OTTAWA, Ont.– The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, has announced the appointments of Allan Robert Haggard, and Dennis Lawrence Jonsson both from Port Alberni, British Columbia, to the board of directors of the Port Alberni Port Authority for terms of two years.
Haggard is a building technologist who has owned a civil construction management company specializing in major waterfront development and improvement projects for over 30 years. He has been involved as a contractor and/or construction manager in several marine projects in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Delta, among other British Columbia cities. He is currently the remediation construction manager on the Pacific Place project, and volunteering as project manager for improvements to the domestic water system in a rural community in the Alberni Valley.
Jonsson owned a General Motors (GM) dealership for 27 years. He also served as a director of the GM BC Marketing Advisory Board and the GM Goodwrench Service Marketing Advisory Board. For the past 20 years, he has been involved in the Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department, and has been a first responder for the past 13 years. He also sits on the City of Port Alberni Harbour Quay Committee, on the BC Court of Revision, and on the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors.