Councillor Janis Elkerton
Janis Elkerton was re-elected to Council in 2011 after a four-year absence. She is a 21-year council veteran, having served from 1993 to January 2008. Janis and her husband Wayne have been residents of Pitt Meadows for more than 27 years, during which time she was Pitt Meadows' Community Health Nurse for 13 years. University educated in nursing, management and community development, Janis is now the owner/manager of a commercial building in Coquitlam.
Janis' commitment to local government has earned her accolades for community service. She has served on numerous boards over the years and has been elected by her colleagues to executive positions on the Lower Mainland Municipal Association, the Municipal Insurance Association of BC, the LMMA Regional Crime Prevention and Drug Strategy Steering Committee, the Union of BC Municipalities and the Metro Vancouver Labour Relations Committee. Janis has also been the recipient of dedicated service and leadership awards by the Pitt Meadows Volunteer Fire Department, Municipal Insurance Association of BC and the Lower Mainland Municipal Association.
Janis is passionate about Pitt Meadows and politics. She is committed to public involvement in decision making and building a complete community, focusing on attracting business opportunities so citizens can live, work and play in our city.
Appointments to Outside Agencies and Committees
Council Liaison Positions:
Active Transportation Advisory Committee (Alternate)
Agricultural Advisory Committee (Alternate)
Alouette River Management Society (Alternate)
Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows (Alternate)
Fraser Basin Council Integrated Flood Hazard Management Committee
Joint Police Liaison Committee (Alternate)
Lower Mainland Local Government Association Flood Control and River Management Committee (Alternate)
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Youth Centre Society (Alternate)
Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility & Inclusiveness (Alternate)
Pitt Meadows Day Society (Alternate)
Rail Community Advisory Panel (Alternate)
Ridge Meadows Seniors Society (Alternate)
UBCM Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Community Advisory Board
United Way of the Lower Mainland
Metro Vancouver Board of Directors (Alternate)
- MV Regional Parks Committee
Translink Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation (Alternate)
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