Podcast 002 – My Resolutions – A Strong, Sustainable Future for Langley Township

Podcast 002 – My Resolutions – A Strong, Sustainable Future for Langley Township

Is your community important to you? If it is and you live the Township of Langley, you should meet Blair Whitmarsh. Many of you already know him as an active resident of the township for almost 30-years. This second podcast is an opportunity for you to learn more about what Blair set as priorities as he runs for the Township of Langley city council.

In this podcast, Blair discusses his five resolutions. These are values that he sees as important to the future of the Township of Langley.

Smart Development

Blair supports upholding the quality of life in the township while planning a thoughtful response to future growth. In this podcast, Blair shares his understanding of the diversity of the Township of Langley. He favors a plan that preserves the unique characteristics of the different communities in Langley and discusses some of the issues around population density. For Blair, by-laws should never be mindless rules but purposeful tools for social harmony. The future is coming and Blair wants Langley to be ready.

A Safe Place to Live

Blair explains what safety means to a community. It involves environmental concerns, overall security, and having the capacity to respond during an emergency. It’s a combination of preventing safety problems and being ready if the worst happens. It might not be as simple as you think. Listen to find out why.

Family Friendly

Have you ever considered how a strong economy can affect family life for the better? Blair explores the link between the economy and family togetherness. He also talks about how continuing to support quality education can benefit Langley families in more ways than you might think. Blair also believes that keeping and developing our parks and community centers is important for preserving Langley as a great place to raise a family.

Facilities for Playing and to Entertain

Blair discusses the need for sports and arts spaces, and how they can help make a great community into an even greater one. More state-of-the-art sports and arts centers can bring a great deal of fun and entertainment to the township. But they can also bring so much more to the region. Listen to this podcast to find out how.

Fiscal Responsibility

Sounds dull, doesn’t it? Money is always a hard but necessary subject. Blair explains his commitment to making sure the Township of Langley’s money is handled responsibly. This is perhaps the most basic job of local government. Blair will tell you how he is committed to working with the council so that they perform this duty skillfully.

In this Podcast

Blair Whitmarsh sits down with host, Erik Reynolds, to chat about his candidacy for the city council. Blair shares openly about:

  • His qualifications for a seat on the city council.
  • His vision and concerns for Langley in the face of inevitable growth.
  • The five priorities on which he wants to focus as a member of the council.

Take the next 20 minutes to learn about Blair and all that he can bring to the Township of Langley city council if elected. Grab a beverage, push the play button, sit back and enjoy this lively conversation. It will make your decision in November so much easier.

Please share your comments and questions in the comments area below. And if you want to find out more about Blair’s campaign, you connect with him on his Facebook Page.


Blair Whitmarsh arrived in Langley as a first year student at Trinity Western University some 30 years ago and fell in love with the township. He has lived with his wife, Lorraine, and three daughters, Karina, Jolayne, and Tana, who have also been active in the community for most of the time since. Since earning a PhD in sports psychology, Blair has had a distinguished career as a professor at Trinity since 1996 and has been the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Athletics since 2005. He helped in the design and development of the Langley Events Centre. Blair is a professional member of the Canadian Sports Psychology Association and has consulted with athletes and teams for more than 20 years. He is currently completing a MBA and will be awarded the degree in August 2014.

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