Kim Richter seeks fifth term on Township council

Kim Richter says that the Township is a jewel in the Lower Mainland.

Kim Richter

As she seeks the support of the electorate for a fifth consecutive term, Kim Richter says that there are many reasons to celebrate “as the Township is a jewel in the Lower Mainland. Our strength is in our communities and our communities need strong independent voices on council to hear and respond to their concerns.”

Richter was delayed in publicly announcing her platfiorm due to the sudden death of her mother. She has been in Ontario for the past week, dealing with urgent family issues.

Since she was first elected in 1999, “I have been a strong and independent voice for all the residents of Langley Township. I am proud of my record in speaking up for Township residents and in carrying your ideas and your concerns forward to Township council and administration.”

Richter, who is married and has three children, has lived in Langley for 25 years. She is a professor of business management at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has served on Kwantlen’s board as an elected faculty representative for 10 years.

In addition to her responsibilities on several Metro Vancouver and Township committees, Richter serves on Kwantlen’s board governance, student experience and finance committees,

As a Township councillor, she has spearheaded many initiatives including a 20-year Water Management Plan, a “Good Neighbour” bylaw pilot program, and the Township’s Youth Advisory Committee.

“I very strongly believe in the right of all people in this community to get involved and to shape the direction of our future in Langley,” said Richter, who is running again as an independent.

“I also believe strongly in honesty, integrity, volunteerism and commitment as these are the values that make Langley strong.”

If re-elected, Richter’s priorities will be:

– Lower and more reasonable taxes: Zero-based budgeting combined with extensive program review. If it’s working, keep it. If it’s broken, fix it. If it’s no longer useful, get rid of it and re-allocate those funds to priority areas;

– Job creation — more and better paying jobs closer to home, especially for our youth;

– Safer streets and neighbourhoods for all, especially for children and seniors;

– Healthy communities with accessible and affordable recreational programs and facilities, including additional recreational facilities and services in Aldergrove, especially for children and youth;

– More accessible and frequent public transit to all areas, especially Aldergrove, Gloucester and other remote areas of the Township, and more night buses from Vancouver to Langley;

– Protect the Township’s water resources, aquifers, farm land and wildlife corridors. The rural lands and resources make us unique in the Lower Mainland.

– More comprehensive long term planning for sustainable, healthy and safe neighbourhoods, including more interaction with neighbouring cities, the school district, the health region and post-secondary education providers.

She vows to continue to to ensure all Township voices are heard, listened to, and acted on in a productive, courteous, and respectful manner.

To contact Richter, visit www.kimrichter.com or call 604-856-9788.

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