Former Chilliwack mayor and MLA John Jansen speaks at University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus on Tuesday, Jan. 21.  UFV photo

Former Chilliwack mayor and MLA John Jansen speaks at University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus on Tuesday, Jan. 21. UFV photo

Former Chilliwack mayor and MLA speaks at UFV

John Jansen makes presentation at Abbotsford campus on Tuesday, Jan. 21

Business, politics, poultry and more will all be on the table when former Chilliwack mayor and MLA John Jansen speaks at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Jansen is the first guest of the 2020 President’s Leadership Lecture Series. His speech begins at 3 p.m. in room B101 at the Abbotsford campus, 33844 King Rd.

Jansen was the MLA for Chilliwack from 1987 to 1991 as a Social Credit member, and was mayor of Chilliwack in the 1980s.

An accountant by trade, this 2019 UFV honorary degree recipient led the acquisition of 200 acres that now hosts UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park.

Jansen’s fundraising allowed for the purchase of millions of dollars in health care equipment, all while operating his family’s organic feed and poultry farm.

A dynamic, tenacious, and creative community advocate with decades of public service, he helped pave the way for countless upgrades to education, health care, transit, and other services.

As those who know him will attest, Jansen has a unique skill in leveraging relationships to make things happen.

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