Re-elected to office in 2018, Councillor Bob Long is currently serving his seventh term as a Township of Langley Councillor.

Born on Robbie Burns Day in England in 1957, Bob moved to the Fraser Valley in 1968.

Professional Career
Ten years after moving to Canada from his birthplace in South England, and at just 21 years of age, Bob founded a community newspaper in Maple Ridge, BC. He performed duties in every aspect of the industry as publisher, photographer, and as manager of sales, production, and circulation. In 1984, he received the award for ‘best news photograph’ from the BC/Yukon Newspaper Association.

In 1986, Bob joined Trinity Western University as manager of the University Press, and in 1990 he started University Printers Ltd., a commercial printing company in Langley. Bob also operates Mainstage Productions, a stage, light, and sound production company. He has worked in various theatres throughout North America and has engineered live concerts for many gospel music performers over the years, including a tour of the USA with Dove and Grammy Award winner, Steven Curtis Chapman.
Bob and his wife Karen reside in Aldergrove where they have operated various restaurants over the past 20 years.


Current Community Service
Member, Metro Vancouver Housing Committee
Council Representative, BC Farm Museum Association
Council Representative and Co-Chair, Heritage Advisory Committee

Past Community Service
Director, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee
Director, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee
Director, Metro Vancouver Housing Committee
Director, Union of British Columbia Municipalities
Founder and Chair, Aldergrove Community Enhancement Committee (ACE)
Chair, FCM Standing Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Chair of the Mayor’s Standing Committee on Public Transportation
Chair, BC Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Chair, Mayor’s Standing Committee, Aldergrove Recreation Community Centre
Co-Chair, National Zero Waste Council Food Working Group
Co-Chair, FCM/CSC/PBC/PS Joint Committee on Community Corrections
Co-Chair, FCM Standing Committee on Community Safety and Crime Prevention
President, Aldergrove Festival Days Society
President, Langley Chamber of Commerce
President, Lower Mainland Local Government Association
Member, National Zero Waste Council Management Board
Member, Board of Variance
Member, FCM Standing Committee on Environmental Issues
Member, FCM Railway Proximity Task Force
Member, Aldergrove Planning Committee
Alternate Member, Fraser Valley Regional Library Board

- BobLongBio.pdf

It has been my honour and privilege to have served on Langley Township Council, providing quality leadership and a voice for the community. I look forward to your support as continue and serve another term! - Bob Long


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