Elected to Surrey City Council in 2011 and as a resident and business owner since 1993, I bring an entrepreneurial approach to the City of Surrey and am committed to establishing Surrey as a premier investment location with a vibrant urban economy.
As a past President of the Surrey Board of Trade, I believe that Surrey’s innovative approaches to job creation are working – Surrey was the first city in BC to establish economic investment zones and the Real Estate Investment Network was recently named Surrey the Best Place to Invest in BC and the 4th in Canada. In 2015 and 2016 Surrey was named to the list of the Top 7 Intelligent Communities in the world by the independent think tank Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF in New York).
I have made Cloverdale my home with my wife and two children.
Chair of the Investment and Innovation Committee which oversees the City’s Economic Development strategies including Innovation Boulevard (Medical Technologies) and the Clean Tech sector. The committee also spearheads the City’s Smart City strategies and Open Data initiatives.
Chair of the Parks Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee which is responsible for overseeing over two hundred parks and award-winning recreation facilities in the city.
Committees & Community Groups (Surrey & Metro Vancouver)
- Parks Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee (Chair)
- Finance Committee
- Police Committee
- Investment & Innovation Committee (Chair)
- Development Advisory Committee (DAC)
- Audit Committee
- Surrey Board of Trade (Liaison) - Honorary Director
- Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association
- Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
- Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
- Metro Vancouver Zero Waste
- Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) - Executive Member
- Intelligent Communities Forum Foundation (ICFF) International
My community involvement includes: President, Sources Community Resource Society; Director, BC Summer Games Organizing Committee (2011); Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation Patrons Council; Past President, Surrey Board of Trade; Past Chair, Surrey Meth Amphetamine Regional Taskforce; Board of Trade’s Education Advisory Committee.
I'm a regular contributing writer to several business and trade publications such as InnFocuss and The Publican.
Office phone: (604) 591-4025