"Committed to community building in Saanich."

 

Paul Gerrard - Endorsements
Saanich Councillor

Phone Number:  250-386-2745
E-mail Address:  phgerrard@shaw.ca

 

  • "As Chair of the Capital Region Housing Corporation, I have had the pleasure of working with Paul Gerrard for the past two years as a fellow member of our Board of Directors.

    I have come to rely on Paul for his dedicated and level-headed support as a strong advocate of affordable and appropriate housing in the Capital Region.

    Paul's service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Capital Region Housing Corporation is complemented by his extensive community service in Saanich."

    David Ganong. Chair - Capital Region Housing Corporation.

     

    "I have known Paul Gerrard for nearly ten years. Within that time, Herbert H. Kwan Architect has taken a number of projects through the Gorge Tillicum Community Association, where Paul has been the president.

    Paul has always maintained a high level of professionalism and impartiality in his role as the GTCA's liaison with the design and development community.

    His many years of tireless work at the grass roots level to make not only the Gorge Tillicum area, but Saanich in general, a more liveable and vibrant community certainly qualifies him to be an excellent candidate for Saanich Council."

    Herbert H. Kwan. - Architect.

     

    "Paul Gerrard has extensive experience as a business owner and community leader, and is a valuable member on Saanich Council."

    Frank Leonard, Mayor of Saanich

     

    “Paul Gerrard has been a board member of Saanich Neighbourhood Place since 2003. His long-term commitment, as well as his obvious passion and dedication to his community, are evident in all that he does. Paul has an incredible municipal and regional perspective that the board finds invaluable and insightful.”

    Jennifer Hawes, Board Chair - Saanich Neighbourhood Place.

     

    “Housing accessibility and affordability in British Columbia’s Capital Region requires total community involvement. Although I work at the Victoria Real Estate Board in a government relations capacity, I also sit on a number of community committees that address housing issues and from that vantage point can say without reservation that Paul Gerrard “gets it!” and that he has been a true leader in bringing communities and local government together to address our common housing challenges.”

    Jim Bennett, Government Relations Co-ordinator - Victoria Real Estate Board

     

    “Paul was well-informed and thoughtful in his participation in the decisions of the Greater Victoria Public Library Board in the two year period when I was the Chair. His vision, commitment and energy did much to make possible the new Saanich Centennial Library. His contribution was made in his role as Chair of the GVPL Planning Committee and as President of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association.

    We need such people of independent mind and breadth of experience on the new Saanich Council.”

    John Barton, Chair of Greater Victoria Public Library Board 2004 – 2005.

     

    “Paul’s passion and dedication to his community has always been very evident. He sets his course and sticks to it.”

    Franca La Bella, Chair – Saanich Community Association Network ( SCAN )

     

    “I have seen the passion build in Paul with his work on various committees, but more so in his interest of a healthier and better community.

    We will all benefit from his energy and positive approach to issues that will serve all levels of citizens in this municipality.”

    Herman Rebneris, Cottage Grove Ltd.

     

    “FoodRoots is dedicated to establishing a region-wide network of pocket markets to foster community building and to bring organic produce and processed foods from local and BC producers to local consumers.

    Thanks for your vision and leadership in arranging for a FoodRoots Pocket Market to be opened at Pearkes Recreation Centre (the first in Saanich). Your work with Pearkes management and your Community Association executive was instrumental in bringing the market to your community.”

    Lee Fuge, General Manager - FoodRoots Distributors Co-op.

     

    “I would like to offer my congratulations on winning the 2006 Ocean Construction Award, which recognizes outstanding contribution to our community. CHBA members have a strong tradition of volunteerism and giving back to the community, and this award recognizes your dedication to upholding that tradition.”

    Casey Edge, Executive Officer - Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Victoria.

     

    “I have worked with Paul on several community-based projects and found that his leadership, determination and ability to build consensus always brought about positive results. A person who cares deeply about his community, Paul will, I am sure, be a great addition to Saanich Council.”

    Howard Liptrot, Manager – Royal Bank, Shelbourne & McKenzie branch - Saanich.
    Past President, Burnside Gorge Community Association - Victoria.

     

    “In my business experience with Paul, I found him to be an informed, decisive and reliable man of action in business, as well as an effective communicator.”

    Greg Baynton, President – Vancouver Island Construction Association.

     

    “Having worked with Paul Gerrard in my capacity as Saanich Councillor and the MLA for Victoria-Hillside, I always found him very dedicated to his community. He is tireless in his commitment in making sure that Saanich is the best place to live. Not only is Paul a good corporate citizen through his very successful business, but he has always made it his priority to give countless hours of volunteer time to all the community projects he’s involved in.”

    Sheila Orr