Homelessness committee for employment and education, as well the Canadian Mental Health Association. She has participated in Kamloops Homelessness count on an ongoing basis since its first year. Her previous community involvement includes Run for the Cure, Kamloops Heritage Society, MS Walk, and the Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival.
Nancy grew up in Kamloops, and then returned in 2001. She loves the outdoors, and plays the banjo.