Council Members

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Langley City Council, from left to right: Councillors Arnold, Albrecht, Storteboom, Mayor Schaffer, Councillors Martin, van den Broek and Pachal.

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To contact a member of City Council by e-mail, please see their profile pages for their e-mail addresses.

Members of City Council serve the community on a variety of regional committees and work closely with other levels of government and public service organizations. For your convenience we have provided links to their web sites below:

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Mayor Schaffer

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First elected as a Langley City Councillor in November 1990, and formally elected as Mayor in November 2014, Ted Schaffer has dedicated over two decades to building a vibrant, healthy and safe community that meets the current and future needs of residents, business owners and visitors to the City of Langley. He works diligently on behalf of citizens to ensure a positive quality of life for all City of Langley residents. Mayor Schaffer, working alongside the rest of the Council team, believes in relationship building as an important part of any successful community and invites open dialogue and sharing of ideas as he strives to make his community the best that it can be. Mayor Schaffer and his wife, Jean, have been married for 44 years and have lived in the City of Langley for 37 years. They have two married daughters, Kirsten and Jennifer, and four grandchildren. When time permits, the Schaffers enjoy reading, walking, and fly fishing in the Merritt area high country.

Mayor Ted Schaffer serves the community on the following committees:

Committee of the Whole Chair
Communities in Bloom Chair
Community Day Committee Chair
Community Grant Committee Chair
Crime Prevention Task Force Chair
Finance Committee Chair
Healthier Community Partnerships Co-Chair
Fraser Health Municipal Advisory Council Member
Langley Christmas Bureau Member
Langley Parks Foundation Member
Lower Mainland District RCMP Mayors Forum Member
Mayor's Council on Regional Transportation Member
Metro Vancouver Mayors' Committee Member
Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee Member
Timms Community Centre Building Advisory Committee Member
District Parent Advisory Council Round Table Alternate

 

 

Mailing Address:
City of Langley
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B3
Phone: (604) 514-2800
Fax: (604) 514-2838

Councillor Albrecht

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Councillor Paul Albrecht has lived in the City for 24 years with his wife Christine. They have four children, three boys and a girl, and have one very independent cat. Paul was elected in 2014 to his first term in office. He loves to play hockey and enjoys cycling, traveling and spending time with his family. Paul loves the City of Langley because it has everything a person needs within a reasonable distance and it is a great place to raise a family. The community is unique because it has all the amenities one needs, yet retains the small town feel. 

Councillor Paul Albrecht serves the community on the following committees:

Magic of Christmas Parade Committee Chair
Advisory Planning Commission Vice Chair
Committee of the Whole Member
Community Grant Committee Member
District Parent Advisory Council Round Table Member
Finance Committee Member
Joint School Board #35 Municipal Liason Committee Member
Langley Walk Committee Member
Timms Community Centre Building Advisory Committee Member
CPR Railway Township and City Advisory Panel Alternate
Fraser Health Municipal Advisory Council Alternate
Fraser Valley Regional Library Alternate
Senior Resources Centre Society Alternate

 

Mailing Address:
City of Langley
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B3
Phone: (604) 514-2800
Fax: (604) 514-2838

Councillor Arnold

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Born in Toronto in 1947, Jack moved to Vancouver in 1969 and to Langley in 1977. He was first elected to City Council in 1990 and has now served for 27 years. Jack was a winner of the 2003/2004 Award of Excellence from the Government of Canada and was also a recipient of the Queens Jubilee Medal for his public and community service.

Jack is a former member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Langley City businessman. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21, the Langley City Parks Foundation, and has been involved with local youth for many years including drop-in sports and coaching football and roller hockey. 

Councillor Jack Arnold serves the community on the following committees:

Advisory Planning Commission Chair
Community Day Committee Vice-Chair
Emergency Planning Committee Chair
CP Community Advisory Panel Alternate
Parks, Recreation & Environment Advisory Committee Vice Chair
Langley Senior Resources Society Member
Committee of the Whole Member
Community Grant Committee Member
Finance Committee Member
Youth Committee Chair
Timms Community Centre Building Advisory Committee Member

Jack wants to hear from you. Please contact him at any of the addresses below.

City of Langley
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B3
Phone: (604) 514-2800
Fax: (604) 514-2838

Residence Address:
419-20200 56 Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 8S1
Phone: (604) 309-4015

Councillor Martin

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Councillor Gayle Martin has lived in the City of Langley for 30 years. She’s been a member of Council for 27years, since 1990. She has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren and couldn’t be happier. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially on her son’s boat and loves to travel and volunteer in the community. Councillor Martin loves living in the City of Langley because there is such a sense of community here. 

