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WHAT’S IMPORTANT

Q1: Why do you want to run for Council?

In general, I have a lifelong interest in governance and a strong awareness that how we are governed makes a difference to our lives. So we need to be aware. Specifically, from serving on the Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan, I’ve gained an appreciation for the process. I decided that I have something valuable to offer to every Langley community.

Q2: Does being a music teacher have anything to do with serving on Town Council?

Yes, it does. I have practiced problem-solving daily, for over 50 years. In doing so, I’ve learned to think creatively and find a better, innovative, and even beautiful solution to the problem before me. And all the time, in doing so, I have worked to be an inspiration, encouragement and a motivator because I know that I am dealing with real people.

Q3: How has running a business prepared you for this venture?

Number one: learning money management. Knowing that the dollars need to earned, and the dollars need to be spent wisely. Number two: I have become proficient in organizing, developing systems, and managing schedules. Number three: as I am in business for myself, I have discovered how to keep people engaged, learned to discern their needs in order to serve them better. Number four: experienced the value of working collaboratively and effectively with motivated people.

Q4: What character attributes qualify you for a position on Langley Town council?

  • years of practicing honesty and integrity
  • willingness to do the difficult tasks
  • Intense focus when it comes to making decisions and planning for the future.

I have a genuine concern for people and the issues that effect their lives.

Q5: What is your answer to the problem of growth?

First of all, growth is not necessarily a problem! Healthy organisms must grow, so I believe that we should embrace growth but also come alongside and make sure the growth is proper and orderly, headed towards a great result. Often just tackling the problem from a new perspective, being proactive is the best approach. Growth needs to happen but we don’t want it happen haphazardly.

Langley Township is growing fast – and changing. It comes as no surprise that with along with growth and change comes the inevitable growing pains. Trying to stop growth is like standing in front of a freight train. Not very smart. But we can be smart when it comes to growth.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

 

Phyllis Heppner

  • Langley resident since 1984, classical and jazz musician, teacher, business owner
  • passionate about each child’s healthy development
  • convinced of the value of creating beauty all around us
  • sure that our community’s amenities should include a superb performing arts centre
  • offering leadership skills to our township
Leadership has been entrusted to me as: strata council president, director of my church’s music program and large children’s club, South Fraser Registered Music Teachers’ president, Langley Morning Toastmasters president.
Serving on the Brookswood-Fernridge Planning team inspired me to get in the real game – Council – to influence smart growth
in all neighbourhoods. I hear your other concerns, too: homelessness, crime, roads, cost of housing, cost of conducting business, etc. It will take integrity, wisdom and creativity to solve these and future problems without burdensome taxes and without wasteful spending!
I’m up for it! And I ask for your vote of confidence.

MEET PHYLLIS

Background:

  • Born in 1952, Moved to Langley in 1984
  • 4 grown children: 2 sons, 2 daughters
  • 12 grandchildren ranging from 6 months to 18 years old

Career:

  • Taught piano from age 16 until the present
  • Received ARCT Teacher degree with 1st Class Honours with Distinction and earned the Gordon Hallett Scholarship for Highest Mark.
  • Earned a licentiate degree, LLCM in Recital Performance, from the London College of Music
  • Music Festival Adjudicator
  • Examiner with Conservatory Canada.
  • Plays keyboard in a professional band, Quintessential Jazz

Business:

  • Conducted personal music teaching business for 50 years
  • Developed ‘the MUSiK SHOP’ in 2009, expanding to offer more instruments being taught

Community involvement:

  • Member of Mountainview Alliance Church (Langley) since 1984
  • Active in music and on staff as music director for 3 years
  • President of strata council – Langley, BC
  • Elected President of South Fraser Registered Music Teachers Association in 201
  • Joined Langley Morning Toastmasters in May, 2017. Became president in June 2018
  • Member of Brookswood-Fernridge Planning Committee for Langley Township

7 + 5 =

ELECT PHYLLIS HEPPNER

ON OCTOBER 20, 2018

email: phyllisheppner@gmail.com