Why Wayne Stetski for Mayor?

Wayne Stetski is a proven leader with a vision for Cranbrook!  He welcomes, respects and learns from diverse opinions and believes that this is key to bringing Cranbrook together and to building a better future.  Cranbrook has several valuable studies available – Wayne wants to get things moving on the ground – from seeing development on downtown city lots, to bringing new business that builds on our world class environment. To download more information about my campaign – click here for my brochure for 2014

“I believe in our community and in the people who live here, and I know that together our ideas, our passion, and our commitment to Cranbrook will make our city a most desirable place for our families to live, work, and play.”

Wayne Stetski

Wayne would like to hear your ideas for improving Cranbrook’s future. Please contact him at wayne@stetski.com or by phoning 250-417-9184.


Personal Information 

  • Resident of Cranbrook for 24 years.
  • Married to Audrey for 36 years.  She is a teacher, an educational assistant, and a musician.
  • Three children and one grandchild.
  • Lived in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and many smaller towns and cities in BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario – a great way to collect ideas on what makes a good community!
  • Bachelor of Science in Ecology (minor in Economics); Teaching Certificate; Masters of Natural Resource Management (completed 6 courses); Certificate in Foundations of Tourism Management;
  • Training and Experience in Leadership, Financial Management, Media Relations, Project Management, Public Relations, Marketing.
  • Values and embraces cultural diversity.


Leadership Experience 

  • Regional Manager – Kootenays – BC Ministry of Environment.
  • Responsible for Provincial Parks, Fish and Wildlife, and Ecosystems.
  • Managed up to 65 staff and multi-million dollar annual budgets.
  • Manager – East Kootenay Conservation Program – Non-profit organization.
  • Co-chair Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program – Columbia Basin.
  • Provincial Authority Member – Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.
  • Manager of Visitor Services – BC Parks – Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island Regions
  • Assistant Chief of Interpretation – Manitoba Parks Branch
  • Recognized with a Premier’s Award (Creating Partnerships) for leading a million dollar fundraising campaign with the Trudeau family.
  • Chair – Interpretation Canada – BC Section.
  • Director – BC Parks Elder Council.
  • Judge – Western Magazine Writer’s Awards


Giving Back to Cranbrook – Past and Present 

  • Chair – Key City Theatre Membership Committee
  • Chair – College of the Rockies University Studies Math and Science Programs Advisory Committee
  • Chair/Director – United Way of Cranbrook and Kimberley
  • Judge – East Kootenay Regional Science Fair
  • Vice-President – Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society
  • Manager/Assistant Coach – Cranbrook Minor Hockey
  • Kootenay Ice Season Ticket Holder – 8 years
  • Manager/Coach – Cranbrook Minor Ball
  • Manager/Player – Cranbrook Mixed Slo-Pitch
  • City of Cranbrook’s Advisory Planning Commission
  • Beaver Leader – Scouts Canada
  • Volunteer with Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Program
  • Organized and supervised Adrenaline Rush’s Teen Dances (Agestock)
  • Member – City of Cranbrook’s Advisory Planning Commission, Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce; Mt. Baker Secondary School Replacement – Neighbourhood Learning Centre Advisory Committee; Cranbrook Curling Club; Cranbrook Community Forest Society.

What Wayne Wants to Accomplish

Natural and Built Environment

Wayne's commitments for 2014 - 17 include a minimum of $3mil annual street improvements, safe walking-cycling trails, non-lethal urban deer management, management plan for Joseph Creek more...

Economic Health

Wayne's commitments for 2014 - 17 include reducing barriers to business, leverage "sunniest city in BC", tourism growth more...

Cultural Vibrancy

Wayne's commitment for 2014 - 17 include a permanent home for the arts, improving Hwy 3/95 appearance, and expanding multi-cultural celebrations more...

Social Well-being

Wayne's commitments for 2014 - 17 include continuing accessibility improvements, recruiting new doctors, ensuring our facilities are maintained, promoting transitional housing, and removing two-tiered fees more...