Council Members

David Chesney – Councillor

Bill Lawrence – Councillor

Helen Fathers – Councillor

Grant Meyer – Councillor

Megan Knight – Councillor

Lynne Sinclair - Councillor

 

Councillor David Chesney

Councillor Chesney was born and raised in the Guildford area of Surrey and has made his home in White Rock for over 30 years.  Councillor Chesney possesses a vast knowledge in the arts, entertainment, and media with his three decades of experience in Western Canada.  In 2005, Councillor Chesney created and launched "Canada's FIRST Internet Newspaper", the White Rock Sun, which continues to keep the White Rock/South Surrey area up to date daily on what is happening in Canada's fastest growing community.

Councillor Chesney presently lives with Kerlande Siouras in the city's town centre.

 

Member of the following Committees / Boards:

  • Cultural Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • External Communications Review Subcommittee
  • Fraser Health Authority Council Representative (Alternate)
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Governance and Legislation Committee
  • Land Use and Planning Committee
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review
  • Public Art Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • Tour de White Rock Board of Directors 
  • White Rock/South Surrey Healthiest Communities in B.C. Working Group
  • White Rock Museum and Archives

E-mail: Councillor Chesney

Phone: 604.356.3791
              604.541.9348 (fax)

Or you have the opportunity to e-mail all of White Rock City Council.

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Councillor Helen Fathers

Councillor Fathers emigrated from Nottingham, England in 1991, and has lived in White Rock for 18 years with her husband and daughter.  Councillor Fathers is the Operations Manager for the White Rock Farmers' Market and is Director, B.C. Association of Farmers' Markets.  Councillor Fathers has spent 18 years working in the community, as well as hospitality and customer service industries, and is involved with many local non-profit organizations.  Councillor Fathers is passionate about the environment, health, and 
well-being.  Hobbies include art, theatre, music, and gardening.

 

Member of the Following Committee / Boards:

  • Economic Investment Committee (Alternate)
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Governance and Legislation Committee
  • Grants in Aid Committee, Chairperson
  • Land Use and Planning Committee
  • Lower Mainland Local Government Association
  • Month of August Contract Committee (2016)
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, Chairperson
  • Rental Housing Task Force Vice-Chairperson
  • SS / WR Chamber of Commerce (Alternate)
  • Sea Festival
  • Tourism White Rock Board of Directors (Alternate)
  • White Rock Museum and Archives (Alternate)
  • White Rock / South Surrey Healthiest Communities in B.C. Working Group (Alternate)

E-mail: Councillor Fathers 

Phone: 604.897.3276
              604.536.7625
              604.345.1321
              604.538.4790 (fax)

Twitter: @HelenFathers
Website: www.helenfathers.com

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Councillor Megan Knight

Councillor Knight has been a resident of the White Rock area since 1979 and graduated from Semiahmoo High School in 1980.  She is married with five children and four grandchildren.  She is a local Notary Public and has been running her practice and serving the community since 1998.

She enjoys living in one of the most desirable communities in the province and looks forward to serving on Council and being part of shaping White Rock’s future.

 

Member of the Following Committee / Boards:

  • Environmental Advisory Committee 
  • Finance and Audit Committee (Chairperson)
  • External Communications Review Subcommittee
  • Fraser Valley Regional Library Board
  • Governance and Legislation Committee
  • Grants-in-Aid Subcommittee
  • Land Use and Planning Committee
  • Memorial Park Committee (Vice Chairperson)
  • Month of August Contract Committee (2016) (Alternate)
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
  • Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation (Alternate)
  • Peace Arch Hospital Board of Directors (Sept 22-June 23, 2017)
  • Sources B.C. 
  • Tour de White Rock Board of Directors (Alternate)

E-mail: Councillor Knight

Phone: 604.328.1657
              604.541.9348 (fax)

Or you have the opportunity to e-mail all of White Rock City Council.

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Councillor Bill Lawrence

Councillor Lawrence has a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He is the co-owner of the Sandpiper Pub and Sandpiper Liquor store.

Councillor Lawrence would like to see White Rock maintain an eye on sustainability and focus on the three main pillars that comprise a balanced sustainable community: Environment, Social Factors, and the Economy. Decisions that we make as a City will have to benefit residents and business owners alike, for current and future generations. A sustainable White Rock will take advantage of opportunities for growth and change, yet respect and preserve key elements from the past. 


Member of the Following Committee / Boards:

  • External Communications Review Subcommittee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Governance and Legislation Committee (Chairperson)
  • Land Use and Planning Committee
  • Month of August Contract Committee (2016)
  • Municipal Insurance Association of B.C. (Alternate)
  • Tourism White Rock Board of Directors (Chairperson)
  • White Rock Business Improvement Association

E-mail: Councillor Lawrence

Phone: 604.787.9076
              604.880.7670

Or you have the opportunity to e-mail all of White Rock City Council.

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Councillor Grant Meyer

 

Councillor Meyer grew up in White Rock and lives here with his wife and son.  He graduated from Semiahmoo Secondary and attended BCIT (Marine Campus) for his career path.  He has worked for BC Ferries for over 20 years & advanced to the position of Navigation Officer.  The Waterfront and its potential are what drives Councillor Meyer, including the possibility of a restaurant on the pier (like the old Legion building) and expansion of the Promenade.  He looks forward to the continued revitalization of the Town Centre. 


Member of the Following Committees / Boards:

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF)
  • Economic Investment Committee
  • Environmental Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Governance and Legislation Committee
  • Grants in Aid Committee
  • Land Use and Planning Committee
  • Memorial Park Committee (Chairperson)
  • Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula
  • Sea Festival (Alternate)
  • South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • TransLink Mayors' Council (Alternate)

E-mail: Councillor Meyer
Phone: 604.345.1641
              604.541.9348 (fax)

Or you have the opportunity to e-mail all of White Rock City Council.

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Councillor Lynne Sinclair

Councillor Sinclair has lived in White Rock most of her life and attended White Rock Elementary and Semiahmoo Secondary schools. She earned Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of British Columbia and paid her way through University as a swim instructor beside the pier and later as a swim instructor/life guard at Surrey pools.

A retiree, Councillor Sinclair has extensive volunteer experience in the community including elected positions as President of the White Rock Business Improvement Association, Vice Chair of the Seniors Come Share Society, and Board member of the local Arts Council.

Hobbies include reading, theatre and all forms of art, walking, bird watching, and travel.

Member of the Following Committees / Boards:

  • Because People Matter Grant Committee
  • Cultural Advisory Committee
  • External Communications Review Subcommittee (Chairperson)
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Fraser Health Authority Council Representative
  • Governance and Legislation Committee
  • Grants-in-Aid 
  • Land Use and Planning Committee
  • Memorial Park Committee
  • Metro Vancouver Board of Directors (2017 Council Alternate)
  • Month of August Contract Committee (2016)
  • Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation Council Representative
  • Peace Arch Hospital Board of Directors (Sept 22-June 23, 2017)
  • Public Art Advisory Committee
  • Rental Housing Task Force Chairperson
  • Sources B.C. (Council Representative - Alternate)
  • White Rock Business Improvement Association (Alternate)

E-mail: Councillor Sinclair
Phone: 604.328.1509
              604.541.9348 (fax)

Or you have the opportunity to e-mail all of White Rock City Council.

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