Maple Ridge election 2014: Chelsa Meadus

For Maple Ridge council.

  • Nov. 13, 2014 2:00 p.m.

For Maple Ridge council

• Name: Chelsa Meadus.

• Residence: 13050, 240 Street, Maple Ridge.

• Occupation/education: Own a media company and contract neighbourhood development work (stopped working in this role Oct. 5, 2014 until results of election); Douglas College.

• Volunteer work: Cops for Cancer; Youth Centre Society; GETI fest; Golden Harvest; Black Box Cooking Contest; Salvation Army Kettle Drive; Home Show, Summer Games, Disability Games, Earth Day, Rivers Day, Communities In Bloom.

• Who do you support for mayor:  Whoever the people of Maple Ridge elect, I will fully support them in their role.


Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.

Answer: A career expanding private and public sectors. Experience in non-profit, parks and leisure services, neighbourhood development, research and programming, owned my own business. I’ve volunteered consistently a minimum of four hours a week for 18 years, giving me insight into a number of agencies and their operations.


Q: Who is funding your campaign?

A: I am funding the campaign.


Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?

A:  An actions, not words campaign. Demonstrated skills, opportunities and programs I would bring if elected – engagement with live-stream video and  surveys, programs, transparency, with donations listed. As a transformational leader with a proven track record, I lead by example.


Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?

A: More civic, citizen and meaningful youth engagement will foster ideas, energy, solutions and community. A place where new business and soft industry take root. An eco-tourist destination promoting our natural resources, farming and history. Developing sustainably and densifying in areas with existing assets.


Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?

A:  Engage our citizens through programs, open communication, feedback (stations though out city), increased access to public facilities and information.