Retiring White Rock Mayor Catherine Ferguson has done her city – and her husband – proud

Unique perspective on mayoralty

Editor:

Many people in White Rock have met Mayor Catherine Ferguson.

Editor:

Many people in White Rock have met Mayor Catherine Ferguson.

She always takes time to talk to people and get to know them; at official events of course, but also on the street, at the park, at the farmers’ market, in restaurants and in the coffee shops. But there are things about Catherine that only her husband might be aware of.

The phone in our home starts ringing early in the morning, every morning, seven days a week, and often continues till late in the evening.

I remember one morning, during last summer’s water crisis, when the mayor was informed at 6:30 a.m. that a news crew was doing live reports at the reservoir. She was out of bed in a flash, put herself together and made it to the location in time for the 7 o’clock report. It was very important to her that the residents and businesses of White Rock, and our visitors, receive the most accurate and up-to-date information on how the situation was being handled.

Catherine has been absolutely dedicated and committed to her responsibilities as mayor. When important decisions were being made, her focus was on what was best for her city. And not just “the city” – she always thought of the residents, businesses and groups who actually make up of the community. In one notable case, she was very concerned about honouring the memory of the people who created our city and have built it into the lovely place we call home.

Not all of her decisions were popular with everyone, but they were all made with the strong convictions that she carried in her heart and her head about what was the right this to do for White Rock.

Catherine Ferguson has done an excellent job of being the face of our city for three years, representing the city on regional boards and liaising with senior governments.

Everybody in White Rock can be very proud that she has been our mayor – but no one is more proud than me.

Bob Davidson,White Rock

 

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