Rick Green’s Bio

Rick Green
 William Richard (Rick) Green
 Home 604 607-7338
 Cell 604 309-7795
 creeksidefarms@shaw.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Personal Status: Married to wife, Carol for fifty years, three grown children (all married), four grandchildren – three live in Langley and one in Abbotsford. Lived in Delta for thirty years, moved to Langley in 1997 to a 5 acre hobby farm where we raised and trained horses. We have since sold the farm and retired in Aldergrove.

Executive Summary: The following Curriculum Vitae outlines a broad base career in business, extensive community involvement as well as very extensive political activity.

  • 19 year food industry management career in the areas of buying, head buyer, product development, commodity tracking, intensive retail management training, retail merchandising and promotions manager.
  • 6½ years as Owner Operator of a successful Super Valu retail food operation in Tsawwassen, growing business from $4 million to over $7 million annually.
  • 6½ years as elected representative to retail owner operator association while owner of Super Valu.
  • 6½ years as elected representative to B.C. Food Industry Labor Relations Council representing over 90 Super Valu Supermarkets throughout British Columbia in labor contract negotiations.
  • 15 year career as food industry Promotions Manager, General Sales Manager and General Manager / Publisher for major magazine publisher.
  • 12 years of volunteer activity in N. Delta minor sport.
  • 10 years of municipal activity on the Delta Police Board, Delta Parks and Recreation Commission, Delta Boys and Girls Club, Director of Canuck Place, Delta Alderman, Mayor of the Township of Langley, a number of municipal committees, Metro Vancouver and Regional Directorships.
  • 10 years of B.C. Social Credit Party experience as Director, Vice President, President, candidate, campaign chair and convention Plenary Chairman.
  • 6 years as Financial Consultant with Investors Group
  • 5 years as Director of an Equine Association.
  • 4 years Chair of Canada’s largest Equine Reining Show.
  • 4 years Director of Phoenix Food and Drug Group Association (200 + members).
  • 4 years President, Phoenix Food and Drug Group Association
  • Elected Mayor of the Township of Langley Nov. 15th, 2008.

Professional History:

March 2003 – January 2009           Investors Group Financial Services

  • Consultant

June 1987 – Oct. 2002                Canada Wide Magazines &   Communications Ltd.

  • General Manager and originator of Grocer Today Magazine. Initiated, planned and managed the progress of B.C. Grocer Magazine from Sept. 87 through to Grocer Today Magazine of 1995 with division sales reaching over $1.2 million annually.
  • Wrote industry opinion column – GREEN GROCER.
  • As Food Industry Promotions Manager developed a variety of multi product promotions including the first all retail all product promotion in B.C.’s history. (B.C. promotion revenue $500,000.)

Feb. 1981 – May 1987            Delta Pacific Foods Ltd. (Super Valu #81 Tsawwassen)

  • Owner/Operator, President and Manager of Super Valu Tsawwassen. Developed retail business from historical loss of $100,000 + per year for 10 years prior to ownership and subsidized to free agent status and profitable within two years of takeover. Sales grew from $4.5 million to $7.5 million annually in 1987.
  • Elected to serve as chain representative on B.C. Food Industry Labor Relations Council. – 4 years (81 – 85)
  • Elected to serve for two years in a labor relations capacity for a large independent owner operator group of stores (87 stores) – (86 – 87)
  • Elected to serve 6 ½ years, industry advisory board for large independent owner operator group of stores.

Oct. 1962 – Jan. 1981             Kelly Douglas and Co. Ltd.

  • Promotions Manager B.C./Yukon Nov 79 thru Jan. 81.
  • Created, developed and maintained a competitive Super Valu institutional chain promotional program.
  • Created, planned, designed and implemented the Kelly Douglas Food Festival, the largest multi faceted retail promotion in B.C. and Canadian Retail history.
  • Successfully and profitably developed and managed all facets of the NO NAME generic program, including product sourcing, development, pricing, packaging, launching and competitive marketing.
  • Retail Merchandiser B.C./Yukon Nov. 78 thru 79. Developed and planned competitive retail advertising and multi product promotional programs for Super Valu stores.
  • Head Office Buyer B.C./Yukon Feb. 73 thru Oct.78
  • Responsible for the procurement of specific product categories at competitive prices and profitable margins that allow for a competitive advantage for retail customers at all times.
  • Responsible for the sourcing, costing and development of private and controlled label products at competitive prices and margins.
  • Responsible for the promotion, launch, product development and management of the NO NAME Generic program.
  • Retail Management Trainee Feb. 68 thru Jan. 73 – 5 year training program involving every facet of retail operations designed to develop corporate managers at culmination of program term.
  • Jnr. Buyer / Sales Oct. 62 thru Jan. 68. – Intense Buyer development training program involving every aspect of buying including product development, inventory management and commodity tracking.

