What do elected officials want? (Panel)
About the Speakers
Mike has lived in Maple Ridge for over 30 years and is honoured to serve as your Mayor. Mike is married to Hilary for 38 years, a researcher and sessional instructor at SFU.
Prior to this term, Mike has served two terms as a City Councillor, two terms at the Union of BC Municipalities and three years as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. In addition Mike is the past President of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mike is an honest, passionate and hardworking problem solver. He is a successful business owner, as well a career volunteer who dedicates his spare time in the service of others to make our community a better place.
As your Mayor, Mike is serving on Translink Mayor’s Council and is Chair of the Mobility Pricing Committee, Vice-Chair of Metro Vancouver Regional Housing Committee and sits on the ECOMM Board, Metro Vancouver Mayor’s Board and Performance and Audit Committees.
Mike understands complex social problems, sees opportunity and has a proven track record of leadership and taking action. Mike is resolved to bring us a safe and connected community, closure of tent city, strong advocacy with senior government by working together for our needs, great recreation, a vibrant downtown, a strong local economy and a local government that listens and acts for the majority of the people.
Mayor Luke Charbonneau lives in Saugeen Shores with his wife Alison and his three young sons, Benjamin, Theodore and Martin. Along with his parents Norm and Nora, he is the owner of Hi-Berry Farm. Luke was acclaimed as Mayor of the Town of Saugeen Shores in 2018 and has served on Town Council since 2006. Working with Saugeen Shores’ team of outstanding councillors and municipal staff, he is dedicated to ensuring that Saugeen Shores continues to be a leading community in Bruce County and a great place to visit, start a business and raise a family.