Jeff Shields is running for a seat on Chilliwack City Council. (Submitted)

Accountant Jeff Shields announces run for city council

As a candidate, Shields said he believes in accountability and sheer hard work

Long-time Chilliwack resident Jeff Shields is announcing plans to run for Chilliwack City Council in the 2018 election.

“I was brought up in Chilliwack, I’ve raised my own family here and I will continue to live here for a very long time. I am very proud of our city and will not only bring a strong business background to the table but also the experience gained through many years of community involvement.

“Life is too short to be a spectator; you have to roll up your sleeves and get involved if you want to make a difference and contribute. I feel serving on Council is the best opportunity to truly contribute to this great city of ours,” he said.

Shields is passionate about Chilliwack.

As a chartered accountant for the past 25 years, he spent 18 years as the CFO (chief financial officer) for the Visscher Group of Companies. Prior to that, he spent a number of years in public practice.

Shields not only firmly believes in being fiscally responsible, he also maintains the need to work collaboratively and respectfully with local community leaders as well as all levels of government to ensure the continued livability and prosperity for Chilliwack.

He is both experienced and reliable but more importantly, he firmly believes in accountability and sheer hard work. His dedicated, no-nonsense work ethic is an approach which he has brought to his many community service efforts and it is this same approach that he intends to bring to Council.

His community service history includes: CEPCO Board of Directors (including Chair), Chilliwack Community Services board, Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Rotary Club (President – 2010/11), Big Brothers Board of Directors, CSS Hello-Goodbye Committee, Chilliwack Flight Fest (Treasurer) and Youth Soccer Coach

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