Mayor's Report

June 13, 2022

Good afternoon everyone and welcome.

A few events took place on May 31:

I co-chaired the Langley Healthier Community Partnership Meeting where we received a Poverty Reduction Strategy update, discussed BC 211, and received a presentation regarding the situation table.

The public was able to engage with staff and provide their input on the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project at their open house on May 31.

Councillor Long attended the FCM Conference in Regina from June 2 to 5.

On June 4, Acting Mayor Davis participated in the Langley Agricultural Roundtable and Panel event, hosted by MLA Megan Dykeman in which Minister Popham participated. It was a great open discussion about what’s happening in Langley agriculture and what supports are needed. After the roundtable, Councillors Arnason and Whitmarsh attended the Future of Farming in Langley public meet and greet with Minister Popham, MLA Dykeman, and other community agricultural resources.

On June 5, Acting Mayor Davis and Councillors Arnason and Whitmarsh attended Seamus’ Stoll – a walk-a-thon to support Foundry Langley. Seamus’ Stroll is part of the larger Seamus Gee Legacy Project, which was started after Seamus’ unexpected passing in 2019, as a way to honour his memory and help others. The goal of which is to help youth and families in the community. Such a great cause.

To celebrate Seniors Week, Councillors Arnason and Ferguson attended the Seniors Week Social at the Langley Senior Resources Society on June 6.

Also on June 6, Acting Mayor David Davis spoke and Councillor Arnason attended the Langley Community Services Society’s 50th Anniversary and AGM. LCSS is an integral part of our community and we congratulate them on their milestone anniversary and thank them for their hard work and dedication to our residents.

On June 8, Councillors attended a few events:

First, Acting Mayor David Davis and Councillors Arnason, Whitmarsh, and Woodward attended the 2022 Farm Tour, hosted by the Township’s Agricultural Advisory and Economic Enhancement Committee. The walking tour featured the Langley Environmental Partners Society and the Langley Secondary School’s Learning Farm, Demonstration Gardens, Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation’s Food Forest, the Arboretum and Botanical Society of Langley Dyer’s Garden, and the Langley Community Farmers Market.

Second, after two long years of no ceremonies, our young adults finally get to celebrate their scholastic achievements! On June 8, Councillor Arnason attended DW Poppy’s Scholarship Tea at the Langley Golf and Banquet Centre. Congratulations to those who received a scholarship and to everyone graduating.

And third, Councillor Ferguson attended Espressivo Summer Pops, presented by DW Poppy. From Cole Porter to Coldplay, Bluegrass to Bon Jovi, and Avengers to Led Zeppelin, there was something for everyone!

On June 10, Acting Mayor David Davis and Councillors Arnason, Kunst, and Whitmarsh met with Mayor Sungki (Sun-ghi) Kim and other delegates from Gapyeong County to wish Mayor Kim well, as this is his last term in office. Mayor Kim played an integral part in bringing the Gapyeong Stone to the Township’s Derek Doubleday Arboretum. We are honoured that Gapyeong County chose to commemorate Canada’s contribution in the Korean War with this poignant memorial, and we appreciate Mayor Kim’s and the Gapyeong Stone Committee’s efforts to bring it here to our community.

Acting Mayor Davis attended and spoke at the Aldergrove Sea Monkey’s Swim Club Inaugural Swim Meet on June 11 as well as the Langley Elks Lodge Annual Conference.

And finally, Councillor Richter would like to speak about a water conservation solution she learned about at the Canadian Water Summit in Niagara Falls, which she attended from June 1 to 3.

 

Meetings

Councillor Arnason

June 10                          METRO Climate Action Committee

Councillor Ferguson

June 8                            METRO Liquid Waste Committee

Councillor Long

June 9                            METRO Electoral Area Committee

Councillor Richter

June 8                            METRO Regional Parks Committee

 

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR


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