Brittny Anderson was elected as the MLA for Nelson-Creston in 2020. She is the Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism to the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport and the Premier's Special Advisor on Youth. MLA Anderson is also a member of Treasury Board, among other committees.
Brittny grew up in Nelson and lived abroad before settling back in the Kootenays. She studied at Selkirk College and has a Bachelor of Arts 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 the Regional District of Central Kootenay before running for a MLA position.
Prior to being elected to City Council, Brittny had a varied career. She co-founded The Cannabis Conservancy and developed the "Sun and Earth" regenerative certification program. This environmental certification builds upon the principles of organic agriculture, focusing on soil health, onsite nutrient fertility, while empowering workers, and fostering community engagement. Brittny has worked for regional government in the environmental services department, focused on services such as resource recovery and water systems. She has also worked in the service sector, tourism and for non-profits.
Brittny lives with her partner Paul and dogs Stella and Boreal. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys playing in the mountains, year-round, with her friends.