Elevate Langley Assoc.

Council Candidate

Why Run for Council?

I believe the people of Langley have very real concerns that need to be heard and addressed.

In my youth mentorship programs, I provided a platform for youth to voice their concerns, needs and opinions. I learned the importance of listening and campaigned to have those needs met, questions answered and concerns addressed.

In my role as Director for the Cloverdale Country Fair, I took feedback from community members and stakeholders, and worked to create solutions that benefitted all sides. These skills enhance my ability to effectively advocate for your concerns and needs.

Council needs to work together with its people to ensure each community in Langley is fully supported. Public safety needs to be fully funded. We need to work with staff and developers to ensure permit times are within an acceptable range. We need to work further with developers to increase our green technology within new homes and retrofitting existing homes without passing the financial burden to potential or current homeowners.

We need a solid plan for the future that addresses and solves our current pain points and struggles with innovative solutions while planning for the growth in our population, the changing landscapes of our town, and the affects of climate change on our citizens.

I believe I can help create that for Langley and foster real, positive change for our citizens. I’m looking forward to bringing my skills and experience to make positive change in our community and I believe my varied experiences and diverse community networks will make me a strong voice on the Township of Langley council.”

About Sierra

Sierra Pilcher is a small business consultant with a well-established Langley company. She utilizes her background in engineering, software programming, user experience design (UX) and business technology management to streamline and improve processes. She enjoys working with her clients to solve complex problems through strategic planning and innovative solutions.

Sierra specializes in process improvement, through to effective implementation. Sierra brings a real-world understanding of the challenges the Township of Langley faces as they maintain their commitment to “Expect Excellence.”

The challenges that were brought forward by the pandemic and then added to by the following labour shortage are making it more and more difficult for the council and staff to maintain that high standard, especially in the engineering and building departments where the current service backlog is unsustainable and is adding to the cost of housing.

Pilcher can be counted on to provide innovative and effective solutions that help the Township staff consistently achieve their goal of delivering excellent customer service.

The Township’s many recreational opportunities hold a special place in her heart. As a child, she learned to ride horses at the stables near the Campbell Valley regional park and practiced synchronized swimming at the Walnut Grove pool.
We don’t have to sacrifice a
strong economy for a healthy environment.

– Dennis Weaver

We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.

– Dennis Weaver

Sierra started playing piano at age 4 and taught piano and musical theory throughout her teens. She is also a singer and self-taught guitar, ukulele, bass and harmonica player. Pilcher has performed at numerous charity events and halftime shows, including singing the national anthems for local events such as Surrey Eagles hockey games and the Cloverdale Rodeo.

Sierra volunteered for nearly a decade at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair as the Country Fair Chairperson, Ambassadors Chairperson, and served on the Board of Directors for three years. Putting together a community event of this significance gave Sierra vital experience in listening to community feedback and bringing people together to create solutions that benefit all sides.

As Miss Teen Surrey-World, a Miss Teen Canada-World finalist, a Miss BC finalist, and a TV and radio host, Sierra helped bring attention to important issues facing the community. Over the years, she created and implemented youth empowerment and mentorship programs, held anti-bullying and positive self-image seminars, volunteered and organized countless charitable fundraisers. Her mentorship program gave youth the opportunity to voice their needs and concerns and she then advocated for those needs to be met. These experiences taught her the importance of bringing community together to overcome challenges.

Sierra’s multicultural background gives her a better understanding and appreciation for varied viewpoints, cultural values and opinions.

She has been nominated for awards including the Loran Community Leadership, Seva Award, and CCPA Power of Youth Leadership awards.

She is excited and grateful for the opportunity to run with Rich Coleman and the Elevate Langley team and help make a difference in Langley.

As your councillor, Sierra looks forward to bringing her skills and experience to foster real change in the community. Her varied experiences and diverse community networks will make her a strong voice on the Township of Langley council.

On October 15th