Rick has a proven record of commitment to the City as past President of both Prince Albert Crime Stoppers & the Prince Albert Lions Club, elected member of the Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce and member of the Saskatchewan Penitentiary Citizens Advisory Board, Fire Services Committee and the Meachan Youth Advisory committee within Prince Albert Multicultural Association. Over the years, Rick provided advice to Metis Friendship Centre, Prince Albert Food Bank, Prince Albert Riverbank Development Association and Prince Albert Housing Authority. He volunteered at Telecable and Shaw Cable Ten and many more civic groups.
Rick is a retired Accredited Mortgage Professional in 2000 for 12 years ran local business with his wife Kathy that offered the first full time mortgage brokerage in Prince Albert. Rick and Kathy arrived in the city in 1989. Rick worked for Telecable and then Shaw Cable as System Manager. Rick was Executive Director of the Prince Albert United Way moved into real estate, worked at CTV and, in 2000, Kathy and Rick started their mortgage brokerage business that helped thousands enjoy a new or updated home. The Orr’s helped over 20 families qualify and buy homes under the Centennial Affordable Housing Program. In 2007 Rick has devoted his full attention to working as councillor for Ward 2 in Prince Albert.
Rick represent the cities largest and most diverse ward. I have proudly worked on many city and ward challenges. Speeding on Riverside drive, new paved access to Nordale, improving Cloverdale road, new paving, improving city infrastructure for the city and increased bylaw and enforcement. Our future depends on increased economic development. He has worked on PA Community Futures, Economic Development, Chairman Joint Planning committee - 20 Year Riverbank & Downtown Strategic Plan, PA and Regional District Planning Commission, rehabilitation, Museum and Heritage, City Official Master Plan, Arts and Culture Plan, Prince Albert Housing Advisory Board, Pehonan Parkway Board, Friends of the Little Red, PA Needle Exchange, Prince Albert Downtown Business Association, Prince Albert Tourism, Budget and Executive Committees, Joint Planning committee - City and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Rick is always available by phone or in person to talk. He looks forward to representing you in Ward 2.