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- City of Prince George - Mayor and Council -

 

(from left to right)  Councillor Garth Frizzell, Councillor Dave Wilbur, Councillor Lyn Hall, Councillor Frank Everitt, Mayor Shari Green, Councillor Cameron Stolz, Councillor Albert Koehler, Councillor Murry Krause, Councillor Brian Skakun

There is also information on all past mayors on the Mayors History Page.

Mayor Shari Green

 

Mayor Shari Green was born and raised in Prince George, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UBC and is a fourth-generation downtown business owner. Mayor Green first joined Prince George City Council in 2008 as a Councillor. She is a founding member of the Downtown Partnership, which brought together action-oriented partners committed to changing the face of downtown Prince George. She sat on a variety of committees and worked on the Bid Team for the 2015 Canada Winter Games as Director of Athlete and Village Services.

Since being elected Mayor in November 2011, Mayor Green also sits as a Director at the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, and is a board member of Northern Development Initiative Trust and its Prince George Regional Advisory Committee, the Prince George Community Foundation, chairs the City’s Finance and Audit Committee, and is a trustee of the Municipal Finance Authority of BC. She is also a founding member of the BC Mayors’ Caucus.

Mayor Green is committed to changing the conversation about Prince George, by ensuring the City’s fiscal future is sustainable and that City Hall is open for business through the relentless pursuit of customer service. Mayor Green knows Prince George is a great community in which to live, for its dreams, affordability and opportunity, and she will always be proud to call Prince George home.

Mayor Green can be reached at:

phone: 250.561.7609
email: mayor@city.pg.bc.ca

Councillor Frank Everitt

 

 

Past

  • CNIB - Board Member
  • College of New Caledonia - Board Member – for 7 years
  • Employment Action - Board Member
  • Premier Gordon Campbell’s Literacy Committee - Member
  • Premier Glen Clark’s Economic Summit, Northern British
  • Columbia – Committee Member
  • President of Prince George & District Labour Council
  • Prince George Spruce Credit Union – Board Member


Current

  • City Councilor
  • Core Review Committee member – City of Prince George
  • Inter-Governmental Resolutions Member
  • Alternate Regional District Member
  • Beyond Homeless Committee
  • President of United Steelworkers, Local 1-424
  • Co-Chair of I.W.A. Forest Industry Pension Plan
  • Audit Committee Member – I.W.A. Pension Plan
  • Investment Committee Member – I.W.A. Pension Plan
  • Health & Welfare Trustee – Canfor, Conifer & West Fraser

Frank has lived in Prince George for over 30 years.  He became President of I.W.A. Local 1-424 in 1983, a position that he still holds today.  Frank has been active in the community.  His role as City Councilor has given him a greater opportunity to work with people for the betterment of our community.  Frank and his wife Kathy have 4 sons, 3 of which live in Prince George, and 5 grandchildren.  

Contact  Frank:

by phone at  250.960.9809  or by email at feverittpg@gmail.com

Councillor Garth Frizzell
  Council Activities

City of Prince George

  • Councillor
  • Member, Beyond Homelessness

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

  • Elected Board member, Elected Chair, BC Caucus: 2011-12
  • Executive Committee Member
  • Committee Member - Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Committee Member - FCM International
  • Committee Member - Rural Forum
  • Committee Member - Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government
Background

Garth and his wife Sue have three young children who are just starting school, learning soccer, judo and swimming.  Garth speaks English and French, and enjoys public speaking, fireworks (Level I Supervisors Ticket) all skiing, karate, cycling, swimming, and spending time with his family.

Garth has a Master's degree in International Studies from UNBC. His technology management business, Terra Cognita Software Systems, continues to expand as an award-winning software company. Terra Cognita is located inside the Two Rivers Business Centre on Third Avenue in downtown Prince George, which is a coworking facility founded by Garth and his wife Sue.

Volunteer Work

Among his many volunteer activities, Garth was a past director of the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (2008-2010). He was president of the Prince George Society for the Employment of People with Disabilities (Employment Action) (2008-2009) president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (2007-08), and sat on the BC Chamber of Commerce Policy Review Panel (2008, 2009). He is currently a member of the BC Small Business Roundtable, which advises the Minister of Small Business (2008-2011).

Contact Garth:

by email at garthfrizzell@gmail.com
by phone at: (250) 613-2363
in person at: 1272 Third. Ave

Councillor Lyn Hall

 

Background

Lyn has been a resident of Prince George for 27 years; he has been very active in the community since moving to Prince George in 1985. He entered municipal politics when he ran in a School Board by-election in 2001 where he won a seat as a School Trustee and served on the Board for ten years, holding various positions during his tenure. Lyn and his wife are parents of twin daughters who are currently attending UNBC and playing soccer for the UNBC Timberwolves.

