Council Blogs

Abbotsford Police Board member Michelle Sagert passed away recently at the age of 35.

Remembering Michelle Sagert

Last month, we were all deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Michelle Sagert at the young age of 35. Michelle left her mark on Abbotsford as a respected lawyer, advocate and leader.

Michelle was a member of the Abbotsford Police…

Mayor Siemens speaking at the University of the Fraser Valley’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Congratulating the University of the Fraser Valley on 50 years in our community

For the past 50 years our community has been a fortunate beneficiary of being home to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV).

Having a high-quality, local option for post-secondary education and training has been vital to our City and region…

On March 15, BC Minister of Agriculture and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis met with Mayor Ross Siemens at City Hall for an economic development update.

Discussing economic growth and development with Minister Alexis

It’s not every day we have a provincial Minister of Agriculture who hails from our own backyard, but that’s the case with Pam Alexis, who is also the MLA for Abbotsford-Mission. As a result, we have no doubt that when she’s at the cabinet table, she…

On Feb. 22, Mayor Siemens met virtually with Sumas, Washington Mayor Bruce Bosch (left photo), and the following day he welcomed US Consul General Jim DeHart to City Hall.

Conversations continue with the US on flood mitigation

Working to keep the Fraser Valley safe from flooding doesn’t stop at the Canada-United States border.

In the aftermath of the 2021 flood, our previous and current City Councils have been advocating to senior levels of government for enhanced…

Councillors Kelly Chahal, Patricia Ross and Patricia Driessen marked International Women’s Day by sharing their thoughts on women in leadership.

City Council salutes International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day provides all of us with a chance to reflect on the women and girls in our lives and show appreciation for those who have supported and inspired us.

As a City Council, we embrace diversity as one of our community’s…