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Barb Martens

Candidate for Langley - Walnut Grove

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ELECTION DAY
June 24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Note: on Election Day, voting at the district electoral office is available until 4 p.m.

ELECTION DAY LOCATIONS

  • Britannia Comm Centre – Gym C 1661 Napier St, Vancouver
  • Charles Dickens Elem School  – 1010 E 17th Ave, Vancouver
  • Grandview Elem School – 2055 Woodland Dr, Vancouver
  • International Village Mall – 88 W Pender St, Vancouver
  • Kivan Club (BGC South Coast BC) – 2-2875 St George St, Vancouver
  • Mt. Pleasant Elem School – 2300 Guelph St, Vancouver
  • Queen Alexandra Elem School – 1300 E Broadway, Vancouver
  • RayCam Co-operative Centre – Gym 920 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Strathcona Comm Centre – 601 Keefer St, Vancouver
  • District Electoral Office – #615 369 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver

Get to Know Barb Martens

Barb Martens, a first-term Councillor in the Township of Langley, clinched the top spot in the 2022 Civic election. Since her election, Barb has played pivotal roles at the Metro Vancouver Regional District as the First Director Alternate, contributing to the MV Parks Committee, Housing Committee, and the George Massey Crossing Task Force. Her commitment extends to the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board, E-Comm Board of Directors, Tourism Langley Board, Gateway of Hope Community Council, Langley Supportive Housing Project CAC, TOL Heritage Advisory Committee (Co-Chair), TOL Standing Committee on Police Priorities and Initiatives (Chair), and active participation in the Langley Housing and Homelessness Action Table.

A resident of Walnut Grove in North Langley for three decades, Barb has raised her family there. She holds a BA in psychology and education from Trinity Western University, along with certificates in Police Studies from the Justice Institute of BC and “THRIVE: Women and Leadership” from Royal Roads University.

With an impressive 29-year career in public service, Barb spent nine years with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, where she played a key role in launching the “Early Detection and Prevention Program.” Subsequently, she dedicated 20 years to the Vancouver Police Department, serving as a sworn police officer. Her roles encompassed patrol, neighbourhood policing, crime analysis, long-term acting sergeant in crime control, and field trainer to police recruits. Notably, she served as the VPD liaison officer to various housing models, fostering connections with operators, staff, residents, the surrounding community, and building relationships with Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens.

Barb’s contributions have earned her two Vancouver Police Chief commendations and the distinction of being the only two-time recipient of the BC Borstal Association’s awards for her extensive work with homelessness and various housing models, as well as her impactful involvement with the Vancouver hotel community.

In addition to her public service, Barb is a founding member of BC Women in Law Enforcement, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening, uniting, and promoting women in law enforcement across the province of B.C.

“Now is the time to stand together and make sure all British Columbians feel safe and heard. Families are struggling with the soaring cost-of-living, a crumbling health-care system, and declining public safety. Langley-Walnut Grove deserves a strong voice committed to bringing the concerns of our neighbours, families, and friends to the BC Legislature. I know a government, under the leadership of Kevin Falcon, will fix British Columbia.” 
— Barb Martens, BC United Candidate for Langley – Walnut Grove

“Communities like Langley are facing unprecedented challenges like health care, affordability, and deteriorating public safety. A candidate like Barb Martens, we will strengthen our ability to deliver real results. Together, we will fix the challenges facing Langley and British Columbia.”
— Kevin Falcon, Leader of BC United

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