Jeff Shields

Independent for Chilliwack Council (incumbent)
Policies are driven by the needs of the community. Public safety, roads and infrastructure, affordable housing/responsible growth, homelessness, economic development, and parks and recreation. Strong financial management is what will provide the budget to prioritize.

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Biography

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My name is Jeff Shields and I am seeking a second term on council. I am a life long resident of Chilliwack and I am married with two grown daughters. I am a Chartered Accountant and have been CFO of a locally-owned family business for over 20 years.

I have always been a proud and passionate resident of Chilliwack and feel fortunate to call it my hometown. For many years I volunteered and served the community through several organizations including Big Brothers, Chilliwack Flight Fest, CEPCO, and Rotary as well as coaching youth soccer and serving as a volunteer firefighter. I have enjoyed all Chilliwack has to offer from its mountains and lakes to the great recreational facilities and of course the wonderful people.

Reason for running

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I combine a strong business background with years of community service to provide a balanced voice. Roads and transportation, responsible housing growth, public safety, and financial management are my strengths.

City council works as a team and each player must bring their individual strengths to the table. Then they must listen and learn, ask questions, research, and rely on experience to develop a basis for making a decision. Throughout my life, that is how I have made most of my important decisions whether it be personal, business, community, and, for the last four years, as a city councillor. It's about making the right decision, not the easy one.

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