Rosemary Wallace served for two terms as a City councillor, then was elected to the school board in 2014. Today she wants back on council. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Wallace seeks to swap trustee chair for council seat in Langley City – again

There are now three former municipal politicians seeking re-election within the City.

A number of former Langley City council members – who have been away from office for a term or more – are seeking to return.

The latest to join the growing list is Rosemary Wallace.

The former Langley City councillor stepped back from municipal politics in the last civic election, opting instead to run and successfully gain a school trustee position.

She’s now announced her hope of returning to council after a few years away.

At present, Wallace is wrapping up a four-year term as a Township trustee on the Langley School Board. But, prior to that she sat for two consecutive three-year terms on Langley City council.

She said the needs of seniors, youth, families, and homeless are top of mind for her heading into this election.

“In order to address these concerns,” she said she believes in working together in partnership with other levels of government – the Township and school district – to fast-track these issues.

Wallace, who has volunteered in Langley for 22 year and served on numerous committees, has a passion about arts, community, and environment – which is by the organizations she’s been active in. They include the Langley Arts Council, Terry Fox Run, Langley Christmas Bureau, and the Human Dignity Coalition.

In order for the community to thrive, Wallace believes in order.

“Citizens who work and live in Langley need to be able to share in their knowledge, expertise, and concerns – collectively,” she said, vowing to also push for reinstatement of a parks and environment committee, as well as a task force or committee for public arts and culture.

In addition to Wallace seeking to return to City council, former councillor Teri James announced earlier this month that she will be vying for a seat at the table again.

RELATED: James seeks return to Langley City council

And in late July, former Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender turned Liberal MLA, declared he’d be seeking the mayor’s chair again. He was defeated in the last provincial election.

PAST COVERAGE: Fassbender runs for mayor in Langley City

Just Posted

Son of slain former Hells Angel is one of two men sentenced for crime spree

Pair’s 2017 series of Lower Mainland robberies stretched from Surrey to Mission

Debussy, Chopin, Bartok, and a selection of Celtic favourites

‘Music for a summer afternoon’ features live harp and flute performances at Trinity Western House

Vancouver Giants Scouts sticking with team for another season

Contracts extended for Head Scout Terry Bonner and Scouting Director Daryl Anning

Carson Crimeni’s mom mourns son

Chantell Griffiths misses the son she hadn’t seen much in recent years

Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

Analysts say latest streaming service may escalate cord cutting

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

‘Person of interest’ identified after suspicious meat left in North Delta park

Piles of meat have been dumped near the 63rd Avenue trail entrance four times in the last 30 days

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Oppenheimer Park residents told to leave, clear out tents by Aug. 21

Police say park has seen influx of residents, violence in recent months

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Most Read