Election 2014: Bev Dornan seeks re-election to Langley Township council

Township of Langley: Dornan, Bev - council candidate: Longtime Langley resident and Otter Co-op manager has served for two terms.

  • Sep. 30, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Bev Dornan is running for re-election to Langley Township council.

Bev Dornan is seeking her third term on Langley Township council.

“I feel very privileged to have served this community for the past six years,” she said.

Dornan is a longtime Township resident, having grown up in the rural Aldergrove area. She lived in Murrayville for 24 years  and recently moved to Fort Langley. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, with a degree majoring in economics and commerce, she is the general merchandise manager of Otter Co-op.

She has been very active in the community. She is president-elect of the Aldergrove Rotary club, has chaired the Langley Relay for Life this past year and is a charter member of the BPW Women’s Group of Langley.  She is a past president of Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, board member of B. C. Chamber of Commerce and the Langley Hospital Foundation.

In her two terms on council, she has served as co-chair of the economic development committee, Tourism Langley representative, alternate for the agricultural advisory committee and for the Fraser Valley Regional Library board.

She said there have been many accomplishments, as well as challenges, during the six years that she has been on council. She has been part of the decision-making process that has seen the Mufford Overpass completed, the Aldergrove sewer system completed and the East Langley water line in the final stages of completion.

“This has been gratifying.”

She also wants to work towards improving parks and trails and other recreation opportunities.

” A healthy lifestyle is a goal Langley strives to achieve. Parks and trails are a large part of our lifestyle here in Langley and the continued investment in these has been a focus of the council.  I am also working  with council towards developing a plan for a recreational centre for Aldergrove.”

A hot topic in the past year has been community and neighbourhood plans, particularly in  Brookswood and Fernridge. Dornan said “Working with the community to develop community and  neighbourhood plans that serve the area now and well into the future has also been a strong focus.  There is much more to do to develop the Brookswood/Fernridge plans.  Strong community involvement to develop the best possible plan will be my focus.”

She wants to work with the RCMP and fire department to provide the  most complete and safe service.

“Planning for the future for Langley, developing a plan that is balanced with a place and lifestyle for us all,” is council’s role, she said. “This includes our strong rural heritage and agricultural component as well as the development of plans for our urban growth where all sectors of the community can live, work and play.  That is the vision of a balanced community.

“I hope I can represent the common sense vote and give a thoughtful and measured approach to planning for the future,” she said.

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