Posted on Mar 14, 2023
Member of the BC Legislative Assembly for Delta South Ian Paton, first elected in 2017 and again in 2020, serves as Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food. He has also served as a Member of the Select Standing Committees on Health and Agriculture, Fish and Food. He spoke to Ladner Rotary on March 14, 2023. -- photo courtesy Alaska Highway News
Ian Paton, a teenage participant at a 4H fair (left) and today, speaking to Ladner Rotary
Elected in 2010 as a Delta Councillor, Ian had responsibilities that included chair of the Agricultural Advisory Committee and the Dikes and Drainage Committee. In addition to serving as vice-chair of other committees, Ian was also the Council liaison for the Delta Farmers Institute and the Ladner Business Association. He has also served as a representative on the Metro Vancouver Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee. 
Ian graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia in 1978. A lifelong Delta resident, he has more than 30 years of experience running and owning a dairy farm and farm auction business. His wealth of agricultural knowledge has been used to inform municipal, provincial, and federal government studies. 
Ian with BC Liberal Party leader Kevin Falcon (left) and thanked by Ladner Rotarians Walt Hayward and President Guillermo Bustos
Locally, Ian is the past president of the East Delta Community Hall Society, a past member of the Hall 4 Volunteer Fire Department, and has volunteered with many local organizations, including the Delta Hospital Foundation, REACH Child and Youth Development Society, and the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust. 
He lives on his family farm in Delta with his wife Pam, who is Chair of the Delta Hospital Foundation Board.