Sharon Gaetz

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Sharon Gaetz
Mayor of Chilliwack, British Columbia
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Preceded byClint Hames
Personal details
CitizenshipCanada
NationalityCanadian
ResidenceChilliwack
OccupationPolitician
Former pastor
ReligionChristianity
 
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Sharon Gaetz
Mayor of Chilliwack, British Columbia
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Preceded byClint Hames
Personal details
CitizenshipCanada
NationalityCanadian
ResidenceChilliwack
OccupationPolitician
Former pastor
ReligionChristianity

Sharon Gaetz is the mayor of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.[1] She is also the board chair for the Fraser Valley Regional District.[2] Before retiring, she was a pastor.[3] In 2007, Gaetz, as a Chilliwack City Councillor, presented information about cannabis cultivation to Chilliwack's social issues advisory committee.[4] Also that year, she supported the densification of the city through the construction of an apartment building containing 71 units.[5] She was elected mayor during the 2008 British Columbia municipal elections.[6] She was the first woman to attain the position.[7] Before the election, she was in charge of the city's advisory committee on public safety.[8] She had also served as acting mayor prior to being elected.[9]

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  1. ^ Paul J. Henderson (July 2, 2013). "Debate over debris a burning issue". Abbotsford Times. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Paul J. Henderson (June 27, 2013). "'Heated' debate at FVRD meeting". Chilliwack Times. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jennifer Feinberg (June 27, 2013). "Loss of Minter Gardens lamented by Chilliwack leaders". Chilliwack Progress. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Social forum exams solutions". Chilliwack Times. November 16, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Denser, but at what cost?". Chilliwack Times. November 16, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gaetz Chilliwack's new first lady". The Province. November 16, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chilliwack elects first female mayor". The Vancouver Sun. November 16, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "City did little to stem flood of crime". Chilliwack Times. August 8, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tax rate will climb almost four per cent". Chilliwack Times. April 29, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2013.