Lynne was born and raised in White Rock, attending White Rock Elementary and Jr High Schools and graduating from Semiahmoo Sr. Secondary. She has Bachelor and Master degrees from UBC in Adult Education.
Her grandparents came to White Rock in the 40’s, her parents, Hal and Ellen Sinclair (Kennett), met at the Paladium Dance Hall on Marine Drive, and the Sinclairs ran a small cement business that laid the foundations for many of the buildings that still exist today. Her mother, Ellen Kennett, continues to be a tireless supporter of Peace Arch Hospital, having served as Hospital Auxillary President, the Hospital Board Chair, and as a the first Chair of the Peace Arch and Community Health Foundation.
Lynne has a record of community volunteerism and involvement inspired by her parents. She served on City Council from 2008-11, and currently is the President of the White Rock Business Improvement Association, the Vice-Chair of the Seniors Come Share Society and a Director of the local Arts Council. She also serves on the Economic Investment Committee of the City of White Rock.
A Candidate with Council and Community Experience
While a member of Council, the following was achieved:
• Obtained over $6 million in grants for service improvements
• Improvements to pedestrian safety
• New public washrooms for waterfront, Centennial Park and sports fields
• Restoration and Revitalization of the Museum
• Opened Centre for Active Living that is a model for health parterships
• Kent Street Seniors’ Centre improvements
• Business and Retail Needs Assessment
• Publicly-driven Town Centre Vision – a map for future development and city scape
• Developed Early Childhood Strategy and partnership with community providers
• Affordable Housing Strategy and Policy Recommendations
• Expanded green waster and new food waste collection programmes
• Kept City debt free and found tax savings while protecting/enhancing services
• Opened first community garden