Mayor's Report

December 13, 2021

Good evening everyone and welcome to the last Council meeting of 2021.

As Chair of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee, I’d like to remind everyone about Metro Vancouver’s annual campaign Create Memories, Not Garbage. I encourage each of you to celebrate the holiday season by giving experiences or gifts that last, wrapping and decorating sustainably, avoiding food waste, and – as always – support small business by shopping locally.

On November 26, Councillors Arnason, Ferguson, and I lead the first cars through the wonderful Christmas in Williams Park event. The Society has done a spectacular job yet again, allowing people to view the display from the comfort of their cars. I encourage you to view this brilliant display of holiday cheer, which concludes on December 19.

Attended by Council

On November 26, Acting Mayor Kunst attended the Soroptimist International of the Langleys 35th Anniversary Celebration. The Soroptimists have touched countless lives and given woman and girls support and assistance they need to succeed for three and a half decades. This is a fantastic organization and we congratulate them on their success and thank them for their hard work and dedication to making our community a better place.

Also on November 26, Councillor Arnason attended the Langley Arts Council’s Incognito Open Reception. During this event, artists remained anonymous until after their work was sold and a portion of the proceeds were sent to the Canadian Red Cross. Such a fun and rewarding event!

On November 30, Councillor Ferguson attended a flag raising, hosted by the Consulate for Barbados in Vancouver, that celebrated Barbados’ 55 years of independence. Barbados recently became the newest republic in the world and we congratulate them on their achievements.

Councillor Ferguson also attended the Langley Community Action Team’s Christmas Meeting and Lunch on December 9.

On December 11, Acting Mayor Kunst and Councillors Arnason, Davis, Ferguson, and Whitmarsh participated in the Aldergrove Christmas Light Up Parade, organized by the Aldergrove Agricultural Fair and Festival Association. It was a chilly night but that didn’t stop children and families from enjoying the festivities!

Councillor Whitmarsh and the paid call firefighters from Brookswood’s Fire Hall #6 walked around the community with Santa to accept food donations for the food bank and money in support of local charities.

Meetings

Mayor Froese

November 23                  TRANSLINK Human Resources and Governance

November 25                  TRANSLINK Joint Mayors Council / Board Workshop

November 26                  METRO Inaugural Board Meeting

November 30                  METRO Solid Waste Management Plan Independent Consultation and Engagement Panel

December 2                    TRANSLINK Board Meeting

December 3                    TRANSLINK Mayors’ Council

December 7                    MFA IAC and Board of Trustees Meeting

Councillor Arnason

December 8                    Fraser Valley Regional Library Board Meeting

Councillor Richter

November 26                  METRO Inaugural Board Meeting

 

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR


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