What We Stand For

AbbotsfordFIRST is a team of leaders working together for positive change. The type of positive change it will take for Abbotsford to be the best that we can be. A city that is a desired location for businesses and families alike. A city that is looked to as a model of good government. A place where our innovative and collaborative approach sets the stage for a vibrant local economy while respecting our citizens and the environment!

In 2014 we made history when we introduced the first-ever municipal ‘slate’ of councillors in the history of Abbotsford and four of our candidates were elected to serve on the Abbotsford council. In 2018, the city of Abbotsford re-elected and reaffirmed our mandate and our vision for the future of Abbotsford.

The AbbotsfordFIRST platform - Leadership. Accountability. Respect. - continues to guide us as an organization and is solidly reflected in the ‘Four Cornerstones’ governance model adopted by Abbotsford City Council. The 4 cornerstones - Vibrant Economy, Complete Community, Fiscal Discipline & Organizational Alignment guide the City in achieving its stated vision as the ‘Economic and Cultural HUB of the Fraser Valley’.

You’ve told us you like what we’ve done so far, and with your ongoing support, our councillors will continue to build on the positive change we’ve achieved.