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UDI Fraser Valley: 2017 Mayors Panel

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Name: UDI Fraser Valley: 2017 Mayors Panel
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

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.

MAYOR NICOLE READ - City of Maple Ridge

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in History at Simon Fraser University in 1999 and a Master of Arts in History also at Simon Fraser University in 2003. Between 2000 and 2003, I worked as a Historical Research Consultant for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. In 2003, I founded my company THG The History Group Inc. Since its inception, I have created jobs for over 100 people in five cities across Canada and have grown to be a foremost provider of project management and historical consulting services in Canada. 

Over the years, I have completed several key volunteer projects. This work includes work for Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. I served for a year on the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission and served for two years on the Yennadon Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee.

MAYOR TED SCHAFFER - City of Langley

First elected as a Langley City Councillor in November 1990, and formally elected as Mayor in November 2014, Ted Schaffer has dedicated over two decades to building a vibrant, healthy and safe community that meets the current and future needs of residents, business owners and visitors to the City of Langley. He works diligently on behalf of citizens to ensure a positive quality of life for all City of Langley residents. Mayor Schaffer, working alongside the rest of the Council team, believes in relationship building as an important part of any successful community and invites open dialogue and sharing of ideas as he strives to make his community the best that it can be. Mayor Schaffer and his wife, Jean, have been married for 44 years and have lived in the City of Langley for 37 years.

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).

Event Sponsors:

Langley Events Centre, 7888 200th Street, Langley, BC
Date/Time Information:

Date: Thursday October 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration/Reception: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch/Panel: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Contact Information:
Ginny Normandeau or George Koumbounis

UDI Members: $65 + GST
Non Members: $100 + GST
Corporate tables of 10: $650 + GST

72 hour notice required for a refund. Substitutions allowed any time.
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