DELTA â€“ Heather King is returning for another crack at Delta Council after failing to unseat Mayoral powerhouse Lois Jackson three years ago.
King served as a Delta School Board Trustee, including a stint as Chair, from 2002 to 2008, before sitting as a councillor for one term from 2008 to 2011.
She said her focus in this upcoming term is to make solid fiscal decisions, ensuring that parks, pools, skating rinks and the like, meet the public’s needs for the best price.
"I grew up with small town valuesâ€“knowing your neighbour, serving and volunteering," said King. "My father was active in municipal politics and my mother was a volunteer for Canadian Mental Health, Children’s Aid and many other charities. This upbringing has stayed with me. It formed my value system and core reasons for caring and doing great things for my community with passion and integrity."
King said she has volunteered for numerous organizations since 2011, including a founding member of Delta Tourism, strategic planning executive of the Ladner Business Association, Trustee of Delta Museum and Archives, and vice president of the Delta Hospice Society.
She also touched upon the importance of protecting Delta’s environment.
"We want our ecosystems preserved, which includes our precious agricultural farmland, fish and wildlife habitat and our Burns Bog," she said. "There are also regional issues that affect us such as improved transit and better roads and bridges. Heather has always fostered strong working relationships with local MLAs and MPs and will continue to do so in order to protect Deltaâ€™s interests in a collaborative way."
King said she managed to accomplish many things during her brief three years on council, including chairing the Traffic and Safety Advisory Committee to make 16 of Delta’s most dangerous intersections safer, supported farmered through the Delta Agricultural viability study, and led the creation of a Delta Seniors Advisory Committee to enhance transportation options, improve housing and facilitate more resources for Delta seniors.
King recently completed her Masters Degree at SFU with a focus on resolving community issues. To learn more about this candidate, visit her website.