Announcing my Candidacy for Mayor of Abbotsford

By May 30, 2018issues

For Immediate Release

Pledges to Bring Community & Business Experience, Sound Judgment, and Fairness to Office

Abbotsford, British Columbia – Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Eric Nyvall of Abbotsford, Chartered Professional Account and owner of Nyvall & Associates , Director – Abbotsford Soccer Association, Chair of Fundraising – Mission/Matsqui Conservative Party and Children’s Volunteer – Northview Community Church, declares his candidacy for Mayor of Abbotsford today.

“I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Abbotsford. Through my experience as a CPA and involvement in all levels of politics in Canada, I have gained an understanding of the complexities of city government including its capabilities and limitations.

“In my candidacy, I see helpful and positive roles for the mayoralty.

“Most importantly, the primary role for the mayor should be to be an advocate for ALL people of the city.  There are many issues that will come before us in the next four years. They include basic items like our community plan and how we will develop our city as we grow…and how we will do that fairly. We also face facility and infrastructure challenges as we see demand for services and housing increase along with our population. In addition, we need to strengthen and diversify our community economic foundations to bring more jobs to Abbotsford.

“Second, the mayor should be a vital and active communications link between the people and the city. In my role as a long-time business owner, I’m constantly in touch with both citizens and business owners.  I understand their needs and desires.

“Third, as mayor, I can be a valued partner with the city staff, by taking advantage of my experience, skills and perspectives, gained from my 14 years of being self-employed and community activism.

“Fourth, my campaign will address the economic pocketbook issues that families stress about every day.  I will address the physical security concerns of many families that do not feel safe in their neighborhoods.  I will offer the most progressive and responsible environmental policy ever to be put forward at City Hall.  By championing these causes I will work for the residents of Abbotsford and make government work for them on an individual basis that will make their lives better.

“The issues before us continue to be balancing fiscal responsibility with sound judgment.  For example, Abbotsford is a place with many young families and it makes it tough to grow when nearly every minor sport is having to waitlist and turn away children because of a shortage of fields.  The Parks, Rec & Culture Master Plan has not sufficiently addressed this.

“I believe that the foundation of any thriving community should include education, the arts, shopping and recreation.  If we want to attract strong companies to the area with better jobs, we must work to enhance and expand these categories.

“I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens, and tackling challenges.”

For more information on Mr. Nyvall, please visit or contact him directly at:

Eric Nyvall

Telephone: 604.807.5479

Campaign Office:

Unit #102 – 2070 Sumas Way
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 2C7

Telephone: 604.756.0249

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