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Candidate bio: Rod Binder

Rod Binder is running for council under the Achieving for Delta banner
Rod Binder
Rod Binder (Achieving for Delta)

For over 30 years, Rod Binder has been living in Delta and giving back to the community where he and his wife raised their two, now adult, children.

Rod is running for council to continue his record of service to the community.

He has served as a director on corporate and numerous non-profit boards during the last 15 years. By appointment of Mayor and Council, Rod served on the North Delta Area Planning Committee, currently serves as vice-president of Deltassist, treasurer of the Delta Police Foundation, and as a Delta Parks, Rec and Culture Commissioner.

Professionally, Rod is a senior business development executive with more than 30 years of experience managing marketing and brand building programs for Fortune 500 companies all over North America.

Rod has engaged with many of Delta's residents and leaders. He has had an intimate exposure to Delta’s recreational, development and social fabric through his extensive experience with Delta organizations. This uniquely positions him to guide Delta’s priorities. Rod is running on a commitment to bring a thoughtful and intentional approach to addressing challenges with development, social service delivery and continued improvement of Delta’s Parks and Recreation infrastructure. As a long-time resident of Delta, he truly cares about the unique, and in so many ways, diverse community. He is eager to listen, guide and to be part of the future. He wants a community that is safe and vibrant which keeps young families and seniors in Delta.

In his spare time, Rod enjoys cycling, travelling, and taking on “his wife's” home improvement projects.

What are your election issues?

I have a deep understanding of Delta gained through many years of serving on several boards and committees in our community, including current positions on Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission, Deltassist, and the Delta Police Foundation.

My intimate exposure to Delta’s recreational, development and social fabric has made me well equipped to tackle the emerging challenges facing our municipality, along with the rest of the Achieving for Delta team.

Delta continues to be recognized as one of the safest communities in Canada. However, in the face of growing traffic, gang and drug concerns across the Lower Mainland, only Mayor George Harvie’s Achieving for Delta team has the proven experience to navigate these complex challenges and ensure Delta stays one of the safest places to live, work and raise a family.

The Achieving for Delta team launched our Public Safety Plan, which includes protecting the independence of our Delta Police Department, investing in safe roads, cycling and pedestrian connections, keeping the Delta Police School Liaison Program in place and continuing to advocate for mental health and addictions resources.

The Achieving for Delta team is running on a six-point platform focused on investing in parks and recreation infrastructure, keeping Delta safe, keeping taxes low, working to keep generations together in Delta, building a fair and inclusive community and taking real action on climate change and protecting our farmland. Learn more about our platform at achievingfordelta.ca/platform.

The Achieving for Delta team includes candidates with diverse perspectives and experience, who are all united by Mayor George Harvie’s vision to move Delta forward. The only way we can achieve our goals and deliver significant investments for Delta is with the entire Achieving for Delta team elected to council and school board.

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