Dave and his wife, Laurinda, moved to Hudson’s Hope in September of 1980 to accept a high school teaching position. Dave immediately fell in love with this small northern community and the lifestyle it has to offer. Dave and Laurinda have raised four children here, two of which are still living and working in Hudson’s Hope. Over the years Dave has been a very active member of the community as a coach, paramedic, fire fighter, and a member of the Community Hall Society.
My parents moved to Hudson’s Hope when I was just one year old, and both my brother and sister were born here. I graduated from Hudson’s Hope School in the summer of 2000, and set out to pursue an education in Biochemistry at UNBC. It was at UNBC that I met my wife, Nerissa Foster. After we married we moved back to Hudson’s Hope together and purchased our first home, a small trailer and lot, and made ends meet working in the community. I helped to operate a successful retail business with my good friend Ryan Herbison for some time, and Nerissa worked at a local restaurant first as a helper then eventually a short order cook. During this time I also began my career as an elected official, running in the regular election of 2002 and taking a seat as a town councilor.
When the opportunity arose to take on an apprenticeship with BC Hydro both my wife and I jumped at the opportunity, however it meant that I would have to leave the community that I grew up in once again – possibly for the long haul. My apprenticeship took me to Vernon BC, where my Daughter was born. As fate would have it, after I finished my apprenticeship as an area dispatcher a position in my trade happened to open up in Hudson’s Hope. During a Christmas visit in 2006 to see my family here I interviewed for the position, and in the blink of an eye found myself back in my home community.
Having been back in Hudson’s Hope now since 2007 my family has grown substantially. I now have four children, my three sons having all been born in the peace region. I have managed to run successfully for re-election to town council, serving continuously since my return to the Hudson’s Hope. I am involved in the Peace Region Internet Society, at present sitting in the seat of President, and have recently become a member of the Lions Club of Hudson’s Hope.
Kelly and his family moved to Hudson’s Hope in 1974, settling on Beryl Prairie. He has served on the boards of the Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair, RTS, and the Music Festival. Presently he is the Council Liaison for the Library and the Museum boards, as well as a member of the Parks and Recreation, and Tourism Committees. Councillor Miller lives and works in Hudson’s Hope, and his hobbies include gardening, music and the arts, as well as doing local charity work. Kelly has worked at the Hudson’s Hope Health Centre with Northern Health for the past 14 years. A proud native of B.C., Kelly is honoured for the opportunity to continue to serve his community.
Councillor Valerie Paice
Councillor Patricia Markin