UPDATED – Dave Holmberg, who was given the ‘Community Builder Award‘ in 2012 by Abbotsford Community Services (ACS), appears to be taking a public stance as a representative of the Mennonite Educational Institute (MEI) against the ACS/BC Housing Supportive Housing Proposal.
In a comment on a fiery letter by downtown landowner Bob Bos, published in the Abbotsford News February 3, 2014, Holmberg agrees with Bos that the housing project is being proposed for the wrong location.
If Holmberg is speaking on behalf of MEI it would mark a significant step by the school, which has not spoken nor taken a position on either the Abbotsford Homeless Crisis or the ACS Housing Proposal.
In fact the school seldom involves itself in politics and Holmberg’s use of the school’s name to identify himself has puzzled some.
It isn’t the first time Holmberg has commented publicly on controversial political issues using the Mennonite Educational Institute name with his comment. On December 12, 2012 he commented on the resignation of former City Manager Frank Pizzutto saying, “Frank will be missed. A good leader a good man” signed Dave Holmberg, Mennonite Educational Institute (see below).
Abbotsford Today has asked both the school and Holmberg about the post. We will publish their responses as and when received.
2/12/2014, 11:30 – From Dave Holmberg: “I am not a member of MEI, and never have been”