Fred Pattje


WHY I JOINED OurNanaimo: The Event Centre debacle made it very clear to me that this Council has no appetite for proper urban planning and the claim that this project would not result in tax increases or reduced services was enough for me to be in on the ground floor when it came to creating the referendum-connected NoVote2017, the precursor to OurNanaimo. While a Councillor, I served on the South Downtown Waterfront Initiative Committee and still consider this to be among the most progressive and visionary work to have ever come out of City Hall. Unfortunately it was ignored…….

EDUCATION: Studied General Arts and Science at McMaster University.

EXPERIENCE: Employed for 36 years with Canadian Pacific Airlines, CP Air, Canadian Airlines International, both in Customer Service and Marketing and Sales functions.
Founding member, Vice President and Treasurer of my Neighbourhood Association, founding member of Friends of Plan Nanaimo, an organization concerned with Urban Planning issues.
Two-term Councillor of the City of Nanaimo (2008-2014) with membership on various related commissions and committees. Alternate Director for the Regional District of Nanaimo.
Core-group member of NoVote2017.

CURRENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board member of the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music.