Darlene has been a small business owner in Surrey for over 35 years. She currently serves on a number of organizations including, President of the Port Kells Community Association, Executive member of Surrey Environmental Partners, Co-Ordinator for the Surrey Association of Sustainable Communities, and part of the RCMP Community Consultant Group in Cloverdale/Port Kells.
She has previously served as the City of Surrey Heritage Commissioner and on the Tourism Advisory Committee, and was recently honoured with a Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for her community work.
Darlene believes we need to ensure Surrey has a strong voice regionally, provincially and federally and that we are at the table making sure Surrey’s voice is heard with regards to transportation, safety, education, social and environmental issues.
She supports the practice of “no call is too small” policing, where every call is attended to and believes we need to implement that same strategy in Surrey.
Darlene strongly supports economic development with the implementation of sustainable development practises, environmental and biodiversity assessments should be prioritized. The well-being of our rapidly growing population of all ages should be paramount as we go forward.
When not working, she enjoys curling at the Cloverdale Curling Rink where she has been a member for many years, and golfing weekly at our local golf courses.
Darlene lives in Port Kells with her husband where they raised their two children.