Wife, mother, businessperson and a three-time community board member.
On top of all of that, Sarah Harbord is hoping to continue to serve Port Coquitlam on a bigger scale after announcing her candidacy for Port Coquitlam city council in the 2022 municipal election — set for Oct. 15.
In a release to the Tri-City News, she explains her love for PoCo's downtown core is what drives her to do more and believes it's important for the municipality to represent the community.
"Our downtown is something special, but we need to do more," Harbord explains.
"Downtown is a place where our community comes together and celebrates our small town charm."
Harbord currently works as the director of operations for Patina Brewing Co.
She currently serves on three boards, including the Downtown PoCo BIA (Business Improvement Association), The Goutsission Family Foundation and her local strata council.
The mother of three cites housing as one of her main talking points in hopes a better market for future young adults, like her two teen daughters, to call Port Coquitlam home through renting or buying.
She believes "more can be done to create the small town charm, where all PoCo residents flock to downtown to shop, grab a bite on a patio or attend one of the many special events."
Harbord is one of three known council candidates in the city alongside Erik Minty and incumbent Nancy McCurrach.
Minty, who ran for Port Coquitlam's provincial riding in 2020 as a member of the Green Party, announced his intentions to run for city hall in early May.
McCurrach won her first term as a PoCo city councillor in the 2018 election. she announced her re-election campaign last Thursday (July 7).
For more information on Harbord and her platform, you can visit her campaign page.
You can contact Harbord directly by phone at 604-312-7694 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As well, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a series of all-candidates debates for local 2022 civic elections.
Port Coquitlam mayor and council nominees will get the chance to speak to the issues that matter to them, and take questions from the public, at Riverside Community Church on Oct. 3.