This is the 6th Annual Fraser Valley Mayors Panel.
This panel discussion is going to be one of the hot topics of the coming municipal election:
“How are you and your city going to manage the inevitable growth, densification and affordability?”
What specific policies, programs or philosophies are your city poised to implement as the demographics shift, the housing demand increases and the street traffic intensifies. This could be policies for moving jobs to your region through industrial and commercial initiative, it could be policies being developed to make your city housing stock more dense, more accessible and more affordable, it could be traffic management and ‘liveable city’ policies. In fact, it could be all of these, it could be different plans to these or none of these,
The future is coming quickly whether we like it or not.
Don R. Campbell is a Canadian-based real estate investor, researcher, author and educator. He is the Senior Analyst with the Real Estate Investment Network™, and owner of Cutting Edge Research Inc., both of which have entered their 23rd year of providing unbiased research and analysis on Canadian real estate markets. He and his experienced team are leaders in providing Canada’s most current real estate investment education programs and economic research materials.
MAYOR HENRY BRAUN - City of Abbotsford
Henry has been an Abbotsford resident for close to six decades and was the co-owner, president and CEO of Abbotsford-based Pacific Northern Rail Contractors Corp up until his retirement in 2003. Henry was also involved with companies that developed and owned commercial and residential income producing real estate properties. As a long time Abbotsford businessman, he is enjoying the opportunity to put his years of business experience to work for the city and people of Abbotsford.
MAYOR JACK FROESE - Township of Langley
Re-elected to office in 2014, Mayor Jack Froese is currently serving his second term as Mayor.
For 37 years, Mayor Jack Froese has lived, worked, and raised a family in Langley, and was a successful business owner and farmer.
Through responsible, accountable leadership, Mayor Froese works in cooperation with Council, other elected officials, and members of the community to ensure the Township of Langley remains a thriving residential and business destination.
With a vision for enhanced economic activity and job creation, improved transportation, and safe, well-serviced communities, he is dedicated to providing an exceptional quality of life for those who live and work in the Township, now and in the future.
MAYOR SHARON GAETZ - City of Chilliwack
Mayor Sharon Gaetz has been serving the Chilliwack community since December 2, 1996 - first as a Councillor (12 years), and then since December 1, 2008 as Mayor.
MAYOR RANDY HAWES - District of Mission
Mayor Randy Hawes was first elected as a Councillor in Mission in 1987. In 1993, Randy won the first of three consecutive terms as Mayor of Mission. In 2001, Randy was elected to the provincial legislature and re-elected in 2005 and 2009. He was elected Mayor of Mission for a fourth term in November of 2014. Randy Hawes and his family moved to Mission in 1979. He worked in the banking and real estate sectors before being elected a Councillor of the District of Mission in 1987.
Elected to Surrey City Council in 2011 and as a resident and business owner since 1993, I bring an entrepreneurial approach to the City of Surrey and am committed to establishing Surrey as a premier investment location with a vibrant urban economy.
As a past President of the Surrey Board of Trade, I believe that Surrey’s innovative approaches to job creation are working – Surrey was the first city in BC to establish economic investment zones and the Real Estate Investment Network was recently named Surrey the Best Place to Invest in BC and the 4th in Canada. In 2015 and 2016 Surrey was named to the list of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the world by the independent think tank Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF in New York).
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