Cory Cassel has thrown his hat into the ring to represent Area G (Deroche/NicomenIsland/Dewdney/Hatzic Island) on the Fraser Valley Regional District board.
“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to run to represent the community my family has calledhome since the 1940s when my grandfather purchased property in Deroche, the property where my family continues to reside and will call home forever,” he stated in a press release.
Al Stobbart has represented Area G on the FVRD Board since 2008 and recently announced he is not running for another term as he is retiring.
Cassel says public safety is his number one concern for the residents of the electoral area, which borders the cities of Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack.
“From Highway 7 corridor improvements, to ground water management and flood prevention;from the threat of wildfires, to access to medical services and emergency paramedics, the residents of Area G need to have their voices heard and I will be a strong advocate to senior levels of government on their behalf,” he stated.
He added that he will work collaboratively and communicate proactively with neighbouring municipalities, First Nations and Mission Public Schools to bring attention and find solutions to the challenges in our region if he is elected.
The election of a new FVRD Director in Area G will happen on Oct. 5 (advance voting) and Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the FVRD Community Access Centre located at 10220 North Deroche Road in Deroche.