 Lyn’s involvement in the community includes:

  • City Council Representative
  • 100th Year Celebration Committee Member
  • 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society Member
  • Chair, Vice-Chair, Trustee in School District #57 (Prince George) Board of Education for ten years
  • Chair, Management & Finance Committee for School District #57
  • Co-Chair, 2001 BC Special Olympic Summer Games in Prince George
  • Member, Leisure Services Commission, Prince George
  • Director, Prince George Region Development Corporation
  • Member, Aquatic Centre Building Committee, City of Prince George
  • Chair, Prince George Child Development Centre
  • President, Prince George Ringette Association
  • Soccer & Ringette Coach

Since being elected to Council in November 2011, Lyn also sits on the City’s Finance and Audit Committee, alternate Director on the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

 

Lyn can be contacted at councillorlhallpg@gmail.com or by phone at 250.612.1539

 

Councillor Albert Koehler

 

Background

Albert Koehler graduated as an Engineer, B.Sc. Agricultural and Forestry Machinery in Cologne, Germany. He received his M.Sc. and his Doctoral degree from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. Albert has received many awards and honors including the Community Service Award by the Professional Engineers Association for substantial and continuing contributions to the well being of the Prince George community. He also received the Business Excellence Award from the Federal Business Development Bank for three consecutive years. He is an author of 40 publications with half of them being scientific in nature. He is the Honorary Consul of Germany for all of Northern BC. Albert is the Founder and President of Tribotec International Ltd., A&A Tools Inc., Maintenance Technology and the Training Institute of Canada Inc.

Albert served on the following boards since immigrating to Canada 26 years ago:

  • President of the Northern Technology & Engineering Society of BC (2010-present)
  • Board member of Community Futures, Fraser Fort George (2010-present)
  • Member of the Barkerville Heritage Trust Advisory Committee (2010-present)
  • Board member of the Prince George Symphony (2009-present)
  • Member of the UNBC Engineering Advisory Council (2009-2010)
  • Member of the CNC Engineering Steering Committee (2009-2010)
  • Board Member and member of the Executive of Resources North Association (2008-2010)
  • Chair of ATEEC (Applied Technical and Engineering Education Consortium) (2008-2010)
  • President of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (2008-2009)
  • Vice President of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (2007-2008)
  • Director of the Yellowhead Rotary Club of Prince George (2006-2011)
  • Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany (2005-present)
  • Member of the UBC and UNBC Board of Studies (2002-2007
  • Chair of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Prince George Chapter (2002-2003)
  • Director of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (1999, 2001, 2003)
  • Chair of the Society of Tribologists, Vancouver Chapter (1991-1992)
  • Vice President of the German Canadian Congress, Canada (1991-1992)
  • President of the German Canadian Congress, British Columbia (1990-1991)
  • Board member of the German Cultural Center Foundation, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Director of the German Canadian Congress, British Columbia (1995-1990)

Honors and Awards:

  • Resources North Association: Award for dedication and excellent Service to the Resources
  • Immigrant Multicultural Services Society: Community Service Award for outstanding service to the community
  • APEEG, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists: Community Service Award, Recognizing outstanding service to the betterment of the Prince George Community
  • Rotary Clubs of Canada: Service Award for Professional Excellence
  • Federal Business Development Bank: Business Excellence Award (1995, 1992, 1991)
  • Society of Tribologists, Vancouver Chapter: Outstanding Service Award for Service as Chapter Chair
  • National Research Council of Canada: Award in Recognition and Appreciation of Distinguished Service
  • Technical University of Aachen: Borcher's Plaque (highest recognition in its class) for "Outstanding Achievements in Research"

Contact Albert:

by phone at 250.563.6556 or by email at akoehler@telus.net

 

Councillor Murry Krause

   Past
  •        Intercultural Committee, City of Prince George, Chairperson
  •        UNBC Research Ethics Committee
  •        United Way of Prince George and District, Executive Director
  •        City Councillor, City of Prince George 1996 - present
  •        Prince George Community Planning Council, Chair of founding Board of Directors
  •        Prince George Community Foundation, Chair of founding Board of Directors
  •        Hate Activities Task Force, City of Prince George, Chairperson
  •        College of New Caledonia, Chairperson of Board of Governors
  •        Health Canada, Community Action Plan for Children, Committee Member
  •        Health Match BC - Advisory Committee Chairperson
  •        Prince George Citizen's Health Group - Co-Chair
  •        Community Advisory Committee to the Regional Health Board - Chairperson
  •        (National) Voluntary Sector Initiative - Awareness Table, Committee Member
  •        (Provincial) Remote and Rural Aboriginal Health Strategy, Committee Member
  Current
  •        Executive of the North Central Municipal Association
  •        Vice-Chair of the Barkerville Heritage Trust
  •        Central Interior Native Health Society, Executive Director
  •        Communities Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth, Chairperson
  •        Grief and Loss Support Centre - Advisory Committee
  •        City Councillor, City of Prince George

