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Councillor John Murphy

Councillor John Murphy moved to Vanderhoof from his native Ireland in 1959 and has called Vanderhoof home ever since. He is a person that truly believes in his community and has the involvement to prove. In the past John has been an active member of the Vanderhoof Fire and the Vanderhoof Volunteer Extrication Association. He has served as President of the Vanderhoof Golf Club and Vanderhoof Bowling Association. He has refereed all levels of hockey from Minor Hockey to Senior Hockey having officiated at the Provincial level.

In 2011, John was awarded the British Columbia Community Achievement Award. This is an award presented by the Province of BC to people who make a difference in their community. At present time John is the President of the Vanderhoof Curling Club and Chairman of the Board for the Nechako View Senior Citizens Home Society. He is also a director of the Integris Credit Union Community Foundation.

John along with his wife Kathy have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, all of whom live here in Vanderhoof. John is an Insurance Broker by profession and is the Branch Manager for HUB International Barton Insurance office here in Vanderhoof.