Patricia Driessen

Councillor Patricia Driessen, in a black blazer over a white shirt, with a tartan sash draped over the shoulders
Current Appointments
  • Chair, Business, Innovation and Public Affairs Advisory Committee
  • Second Vice Chair, Fraser Valley Regional Library Board
  • Vice Chair, Accessibility and Equity Advisory Committee
  • Fraser Valley Regional District Board 
  • Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District Board

Patricia has lived and invested in Abbotsford her entire life. She received a Marketing & Sales Certificate and Public Relations Certificate from UFV and an Event & Conventions Management Diploma from Thompson Rivers University.  In 2011, she launched her company, Perfect Sense Events and through operating her own business and her work in marketing and sales she has been privileged to work alongside many dynamic community members, businesses, and non-profit clients to plan their Abbotsford events. 

Patricia’s work with the non-profit, the corporate sector and her family business has taught her how to be fiscally responsible, the importance of relationship building and the value of hard-working community members. She has a deep and practical understanding of the community of Abbotsford and its diverse needs. As a big picture thinker, she values different and fresh perspectives, is not afraid of hard work, and believes in the value of informed, wise decision making. 

Patricia and her husband have three active children and operate a poultry farm. In any spare time, Patricia likes to squeeze in a spin class or hike in between attending community events or visiting the local eateries or shopping local.

Committees and Community Groups

Patricia has served with a variety of organizations including the Abbotsford Executive Association, Abbotsford Hospice Society, Archway Community Services Society, Life Recovery Association, Abilitas Foundation, Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association, Fraser Valley Chartered Professional Accountants Association, and the Archway Food Bank. She volunteers at her children’s school and serves as a director with the Fraser Valley Event Professional’s Association, the Tourism Abbotsford’s Events Advisory Committee, and as the social media chair for the upcoming 55+ BC Summer Games that the City is hosting in 2023.