Election 2014: Aird Flavelle to run for council

City of Abbotsford: Flavelle declared bid for council seat - Council candidate

Aird Flavelle

Aird Flavelle

Aird Flavelle, long time Abbotsford resident, business owner and community volunteer has declared his bid for a seat on Abbotsford city council.

Flavelle has served as chair and vice-chair of city council’s sister city committee and environmental advisory committee.

“I am hoping that the community will view my extensive experience at city hall as worthy qualification to put me on council,” said Flavelle. “I don’t think I’ve missed a council meeting in seven years.”

He added that as a member of the public, he also attended five years of Abbotsford Police Board meetings and the city’s social development advisory committee.

Flavelle said he loves Abbotsford and has ideas to make it even better.

“We need to improve the ways we grow our economy, the ways we support our society and the ways we protect and enhance our natural environment.”

Flavelle is a director of many organizations including the Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary Club, the Fraser Valley Indo Canadian Business Association and the Abbotsford International Airshow.

He is a past board member and active in the Chamber of Commerce. He now sits on the Chamber’s government affairs committee.

Further, Flavelle has volunteered extensively with Abbotsford Hospice, Abbotsford Restorative Justice, his church, the Reach Museum and his self defence club.  Last year he ran in the provincial election as a B.C. Green Party candidate.

“If the community will put me on council, I will work towards building a vibrant city in the new economy – a place where our children want to live.”

Flavelle was endorsed by the Abbotsford Greens Elector Organization, a group that support candidates who understand and support green principles.