Lois E. Jackson has served Delta as Mayor and Police Board Chair since 1999 and previously as a Councillor when she was the first woman elected to that position in 1973. Previously, Mayor Jackson served as Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors from 2006 to 2011 and chaired Metro’s Regional Committee on Policing Issues.
Mayor Jackson has received much recognition over the years, including a 25-year public service award from the Union of BC Municipalities, Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals for outstanding community service, the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Clubs of Ladner and North Delta, and an Award of Excellence by the BC Emergency Preparedness Conference for demonstrated leadership at the local and regional government level in supporting emergency management.
Mayor Jackson’s civic leadership includes collaborating with all levels of government on key projects and initiatives to help build a safe and economically vibrant community.
Mayor Jackson is particularly proud of her vital role in bringing four levels of government together in 2004 to purchase Burns Bog and preserve it as an Ecological Conservancy Area.
A long-time resident of North Delta, Mayor Jackson enjoys canoeing, fishing, gardening and spending time with friends and family.
Hari Aroon has had a progressive senior management career working with large food processors in Canada heading Marketing and Sales Departments. With his various appointments, Hari has lived in Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
Hari was the School Captain of his boarding school and college Student Secretary in India where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree. During his school and university days, Hari not only had the rare distinction of being selected to represent the Air Cadets-NCC, for two different Indian States at India’s prestigious Republic Day Parade, he was also selected the best cadet in India.
Soon after his arrival in Toronto in 1973, Hari became involved with various community organizations. He formed the youth group for the Indian Immigrant Aid Services (IIAS) and later served on the IIAS board for a number of years. He was actively involved in Toronto’s Metro Caravan in various capacities and also served on the board. Hari volunteered with the Attorney General, Premier of Ontario and Canada’s first Race Relations Commissioner to promote multiculturalism. Hari received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Ryerson University.
In 1991, Hari moved to Delta with his wife, Jini and two children. He has served on the Delta Parks Board and volunteered at the Ladner Community Police Station.
Peter Buxton, Q.C. was born in Hamilton, Ontario and migrated west, living four years in Jasper, Alberta and eventually settling in Vancouver where he attended the University of British Columbia and obtained his Bachelor of Arts and law degrees.
Peter has practiced law in British Columbia since 1981 in several different areas of the law. He is a trial lawyer and regularly appears on behalf of his clients in the Supreme Court of B.C. He was appointed Queens’ Counsel in 2015.
Peter and his wife have lived in North Delta for more than 30 years and their three sons continue to live in the Lower Mainland. Peter is a lifelong avid skier and photographer.
Aside from the law, Peter is a past Director of Baseball Canada and a past President of Baseball B.C., B.C. Minor Baseball and North Delta Baseball. He was a Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture Commissioner from 2004 to 2017 and as well as serving on the Police Board in Delta B.C., he is a member of the Fraser Health Region Patient Care Quality Review Board.
Peter is honoured to serve on the Police Board and he brings with him a commitment to public service and a long time professional interest in the justice system and the quality of life in Delta and British Columbia.
Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, P.C., Q.C. served as the Minister of National Revenue, member of the Federal Treasury Board, and member of the Economic Prosperity Cabinet Committee. Previously, she served as Associate Minister of National Defence, member of the Foreign Affairs and Security Cabinet Committee, member of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Ministerial Committee, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. She was elected as Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East in May 2011, having left her law practice and five year tenure as an Administrative Law Judge with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to serve in Canada’s Parliament.
Prior to her time in government, Ms. Findlay was an ardent Civil Litigator with a General Corporate and Civil Litigation practice. Ms. Findlay has appeared in all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999 after 20 years of private practice, a year after serving as BC Branch President of the Canadian Bar Association. Her additional roles within the CBA include National Constitutional Law Section Chair, Vice-Chair of the National Sections Council, and her crowning achievement as Founding Chair of both the National and BC Women Lawyers Forums.
Kerry-Lynne graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor, followed by Advanced Negotiation and Constitutional Law studies at Harvard Law School, and further training in Mediation, Professional Coaching and Collaborative Law. She has practiced as a Partner in two successive mid-sized Vancouver law firms, and as a sole practitioner.
She has been widely recognized over the course of her career, receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Cecilia I. Johnstone Award, and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, among other accolades.
Angela Kaiser, B. Comm, CPA, CGA, CFP, ICD.D grew up in Vancouver and spent five years working as a musician before obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UBC followed by the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations. In 2010, she obtained the ICD.D (Institute of Corporate Directors) designation to enhance her governance knowledge while serving on community Boards. She has operated a public practice accounting firm in North Delta since 1998 that focuses on the financial, tax and accounting needs of individuals and small business corporations.
Angela and her husband, Eddie, raised their four daughters in North Delta where she was actively involved in the school and church community. She continues to be involved in leadership roles within the BC Credit Union system where she has served as Chair of Prospera Credit Union from 2010 – 2015, Chair of Stabilization Central Credit Union from 2011 – 2016 and sits as a Director of Central 1. Because of her strong beliefs in the value of the co-operative economic model she also volunteers on the Board of BC Co-operative Association.
As a believer of lifelong learning, she regularly facilitates for Junior Achievement of British Columbia presenting workshops on financial literacy to youth. She also shares her passion for music by directing young children in piano ensemble performances and manages the family music studio in North Delta. On a personal note, she can be found sharing her passion for cycling, snow shoeing and hiking the Grouse Grind with her husband and ensures that there is always room for family time with her girls.
Pip Steele and his wife Lana have lived in Boundary Bay for 30 years, although his family first rented summer cabins in the Bay starting in 1951. Both their daughters were born, raised and educated in South Delta before venturing forth.
Pip graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1969, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and is currently a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. Previously he was a Corporate Officer of a mini conglomerate, Chairman/President of a CDIC insured Trust/Loan Company and for the last 29 years a shareholder in an insurance brokerage firm. He has been a member of the Vancouver Estate Planning Council for 23 years.
Locally, Pip was a member of the Boundary Bay Seawall Committee, has coached and served as a Board Member of the Tsawwassen Soccer Club, and has been a valued member of the Standing Committee on Finance for Delta for the past 12 years.
Recreationally he enjoys golf as a member of Point Grey Golf Club since 1960 and is an avid hockey fan being a Vancouver Giants season ticket holder from day one.