Mike Morden has lived in Maple Ridge with his wife, Hilary, for over 34 years. They raised two children here and now enjoy spending time with their grandchildren in the community. Mike has served as Mayor of Maple Ridge since 2018, and before that, served two terms as a City Councillor.
Mike is the successful owner of several local businesses, recently retiring after 32 years. He also is a Past President of the local Chamber of Commerce, and a career volunteer who dedicates his spare time to serving others to improve our community.
As your Mayor, Mike serves the region on TransLink Mayors’ Council and is Chair of the New Mobility Committee. At Metro Vancouver, Mike serves as Vice-Chair of Housing as well as on the Flood Resiliency Task Force and three other committees: Mayors, Performance and Audit, and Zero Waste.
Mike is known to be an honest, passionate, and hardworking problem-solver. Under his stable leadership, Maple Ridge City Council has successfully led the city through a pandemic, several unprecedented weather events, continuing unfazed, making consistent progress across many areas thanks to Council’s strategic plan. Mike and the team are proud of the work they’ve completed this term and want to continue the work of transforming our town into a vibrant urban city.
Judy Dueck has called Maple Ridge home for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, raised two daughters and now enjoy time with their two grandchildren here. Judy owned and operated a successful consulting business in the community before joining the management team with the Maple Ridge–Pitt Meadows School District as their Manager of Health, Safety & Wellness, where she worked until her recent retirement.
Judy served on the Board of Education from 1993 to 2002, including terms as vice-chair and chair, and on Maple Ridge City Council from 2002 to 2014 and 2018 to 2022. Judy calls these some of the most rewarding years of her life.
Her employment background has allowed her to develop strong leadership and interpersonal skills that have served her well as an elected official for our community. She has a proven track record of being approachable and informed, and always maintaining a high level of integrity. After 25 years of public service, she earned the compliment of being known as “The Voice of Reason.”
Judy believes the community of Maple Ridge can simultaneously address both our issues and our opportunities, which requires experienced and trustworthy people to lead the conversations.
Chelsa Meadus is a longtime Maple Ridge resident who is both a business owner and a passionate public servant. Chelsa has held many leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Maple Ridge. Her professional background includes seven years as both an employee and a contractor with the City of Maple Ridge in the areas of Youth Services and Community Development. She has served on the board of the Youth Centre Society, including serving as vice president, from 2000 to 2021, and on the board of Inspire the Heart Society.
Chelsa has served on Maple Ridge City Council since 2018, chairing the newly created Human Resources Committee and serving on the Strategic Transportation Committee and Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness. She has been Council’s representative to the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Arts Council, the Youth Planning Table, and Metro Vancouver’s Indigenous Relations Committee.
She brings to the table an understanding of how community engagement creates complete communities, and as a result, has advocated for extensive community engagement components in all plans created by Council during her term.
Chelsa is passionate about citizen engagement, public safety, and community development. As a business owner of a local company, she recognizes the need for sustainable economic development. As a community worker, she understands the need for engagement. As a volunteer, she appreciates the need for community. These are the pillars of her work as a Maple Ridge City Councillor, during which she has focused on the areas of citizen engagement, public safety, community development, and parks & recreation.
Ryan Svendsen and his wife, Amanda, and their two young daughters are proud to call Maple Ridge city centre home. Ryan has worked as a firefighter in the Lower Mainland for 19 years, and served on Maple Ridge City Council since 2018. As a lifelong Maple Ridge citizen, Ryan is passionate about seeing the city reach its full potential.
During his time on Council, Ryan has served as the chair of the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission, as the Council representative to the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board, on the Public Art steering committee, and on the Heritage Commission. He also represented Maple Ridge on the Metro Vancouver Water Committee.
His calm, consistent style of leadership seeks to respect and appreciate fellow Councillors, City staff, and the citizens of Maple Ridge he serves. His goals as a City Councillor are to help ensure that citizens feel safe, local businesses are supported, and young families and seniors choose to live in Maple Ridge. To these ends, Ryan focuses on investing in the amenities and infrastructure our growing city needs and ensuring a wide variety of housing options are available for all types of families and individuals.