Mayor's Report

May 27, 2019

Good evening everyone.

On Wednesday, May 22, I attended the Climate Adaptation Event here at the Civic Facility, we welcomed some 100 guests. Also in attendance was Cllrs. Arnason, Davis, Ferguson, Kunst, Long, Richter, Whitmarsh, and Woodward. The Township of Langley strives to be an environmental leader, and nearly 20 years ago, in 2000, we took early action by committing to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection Program. Since making that commitment, the Township has taken a number of actions to limit our contribution to man-made global warming and we are currently preparing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

Saturday, May 25 began with the TransLink 2050 Elected Official Workshop, also on attendance was Cllr. Ferguson and Woodward. I attended the 3rd Korean Consul General Cup Taekwondo Festival at the Langley Events Centre. Later in the afternoon I dropped into the Italo-Canadian Society Dinner and followed that up by attending the Cranberries Naturally open house with Councillors Cllr. Ferguson, Cllr. Kunst, Cllr. Arnason and Cllr. Whitmarsh, the new location is on Glover in Fort Langley.

Sunday, May 26 was the 14th Annual Grand Prix Gala held at Thunderbird Show Park and hosted by the Langley School District Foundation where over $70,000.00 was raised for programs.

The Mayor’s Standing Committee on Development Management Process Review held its first meeting this past Thursday. I wish to thank the Community volunteers, Murray Dinwoodie, Kevin Nielsen, Shawn Bouchard and Marlene Best for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate. I want to thank those members of Council who considered sitting on the Committee, not everyone was able to but I thank Cllr. Ferguson, Cllr. Kunst and Cllr. Whitmarsh for agreeing. We will bring forward a report for Council’s consideration later this year and I will keep you all updated on our progress.

I want to mention our very own Shea Theordore from Aldergrove, who scored the only goal against Finland during the World Hockey Championships; Canada won the Silver medal; congratulations Shea Theordore.

This past weekend the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce attended the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM and Conference. The new Chair of the BC Chamber Board of Directors is the Greater Langley Chamber Past President Kristine Simpson, Partner BDO and Lynn Whitehouse the former Executive Director was also acknowledged at the BC Chamber AGM as a Fellow. The BC Chamber recognizes those individuals who have given exemplary and outstanding service to the chamber of commerce movement in British Columbia, whether to the Chamber, Member Chambers or other Members. Lynn was the Executive in Langley for 31 years.

Acting Mayor 

Acting Mayor Long attended the Habitat for Humanity Presentation for Newcomers May 15, the Langley Healthier Community Partnership Meeting May 17, the Canadian Blood Services Honouring Canada's Lifeline Event May 23, the Potter's Place Mission Society Fundraising Dinner May 25, and the Elks Walkathon May 26.


Several members of Council attended the 97th Annual May Day Parade, Cllr. Arnason, Cllr. Ferguson and Cllr. Kunst. Cllr. Kunst also attend the Medwatch Meeting- hosted at Sunridge Gardens in partnership with LSCAT, Township Fire Department and Langley Division of Family Practice.

Cllrs. Whitmarsh and Richter attended the annual Fort Langley Beer and Food Festival May 18. Cllr. Arnason attended the Walk to END Alzheimer's May 25.

Upcoming Events

Official Opening of the Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Course, June 1


  • May 14: MFA Board of Trustees Meeting
  • May 15: Mayors' Council Regional Transportation Planning Committee
  • May 15: Metro Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
  • May 16: Metro Water Committee Meeting
  • May 23: TransLink Mayors' Council Meeting
  • May 24: Metro Board Meeting

Cllr. Kim Richter

  • May 15: METRO Regional Parks Committee Meeting

Cllr. Steve Ferguson

  • May 16: Metro Liquid Waste Committee Meeting
  • May 24: Metro Board Meeting

Cllr. Petrina Arnason

  • May 17: Metro Climate Action Committee Meeting


Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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