Petrina Arnason

Councillor Petrina Arnason Re-elected to office in 2018, Councillor Petrina Arnason is currently serving her second term as a Township of Langley Councillor.

Petrina was born and raised in British Columbia but spent time in Ontario gaining a university education as a mature student.  She received a Master’s in Environmental Studies and a Law Degree (MES/J.D.) from York University in 1994.

Petrina and her husband returned to Langley to care for her parents and have resided in the Walnut Grove, North Langley, Aldergrove, and Murrayville areas.

Current Community Service

Petrina serves the community as:

  • Vice Chair, Fraser Valley Regional Library Board
  • Director, Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee
  • Alternate Director, Metro Vancouver Board
  • Member, Aldergrove Heritage Society
  • Member, BC Farm Museum
  • Member, Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
  • Member, Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Member, Triple A Senior Housing Society
  • Member, WOLF (Watchers of Langley Forests)
  • Member, Nicomekl Enhancement Society
  • Member, Langley Literacy Network
  • Member, Langley Heritage Society
  • Alternate Member, Canadian Pacific Community Advisory Panel
  • Alternate Member, Fraser Health Municipal Regional Meeting
  • Member, Langley Local Immigrant Partnership
  • Alternate Member, Langley Supportive Housing Project Community Advisory Committee
  • Alternate Member, Tree Protection Advisory Committee

Past Community Service

Petrina served the community as:

  • Board Director, Tourism Langley
  • Director, Fort Langley Legacy Foundation
  • Director, Langley Human Dignity Coalition
  • Committee Member, Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy.
  • Co-Chair, Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Alternate Co-Chair, Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Second Vice-Chair, CARP Chapter #48
  • Committee Member, Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy
  • Member, Langley Refugee, and Immigrant Advisory Committee
  • Member, 2017 Fraser Valley Regional Library Board
  • Member, City of Langley’s Homelessness Task Force
  • Member, Langley Heritage Society
  • Member, Langley Literacy Network
  • Member, Nicomekl Enhancement Society
  • Member, Salmon River Enhancement Society
  • Member, Triple A Senior Housing
  • Member, Watchers of Langley Forests
  • Alternate Member, Fraser Health Municipal Government Advisory Council
  • Alternate Member, Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Community Council
  • Fraser Valley Regional Library Board Representative, BC Library Trustees Association

Professional Career

Petrina enjoyed a varied career prior to working for the Law Society of Ontario, as well as running a small business with her husband. After being re-elected in 2018, Petrina assumed full-time council duties. She is devoted to her community work and strives to ensure community outreach activities are accessible to everyone. Petrina is committed to maintaining the natural assets of our community by ensuring the education on planning issues such as climate change, green infrastructure and building retrofits are addressed. These initiatives are designed to facilitate a more comprehensive approach to community management and sustainability goals.


parnason@tol.ca