Councillor Gayle Martin serves the community on the following committees:

Homelessness Task Force
Local Government Awareness Day
Chair
Vice Chair
Committee of the Whole Member
Community Grant Committee Member
Finance Committee Member
Fraser Valley Regional Library Member
Gateway of Hope Community Council Member
Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Relations Committee Member
Timms Community Centre Building Advisory Committee Member
Tourism Langley Board Member
Healthier Community Partnerships Alternate
Homelessness Steering Committee Alternate
Metro Vancouver Board of Directors Alternate

 

Mailing Address:
City of Langley
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B3
Phone: (604) 514-2800
Fax: (604) 514-2838

Residence Address:
60 - 5216-201A Street
Langley, BC V3A1S4
Res: (604) 534-4896

Councillor Pachal

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Note: A list of Councillor Pachal's committees will be coming soon.

 

Whether through his blog or by working with various community groups, and the City of Langley’s Parks and Environmental Advisory Committee, Nathan has worked hard to bring forward awareness around intersecting components of sustainable and accessible community design.

Over the years, he has written thousands of blog posts, served on the Abbotsford Inter-regional Transportation Select Committee, hosted sustainability workshops, and has helped bring world-renowned urban design speakers to the community.

He has appeared in print, radio, and television talking about land-use and transportation issues in our region. 

As a strong supporter of agricultural and green spaces, he authored a report on the Agricultural Land Reserve entitled “Decade of Exclusions? A Snapshot of the Agricultural Land Reserve from 2000-2009 in the South of Fraser.”

He believes that we need a diverse transportation system that allows people to take transit, cycle, walk, or drive throughout the entire region. He co-authored a report —“Leap Ahead: A transit plan for Metro Vancouver”— to bring awareness to the importance of accessible transit networks.

In 2010, He completed the SFU & City of Surrey Transportation Lecture Program and presented on “Complete Streets”.

Mailing Address:
City of Langley
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B3
Phone: (604) 514-2800
Fax: (604) 514-2838

Councillor Storteboom

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Councillor Rudy Storteboom is born and raised in the Fraser Valley and has lived in Langley City for over 30 years. He lives in the downtown core and serves on his Strata Council at Paddington Station.  Rudy is happy to have family and many life-long friends living in Langley City. This is Rudy's second term on council, having served from 2008-2011 and again since 2014.  He enjoys going for walks in the downtown core and attending events in the community as well as connecting with friends and neighbours over coffee.

Councillor Storteboom says that ‘The City of Langley provides me with a full and happy life that presents new opportunities for personal development, every day. It’s the people who live here that make my life so rewarding and I am proud to call Langley City my home.” 

Councillor Rudy Storteboom serves the community on the following committees:

Local Government Awareness Day Chair
Recreation Culture and Public Art Advisory Committee Chair
Langley Parks Foundation President
Communities in Bloom Vice Chair
Crime Prevention Task Force Vice Chair
Committee of the Whole Member
Community Grant Committee Member
Finance Committee Member
Homelessness Steering Committee Member
Metro Vancouver Board of Directors Member
Metro Vancouver Climate Action Member
Timms Community Centre Building Advisory Committee Member
Brydon Lagoon Task Force Alternate

 

Mailing Address:
City of Langley
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B3
Phone: (604) 514-2800
Fax: (604) 514-2838

Councillor van den Broek

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Councillor Val van den Broek has lived with her husband in Langley since 2000. They have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a fish. Val was elected to her first term in office in 2014. Val loves to travel with her husband to exciting places, whether it is an all-inclusive resort on the beach, or camping in a tent in the wilderness. Photography is another favorite past time and Val will often take 1000 pictures during a one day hiking trip! Councillor van den Broek loves walking in the trail system, attending the many community events and going out for a delicious meal downtown Langley City. 

Councillor Val van den Broek serves the community on the following committees:

Public Safety Advisory Committee Chair
Parks and Environment Advisory Committee Vice Chair
Crime Prevention Task Force PSAC Liaison
Brydon Lagoon Task Force Member
Children & Youth Committee Member
Committee of the Whole Member
Community Day Parade Sub-Committee Member
Community Grant Committee Member
Finance Committee Member
Local Government Awareness Day Member
Magic of Christmas Parade Committee Member
Timms Community Centre Building Advisory Committee Member
Youth Committee Member
Gateway of Hope Community Council Alternate
Langley Christmas Bureau Alternate

 

Mailing Address:
City of Langley
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC V3A 4B3
Phone: (604) 514-2800
Fax: (604) 514-2838

Langley City Hall

20399 Douglas Crescent   Langley  BC  V3A 4B3
Phone 604 514 2800   Fax 604 530 4371

Hours of operation:
Monday -  Friday   8:30am  -  4:30pm

In the event of an after-hours emergency (such as a water main break, flood or critical service disruption) standby operations personnel can be notified through Surrey Fire Dispatch at 604 534 3496