Born, raised and educated in the riding, Roger Valley, a former mayor of Dryden, is a staunch supporter of economic, cultural and social development for the area. Mr. Valley’s deep roots in the community fuel his commitment to the riding and to working with the area’s diverse communities and residents.
Years running a family commercial bait fishing business has kept him in close contact with the land and the resources that are key to Northwestern Ontario’s economy and identity.
Mr. Valley has been active in a wide range of community organizations and is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Kenora riding. His experience in business and municipal politics has allowed him the unique opportunity to help develop regional strategies to common challenges.
He has served as past president of the Kenora District Municipal Association, member of the Dryden Police Services Board, and director of the Dryden Chamber of Commerce. He has worked tirelessly to recruit doctors and improve health care in the north. While mayor of Dryden, his projects included increasing opportunities for youth and projects to strengthen ties between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities in the area.
Mr. Valley has been actively involved for more than 15 years federally and provincially with the Liberal Party. He has been president of the Provincial Liberal Riding Association for nearly ten years and has worked in riding elections since the 1980s.