A Manitoban by birth, Judy has lived in the lower mainland since she was five. She taught English and Phys Ed for 10 years in Richmond after graduating from UBC with a degree in Education. While bringing up her two children, she worked and volunteered as a broadcaster for Cable TV, a journalist and editor for a tourist publication called “Hey Taxi” and continues to actively volunteer in numerous organizations and clubs in Surrey. She has always been active in politics and has been an advocate and volunteer for many organizations.
Elected as a Councillor in the City of Surrey in 1983, Judy served for 25 years and has been on 40 or more committees as a member and/or chair in the City of Surrey, Metro Vancouver, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities or the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She is the recipient of the Women of the Year award presented by Surrey Business and Professional Women in the 1990’s and also received a National Award from the Federal Government for her work in Crime Prevention.
Judy presently serves on the Boards of the following organizations: Royal Canadian Theatre Company; Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce; Welcome Home Society; and the Canadian Federation of University Women. She is an active member of the Surrey Historical Society; a founding director of the newly formed Surrey Heritage Society; and an Honorary member of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society.
At the moment Judy is dabbling in acting, having played in cameo and lead roles in the Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s Annual Christmas Pantomimes.
Judy volunteers for the Heart and Stroke Walk each year. She is a capable speaker and is available to speak to organizations about many topics all of which she has had in depth involvement. She is also an energetic MC for events and meetings and as a North American winner of speech contests and a teacher of debate and public speaking, Judy will certainly entertain and inform you.