Awards and Citations

  •        Governor General of Canada - The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada - for Service to Community, Compatriots and Canada 1867 - 1992
  •        Queens Golden Jubilee Medal - Awarded 2002
  •        Prince George Native Friendship Centre - Community Leadership - Awarded December 1999
  •        Prince George Violence Against Women in Relationships Committee - Certificate of Appreciation - Awarded April 1999
  •        Prince George's Citizen of the Year for 2000/2001

Murry can be contacted by email at: murry.krause@cinhs.org or through his website at: http://www.murrykrause.ca.

Councillor Brian Skakun

  Personal

Brian Skakun was elected to City Council in November, 2002 for his first term as Councillor. Brian has lived in Prince George for 42 years. He has spent his working career in the forest industry and is presently employed at Intercon Pulp as a Power Engineer. Brian spends a great deal of time out in the community helping groups and individuals address their local issues.

As a City Councillor, Brian feels it is important to not only represent the interests of the municipality but to also ensure his constituents interests are looked after. Brian feels he has a strong reputation for standing up for what is right and looks forward to serving the people of Prince George during his third term as a City Councillor.

Past

  •        Community Advisory Committee
  •        President local SPCA
  •        Co-Chair PG Pulp and Paper Safety Committee
  •        Prince George Toastmasters

Present

  •        Seniors Advocate
  •        RCMP Building Review Working Group Committee
  •        Governance Review Committee
  •        Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
  •        Alternate Director Regional District of Fraser Fort George Member BC SPCA
  •        Member BC Waste Water Association
  •        Recipient: 2012 Golden Whistle Award (Ottawa, March 12, 2012)

Brian can be contacted via:email:bskakun@telus.net phone:(250) 964-CITY (2489)

 Councillor Cameron Stolz

 

Background

Cameron grew up in Prince George and is proud to be raising his three young children here.  He has been a small business owner for over twenty-two years, operating his company - Great White Toys, Comics & Games.

Cameron is passionate about making a difference in his community, and is a proud member of Council for the City of Prince George. Cameron has tackled issues such as removing unsafe and unsightly buildings from our downtown, championing the need to improve our roads, and the need to invest in our water and sewer infrastructure.  

 Current work

  • Councillor, City of Prince George 
  • Member, Finance and Audit Committee
  • Member, Select Committee on a Core Services Review
  • Director, Regional District of Fraser Fort George
  • Member, FCM/Railway Association of Canada Proximity Issues

Past work

  • Trustee, Prince George Public Library
  • Chair, Governance Review Committee
  • Member, Downtown Partnership (Taskforce for a Better Downtown)
  • Member, Federation of Canadian Municipalities Committees:
       - Finance and Inter-Governmental Arrangements
       - Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation

Cameron can be contacted via:

email: Cameron@CameronStolz.ca
web: www.cameronstolz.ca
phone: 250-640-5299

Councillor Dave Wilbur

 

Background

Dave has a passion for improving and building our community's future. Linda (an elementary school teacher) and he have raised 3 children in Prince George and are enthusiastic grandparents.

Dave has worked as a lawyer in downtown Prince George for over 30 years.

He has dedicated his volunteer time to such not for profit organizations as:

  • 6 years on the Prince George Airport Authority;
  • chair of the provincial Community Futures Development Association;
  • chair of the Fraser Fort George Community Futures Development Corporation;
  • 7 years on Hospice Prince George Board, and
    a director on Progress Prince George.

Local Government Work      

Councillor on Prince George Council:

  • past Chair of Policy Advisory Committee
  • Council’s Appointee on Prince George Library Board
  • past Co-Chair of 2010 Torch Relay Committee
  • Member on the RCMP Building Project Review Task Force

Regional District Director:

  • Vice Chair of Regional District
  • Chair of 911 Committee
  • past Acting Chair of Regional District Hospital Board

North Central Local Government  Association:

  • Director At Large (Executive)
  • member Resolutions Committee

In 2002 he was the recipient of the prestigious Don McMillan Award. This award recognizes outstanding contribution to rural community economic development.

He was elected to city council for the first time in 2008 and is honoured to also serve as a Director on the Regional District.

Dave can be reached at: councillordavewilbur@shaw.ca







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