Heritage Advisory Committee
The Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) is a
Council-appointed body established to provide advice on heritage related
The Committee was established by Council to:
- Make recommendations on matters related to
the identification, preservation, and recognition of community heritage assets;
- Provide timely input as requested on heritage
resources and areas impacted by development;
- Undertake or support heritage activities authorized by
Council that contribute to the promotion, appreciation, understanding, and
advancement of heritage conservation in the Township.
2015 Appointed Membership
Back row (from left): Tom Annandale, Jenna Richmond, Harold Whittell, Cassidy Hryckiw, Councillor Bob Long
Front row (from left): Gloria Doubleday, Kelly Holmes, Fred Pepin, Alice Johnson
Absent: Chris Boughen, Adam Cappon, Wesley Mufford
Scope of Mandate
The Committee is interested in the stewardship of Langley’s tangible and intangible heritage values. Built and cultural heritage values exist in historic sites and in the character of heritage areas, streetscapes, and neighbourhoods. Rural and natural landscapes provide heritage values in landmarks, vistas, fertile plains, country roads, naturally wooded areas, significant watercourses and specifically planted features and landscapes. Historic cemeteries represent social, historical, structural, and archaeological heritage values. Heritage values exist in transportation links through layouts, routing, technology, numbering, and naming related to roads, trails, rails, crossings, air, and water transportation methods. Events and celebrations reflect traditional practices and cultural heritage values. Heritage objects and collections represent archaeological, First Nations, and non-aboriginal heritage values.
Council will consider Langley’s geographic diversity and public interest and appoint applicants who possess knowledge and expertise in the areas of community history, built, natural and cultural heritage, conservation and heritage preservation techniques, community engagement and heritage interpretation practices.
The committee meets the first Tuesday of every month except for July and August. Refer to the Council Calendar for meeting dates.
Elaine Horricks, Heritage Planner
604.534.3211 (local 2998)