This is the 7th Annual Fraser Valley Mayors Panel Luncheon
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 PAM ALEXIS - District of Mission
Elected to Mayor in November of 2018, Pam Alexis completed both a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction and a Post Degree Professional Program with Honours at the University of Victoria. After meeting her husband at UVic they moved to Japan where she taught English for five years in Tsukuba City. Their first child was born in Japan, and their second was born in Dallas, Texas where they lived for a number of years. Pam moved to Mission in 1996 with her family and is a resident of Hatzic.
MAYOR HENRY BRAUN - City of Abbotsford
Henry has been an Abbotsford resident for practicaly his entire life and was the co-owner, President & CEO of Abbotsford-based Pacific Norther Rail Contractors Corp until his retirement in 2003. Henry was also involved with companies that developed and owned commercial, industrial 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 of Abbotsford and its residents.
MAYOR JACK FROESE - Township of Langley
Re-elected to office in 2018, 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.
COUNCILLOR LAURIE GUERRA – City of Surrey
Elected to Council in October 2018, Laurie is a dynamic and inspiring City Councillor who’s committed to engaging the community and making the City of Surrey even more liveable than it already is.
Having had a successful career in real estate and the performing arts, Laurie brings unique and valuable insights to her governance. Laurie has first hand knowledge of the tremendous work being done in the Not-For-Profit sector - serving in different roles of the Autism Society of B.C. for more than a decade and past president of her last 2 terms.
MAYOR KEN POPOVE - City of Chilliwack
Mayor Ken Popove has been serving the Chilliwack community as a Councillor since December 2011 and then as Mayor since November 2018. Mayor Popove is a long-time Chilliwack resident and established business owner. Long before his involvement on City Council, Mayor Popove invested in the community through his work with the BIA and by supporting local community events, such as Party in the Park, Village Classic Car Show and the Rotary Christmas Parade.
MAYOR VAL VAN DEN BROEK - City of Langley
Mayor van den Broek was first elected as a Langley City Councillor in 2014 and, after just four years on Council, she was elected as mayor on October 20, 2018.
Val has been a proud resident of the community for almost 20 years. She has worked in an administrative role within the Federal RCMP and Corrections agencies for 20 years, including as Coordinator at the Langley City Community Police Office for 8 years, and 10 years at the Langley RCMP Detachment. She is a Langley RCMP Auxiliary Constable and the former Vice President of the Langley Crime Prevention Society. This immense experience has given Val invaluable insights which afford her a clear perspective on the social issues facing communities today.
COUNCILLOR AHMED YOUSEF - City of Maple Ridge
Yousef is a consensus builder with the energy, determination and courage to bring progress to Maple Ridge. Having lived in five countries for extended periods of time and visited more than 30, he has learned to find common ground when differing opinions are involved.
Yousef has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations. His professional work experience includes working for think tanks in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce. He operates a consulting firm specializing in foreign procurement and is a hard-working community volunteer and advocate.
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