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CLPB Incumbent Commissioner (Chilliwack), Malcolm Shanks


Malcolm Shanks

Malcolm Shanks, POP Candidate, Cultus Lake-Chilliwack 2014

Cultus Lake Park Board Incumbent Commissioner, Malcolm Shanks

  • Resident of Chilliwack since 1996
  • Municipal Administrator, Deputy Clerk / Manager (Sechelt , Nakusp / Central Saanich, Delta / Cultus Lake)
  • 31 years municipal administration experience (Certified Municipal Clerk)
  • Married to Sue (31 years) – 3 sons
  • Enjoy golf, reading, music, gardening

Relevant Knowledge and Experience

  • processed many official community plans , zoning and subdivision bylaws.
  • developed budgets for municipal Council approval.
  • 7 1/2 years Manager with Cultus Lake Park Board.
  • as Administrator of Sechelt (13 1/2 yrs.) was very involved when Village municipality restructured to District municipality (pop. 1,500 to 5,000 and 20 times larger in area) in 1986.
  • Served on Board of Directors of BC Campground, Lodging Association for 4 years.
  • Sechelt Lions Club – 10 years – president in 1989.
  • Chilliwack Rotary Club – 1997 – 2000
  • coached soccer, cricket and hockey .

Goals & Aspirations

As a Commissioner I will Strive to :

  •  encourage community participation on Board Committees.
  • provide transparency , honesty , fairness and accountability.
  • review operating costs.
  • minimize items discussed at In Camera meetings.
  • adhere to Cultus Lake Park Act and Bylaws.
  • provide for better communication between Board and residents (after Board meetings/Town Hall meetings).
  • environmental protection of Cultus Lake.
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