Cultus Lake Park Board: Darcy Bauer

Cultus Lake Park Board: Bauer, Darcy – Park Board director candidate: Bauer advocates team work for responsible growth

Cultus Lake resident Darcy Bauer is running for Cultus Lake Park Board.

He moved to Chilliwack 32 years ago after graduating from the University of Waterloo’s Optometry program in 1982. Optometrist and partner at Pacific Eye Doctors and Fyi Doctors Canada, Darcy is an active member in the community, serving as a corporate sponsor for many community events, clubs and societies. He was a member of the Chilliwack Rotary Club from 1995-2010, coached minor hockey and youth soccer for several years, and is a current member of the Cultus Lake Future Planning committee.

As Cultus Lake Commissioner, Darcy’s goal is to protect and improve the health of Cultus Lake by adopting an official community plan that addresses responsible growth. This includes:

– Working with the Fraser Valley Regional District to rectify the lake’s aging infrastructure

– Improving relationships between the community and commercial lease holders

– Working to update the Cultus Lake Park Act and standardize building bylaws

-Supporting the Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Society and the Fraser Basin Council as they develop a Lake Management Plan to control milfoil in our lake.

– Bringing team work , leadership and harmony to the board to help facilitate these changes

A Cultus Lake resident for a total of 8 years, Darcy enjoys participating in many of the park’s recreational activities including boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, golfing, and tennis.

He is married to Maxine, a paediatric emergency nurse at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, and has two adult children, Alyssa and Ryan.