Our Abbotsford City Councillors
Sandy Blue is a seasoned leader with a track record of exceptional performance across an eclectic array of blue chip companies, community organizations & not for profit boards; my unique blend of qualifications, expertise & accomplishments bring a fresh perspective to senior leadership teams. Known as a savvy business strategist, accomplished communicator, skilled negotiator and builder of high performance teams, I balance diplomacy and candor with a straightforward, can-do approach, attention to detail, high energy and practical optimism to achieve results.
Kelly Chahal is a community activist for the past 20 years, being involved in many social justice projects and continues to volunteer with Canuck Place, The Fraser Valley Indo Canadian Business Association, is currently a member of Senate with the University of the Fraser Valley, an ex-officio member of the UFV Alumni Board, and Advisory Board member for the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies. Kelly has developed and facilitated diversity training for various employment sectors and educational institutions in her quest to promote intercultural relations. Her experience and service have resulted in numerous service awards and acclamations. Kelly has her Master’s in Criminal Justice and works for the Ministry of Justice. Having raised her son and daughter in Abbotsford, she is honored to serve her community.
Brenda Falk is a farmer, entrepreneur, and business woman. Owner of Tanglebank Gardens since 1996 and Brambles Bistro since 2012, Brenda has lived in Abbotsford since 1973. Active in the community, Brenda sits on the Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Mayors Task Force on Economic Development, a Member of the CFIB, co-creator of the Regional Circle Farm Tour and creator of the Passport to Christmas. Brenda is also a past member of the BC Nursery and Landscape Association. She has been married to Arnold Falk for nearly 30 years and is the proud Mother of 4 adult children and Grandmother to 3 beautiful granddaughters.
Ross Siemens was born and raised in Abbotsford. He had the privilege of serving on the District of Abbotsford council for two terms (1986 to 1990) and was a founding member of the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association. Ross left politics to work with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Hong Kong. Along the way he had the opportunity to work with Teen Challenge in Macau and taught English at Shenzhen University in China for a semester. Upon returning to Canada he eventually purchased his family’s business, Hub Motor Service (Siemens Garage Ltd.), from his father. This automotive repair shop was started by Ross’s grandfather in 1954. He has served on the Abbotsford Community Services Board of Directors for the past six years and also serves on the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. He has attended Fraser Valley College and Trinity Western University.