Sara Manchester, President - Union Office
Sara has worked for the Township since 2010 in Recreation. Before being voted to President she was a Member at Large for Recreation. Sara holds a Bachelor in General Studies with a minor in Communications as well as a diploma in Recreation Service Delivery. She believes in a union environment where the members fell heard and valued. She wants to see action and ensure the employer is held accountable.
Brad Hamel, 1st Vice-President - Operations Centre
Bio to come...
Jeff Culhane, 2nd Vice-President - Operations Centre
Working in the Public Utilities department, Jeff ensures Township residents have clean, clear drinking water.
Stephanie Eby, Recording Secretary - Willoughby Community Centre
Stephanie has been employed in various recreation programmer positions with the Township since 2007.
Stephanie has a passion for leading a team and developing people's skills. She also works as a facilitator for BCRPA, HIGH FIVE, Lifesaving Society, NCCP, and Sport for Life.
Stephanie joined the executive team in May and has found great enjoyment in assisting to make the Township a great place to work.
Paul Albrecht, Member-at-Large - Civic Facility
Paul started working for the Township in 1993. Since 1999 he has taken an active role in the business of the Local.
Paul served over five terms as President as well as having served as President of the Fraser Valley District Council (FVDC) and on the CUPE BC Executive as the Regional VP.
Paul was elected to Council in the City of Langley (where he resides) in November 2014.
Peter Taylor, Secretary Treasurer - Civic Facility
Peter has been with the TOL since 1991. Early in his career he became involved on various social and staff committees. The greatest impact on him has been the friendships he has developed over the years. Everyone has a story to tell. Regardless of one's background, we all have something to offer.
Initially hesitant to become involved in the union, he finds it both rewarding and fulfilling. Starting as a Shop Steward in the main hall, Peter finally found his niche. As Secretary Treasurer, he has kept the local in good stead. Focusing on the details and day to day finances, Peter has remained loyal to the local. Overseeing the books and finances, he is committed to keeping the local on a firm financial footing.
Lifelong learning is one of Peter's goals. Learning through books, learning through friends, learning through experiences. One of Peter's favourite sayings is "You get out what you put in." With the new members on the Executive, Peter feels the Local is stronger than ever.
Enjoying the challenges of balancing work and family life, Peter is married with two teenagers. Reminiscent of his teenage years, he appreciates his parents, more now than ever.
Of his many activities outside of work, fighting fires, and savings lives remains one of his passions. Joining the fire department in 2001, he enjoys mentoring the new recruits. Early Tuesday mornings, Peter can be found at the local Starbucks, sipping coffee and enjoying conversation in a men's group. Saving time for fishing, Peter also enjoys sharing the story of the fish that got away. Ultimately, his goal is to have world peace, love, and clarity.
Shoot for the moon and if you don't make it; at least you will land among the stars.
Ailsa Pella, Chief Shop Steward - Walnut Grove Community Centre
Bio to follow...
Paul Schenderling, Sergeant @ Arms - Operations
Paul has been employed by the Township since 1997. He works as a Foreman 2 in the Construction Department (Underground Utilities). He currently lives in Chilliwack with his wife and 3 children. His passion is watching his twin boys play hockey, and spending time with his family. One of his main goals as an Executive member is getting members to be more active in the local.
Vacant, Member-at-Large - Recreation
Kristy Olsen, Member-at-Large - Operations
Bio to come
Laurie Lakusta, Member-at-Large - Protective Services
Greg Mayer, Shop Steward (Operations)
Greg has been with the Township for a longggggggggg time.
Greg started as a labourer and has since held the positions of truck driver and equipment operator. He is presently a Foreman in Public Works. His main task is trying to keep the Township clean and the planted areas looking good.
Greg has been a Shop Steward for several years and assists Local members when called upon.
He enjoys working in the Township and is proud to be a member of CUPE 403.
Annette Matthews, Shop Steward (Municipal Hall)
Annette is currently away from work.
Kerry Friesen, Shop Steward (Operations)
Rob Thompson, Shop Steward & Trustee
Tony Ward, Trustee
Garth Kitteringham, Trustee
Jeff Culhane, Safety Committee Representative
Tony Ward, Safety Committee Representative
Garth Kitteringham, Alternate Safety Committee Representative
Jill Hansen, Alternate Safety Committee Representative