Lynn Whitehouse

Langley Chamber exec stepping down

The face of the chamber since 1986 is set to retire.

The longtime executive director of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce has officially announced her retirement.

Lynn Whitehouse will step down at the end of June this year.

“It is with great pride, albeit mixed emotions that I announce that I will be stepping aside as senior staff person of the Langley Chamber,” Whitehouse said.

She started working at the chamber in 1986, and kind of fell into the position.

Whitehouse began as an assistant to the then-economic development officer for both Langley City and Township.

Economic development worked out of the chamber offices at the time. Shortly after Whitehouse’s arrival, the chamber manager left and the economic development partnership ended. Whitehouse was left to take over.

She stayed because of the many changes and the fact that there was always something new to do, Whitehouse said.

“I truly do love the community, so it was really easy to stay,” she said.

She’s met amazing people and seen every corner of B.C. while working for the chamber, she said.

Chamber president Scott Johnston said Whitehouse’s dedication is in large part responsible for the Langley Chamber being held in high respect locally, provincially, and nationally.

“Because of her vast experience, our chamber is often looked upon to provide leadership and assistance to others, and Langley is very active on the advocacy front dealing with issues that affect the growth of business in Langley’s community of communities,” Johnston said.

He said a search for a new leader will be underway, with Whitehouse guiding the transition.

“Lynn is a dynamo,” Johnston said. “We have big shoes to fill.”

As for Whitehouse, she said that she won’t stop working.

She’s planning to find a job, she said. Maybe one with hopefully fewer hours.

 

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