Rick Green Personal / Municipal / Political History

  • 1978 – 80 Manager North Delta Minor Lacrosse
  • 1982 – Appointed member of the Delta Parks and Recreation Commission.
  • 1983 – 1984 – 1986  Appointed by Provincial Order in Council to the Delta Police Board. Total 4 years having to resign when elected Alderman.
  • 1987 – 1990  Elected Alderman Municipality of Delta.
    • Initiated and Chaired Toll Free Calling Task Force throughout the GVRD – start of long approval process. (achieved mid 90s)
    • Founding Director of the Fraser Valley University Society recognized by the Technical University of B.C. in Feb. 2001
    • This tenure featured the Spetifore/TDL development process and Public Hearings – The longest in Canadian history at 108 hours, all televised on local Cable TV. Development denied.
    • This tenure featured the Burns Bog application for Urban Designation and the Public Hearing process that lasted roughly 35 hours. Denied.
    • This tenure featured the Provincial Gov’t making Golf Courses a permitted use on agricultural land. 25 Golf Course applications received at the time. One application approved tied to extensive irrigation to open up farmland around Boundary Bay.
    • Limited Tax increases to cost of living annually.
    • Delta appointee Delta Hospital Board 1987/90
    • Delta appointee Surrey Memorial Hospital Board 1987/90
    • Delta appointee Delta Farmers Institute 1987/90
    • Delta appointee Delta Chamber of Commerce 1987/90
    • Delta appointee G.V.R.D. Labor Relations Bureau 1987/90
    • Delta appointee Delta Boys and Girls Club 1987/90
    • Elected Director Delta Boys and Girls Club 1990
    • Elected Vice President Delta Boys and Girls Club 1991
    • Appointed Director Fundraising Board Canuck Place 1995/96
    • Chaired Canuck Place Share the Cupboard Committee 1995/96
    • Director Pacific Reining Horse Association 1998/99/00/01/02/03
    • Superslide Show Chair 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
    • Director Phoenix Food & Drug Group 2003
    • Vice President Phoenix Food & Drug Group 2004
    • President, Phoenix Food and Drug Group 2005 / 06 / 07 / 08
  • Elected Mayor – Langley Township November 15th, 2008.
    • Stopped gravel mining in Browns Pit
    • Renewed Inter-Urban Rail Passenger Rights. (4 months before they were lost forever.)
    • Established and Chaired South of Fraser Community Rail Task Force
    • Successfully stopped Translink, Provincial Government and remaining funding partners from constructing the initial Mufford Cresc. Diversion plan. Forced a new and better plan.
    • New Responsible Water Management Plan
    • Initiated public process for expanded Noel Booth Park
    • New Core Aldergrove Community Plan
    • Initiated GVWD Water into Aldergrove and Gloucester
    • Repatriated landfill on ALR approval back to the Township of Langley
    • Fought to maintain Aldergrove Border Crossing for trucks.
    • Established Joint Langley Police Board Committee
    • Created Open and Transparent Township of Langley Property Inventory
    • Created and established the “Langley Healthier Community Partnership Council”.
    • Supported residents against 208th Street Truck Route approval.
    • Exposed the serious financial issues surrounding the Langley Events Center and prevented a worse settlement than what occurred.
    • Initiated the forming of the Walnut Grove and Aldergrove Business Associations.
    • Initiated a province wide scrap metal piece of legislation through UBCM.
    • Mayors monthly public forums.
    • Initiated Langley Agriculture Trust Foundation.
    • Re-activated the Langley Horse Federation.
    • Ex-officio member of all Langley Township Municipal Committees
    • Vice-Chair Metro Agriculture Committee
    • Member Metro Planning Committee
    • Member Metro Finance Committee
    • Member Metro Water Committee
    • Member Metro Mayor’s Committee
    • Alternate Municipal Finance Authority Director
  • Metro Vancouver Director
  • Translink Mayor’s Council member

Rick Green Provincial Political History

  • 1983 – Elected Director Delta Social Credit Constituency Association (2000 members)
  • 1985 – Elected Vice President Delta Social Credit (2000 members)
  • 1986 – Elected Delegate to BC Social Credit Leadership Convention – Whistler
  • 1986 – Appointed Chair of Delta Social Credit Nomination Convention
  • 1990 – Appointed Founding Chair Delta North Social Credit Constituency Assoc.
  • 1990 – Nominated Social Credit Candidate Delta North
  • 1991 – Re-nominated Social Credit Candidate Delta North
  • 1992 – Appointed Plenary Chairman for provincial Social Credit Convention. (Tradex Abbotsford 1,200 delegates)
  • 1992 – Chaired Salute to Free Enterprise Dinner 1,400 attendees raising $125,000.
  • 1993 – Co-Chaired Grace McCarthy Leadership Campaign
  • 1993 – Chaired Social Credit Central Campaign for two high profile by-elections,               Matsqui and Quilchena.

Interests:

  • Racquetball
  • Bike Riding
  • Horseback Riding (Own and train quarter horses)
  • 5 Acre Hobby Farm