Brittny Anderson was elected MLA for Nelson-Creston in 2020. She currently serves as the Premier’s Special Advisor on Youth. She is also a member of the Legislative Review Committee, The Cabinet Working Group on Forestry, the Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives, the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Special Committee to Reform the Elections Act, and the Select Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills.
She grew up in the Kootenays and lived abroad before settling back home. She studied at Selkirk College, and has a Bachelors degree in International Relations from UBC Okanagan and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the Central European University in Budapest. She was elected to Nelson City Council in 2018 and served on the board of Regional District of Central Kootenay.
Professionally, Brittny has worked for the regional government in the environmental services department, focused on services such as resource recovery and water systems. Prior to being elected to City Council, she co-founded The Cannabis Conservancy which provides environmental certification in the emerging cannabis industry. She led the project management for the development of “Sun and Earth Certified”. This regenerative certification builds upon the principles of organic agriculture, focusing on soil health, onsite nutrient fertility, empowering workers, and fostering community engagement.
Brittny lives with her partner Paul and dog Stella, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys playing in the mountains, year-round, with her friends.