A councilor for 17 years and Mayor for six, and a community volunteer for 40 years, Jack Collins has contributed to raising the quality and character of Qualicum Beach for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Infrastructure initiatives including a Civic Centre, a long term care facility, parks and recreation venues, a youth centre, the new Town Hall, airport improvement, and downtown revitalization are examples of Jack’s strong, steady leadership. Most recently, Jack chaired the fundraising committee for the Qualicum Beach Museum Expansion. His nominator says of Jack, ‘All of us can learn from his example, making our communities and the lives of others better.’
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