Thammanna makes second bid for council seat


With Bachelors of commerce and post Bachelors in Business Operation Management, I have been a successful Corporate Executive Management professional, Significantly contributed for the growth of companies for 14 years. Later joined Canadian Forces with passion to serve my country.

Reason for running

Nanaimo being one of the top 5 fastest growing city in Canada and gateway to Vancouver Island, I see great potential. New city council require leadership skills with zeal, energy and willingness to help council to work hard and smart for efficient & effective local governance.

Why should you send me for Council ?

I work hard to give back at full capacity, using my knowledge and abilities for the positive transformation of our community and beyond. I am looking forward to serving the city full-time as a city councilor without conflicts of interests, and no personal business ownership. My existing financial stability will allow me to give all energy and devotion to shared goals of the community.


I believe that we need to work on bringing the left and right wing political views together. We need unity and inclusiveness at the grassroots for turning ideologies into action to the benefit of all Nanaimoites. I am dedicated and willing to work full time for bringing positive difference to our beautiful city with my Soldiers spirit and passion to serve. Let’s be the change before we see the change. We are required to catch up with the fast paced growth of our city (Nanaimo is one of the top 5 fastest growing cities in Canada), so that we avoid facing bottlenecks in years to come. Nanaimo has been evolving. Our city is no longer the same old mining town that it used to be. Let’s put our efforts together to bring about a well balanced, positive difference in our city in a timely manner. I believe that we can only achieve this through a unified collaboration with all people in all aspects of life. I hope to gain your trust and in turn… gain your encouragement for a better tomorrow by working hard today for Nanaimo, all its citizens, its community and its visitors.


Working with Provincial Mental Health to solve addiction issues, mental illness and make our city safe again.

Unifying all levels of government to work for affordable housing, Co-op housing and measures to prevent homelessness

Pursuing Health Dept. to resolve shortage of Family Doctors.

Collaborating with seniors in our communities for their comfort and quality of life.

Identifying child and youth needs, providing opportunity for growth.

Supporting local farmers for food security and sustainability.

Balanced strategies for infrastructure, environmental, economical developments and support local businesses.

Including everyone in community discussion and planning.

Fostering awareness for safe and secured neighborhoods.

Enhancing consciousness of mental and physical health among the diverse population in Nanaimo.

Add housing for special needs to the point of affordable housing.

Constant focus on public safety and safe communities. Responsible spending with a well-balanced budget.

Work towards Reliability Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency in local Governance.

Exploring ways to encourage social activities in downtown, local talent, music, arts and culture for spreading the good vibes around.

Collaborate for the wellness of Snuneymuxw first nations.


Viraat BK Thammanna