Geselbracht seeks second term on city council

Councillor Ben Geselbracht

I’m a small business owner and first term city councillor seeking re-election.  I have a strong track record of leadership bringing innovative ideas to council and moving important initiatives forward. With your vote, I will continue the work for a safe and thriving Nanaimo, that is environmentally sustainable and full of opportunity for everyone.

My Priorities:

  • Results-oriented city government.
  • More affordable housing.
  • Co-ordinated Health, housing and community safety response to reduce homelessness and social disorder.
  • Climate action and environmental protection.
  • A strong local economy that meets community needs. 

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About Me

I am a small business owner and have a B.Sc. in Biology and an M.A. Human and Social Development.  I’ve worked in the prison system as a registered clinical counsellor and currently own and operate a tree service business.    I have recently converted my business into a worker-owned cooperative.

I have always been active in the community serving as a board member on several non-profits.  During my time on council,  I was elected by my peers to serve as a director-at-large on the Union of BC Municipalities. In that role, I lobbied the province on behalf of all BC local governments for greater action on affordable housing, homelessness, community safety and climate change.