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Board of Directors


David Sawatzky


David is a community-centric entrepreneur and dedicated advocate of small business and community investment. As a nearly lifelong resident of the Fraser Valley, David has concentrated his attention on the sustainable growth and development of the communities within its boundaries.

David has served in governance and leadership roles in various organizations, most notably as President of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC). During his time at the MRCC, his experience in authoring policy resolutions and building consensus helped his Board of Trade to gain both provincial and national recognition.

He is a champion of the cooperative movement, and prior to his appointment to Gulf & Fraser’s Board of Directors, he was honoured to serve on the Board of Aldergrove Credit Union.

David has been married to his wife, Suzanna, for twenty years, and they are parents to four wonderful children. Together, David and Suzanna own and operate a successful business in the City of Mission, and their family home is in Abbotsford. 

​Served on the Board since: 2021