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WARD 6 COUNCILLOR

Avia Eek
905-775-7059 (Home)
905-955-0800 (Cell)

Email: aeek@king.ca

 

 

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1988-present:  Avia has worked with her husband, Bill (third generation Holland Marsh Farmer), to grow their edible horticulture business in the Holland Marsh.   

2010-present:  Since prior to being elected to represent the Farmers/residents/business owners in Ward 6, Township of King in 2010, Avia has been a vocal advocate for Edible Horticulture, and Agriculture in general.  Aside from serving her second term on municipal council, Avia is also actively involved in 8 boards and committees outside of council.  She has been appointed, for a second term, to  the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (York Region) board of directors;  is interim Chair of the Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee;  is a member  (York Region) on the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance; York Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group; King Tourism Committee; King Sustainability Advisory Committee; is one of four Ontario board members on the national CanAgPlus fruit and vegetable food safety board; and is the King Township representative on the organizing committee for the Run/Walk for Southlake.  Avia is a current member of the Arts Society King; King Chamber of Commerce; Business Women's Network of York Region; Equal Voice (Toronto); Holland Marsh Growers Association; and Catholic Women's League

1982-1993:  Avia was employed as a Legal Secretary for a prestigious law firm in Aurora, Ontario until  her and husband, Bill, started a family at which time she became a stay-at-home Mom,  and assumed more responsibilities with respect to running the family farm. 

1981-1982: Avia attended Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology (King Campus) for a one-year  course and obtained her Legal Secretary Certificate. 

Avia, Bill and their two adult children continue to be involved in a variety of charitable organizations, and farm organizations.   They reside in the Holland Marsh (Ward 6)  in the house that was originally built by Bill's parents in 1951.