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Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation

The Mayors’ Council is the collective voice of Metro Vancouver residents on transit and transportation. Our members include representatives from each of the 21 municipalities in Translink’s service area, as well as Electoral Area 'A' and the Tsawwassen First Nation.

Mayors’ Council Meetings

The Mayors’ Council usually meets once per month at TransLink’s head office in New Westminster. Mayors’ Council Public Meetings are streamed live on the Mayors’ Council’s YouTube channel.

Ahead of each meeting, we will publish an agenda package to confirm the date and time of each meeting below. Most monthly meetings are open for the public to attend, participate, and provide input to the Mayors’ Council. Meetings are governed by three different policies:

Time is allocated at every meeting to receive presentations from the public. Learn more about applying to speak at a Mayors’ Council below.

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Agendas:

Date & Time Location Documents
Date: Jan. 26, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
TransLink Head Office, 400-287 Nelson's Ct, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 0E7
Date: Mar. 2, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
TransLink Head Office, 400-287 Nelson's Ct, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 0E7
Date: Mar. 24, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
TransLink Head Office, 400-287 Nelson's Ct, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 0E7
Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.

Zoom Video Conference
Date: June 1, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
Metro Vancouver, Metrotower III, 4515 Central Blvd, Burnaby, B.C.
Date: June 29, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
Metro Vancouver, Metrotower III, 4515 Central Blvd, Burnaby, B.C.
Date: July 27, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
Livestreamed to the TransLink YouTube Channel 
Date: Sept. 28, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
TransLink Head Office, Room 427 (400-287 Nelson's Ct, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 0E7)
Date: Oct. 25, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
TransLink Head Office, 400-287 Nelson's Ct, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 0E7
Date: Nov. 23, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
Metro Vancouver, Metrotower III, 4515 Central Blvd, Burnaby, B.C.
Date: Dec. 14, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.
Metro Vancouver, Metrotower III, 4515 Central Blvd, Burnaby, B.C.
Date Time Location Documents
Jan. 27, 2022 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Livestreamed to the TransLink YouTube Channel 
Feb. 24, 2022 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Livestreamed to the Mayors' Council YouTube Channel
April 22, 2022  9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Livestreamed to the Mayors' Council YouTube Channel
May 26, 2022 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Livestreamed to the TransLink YouTube Channel 
June 30, 2022 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Livestreamed to the Translink YouTube Channel
July 28, 2022 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This meeting has been cancelled
Sept. 29, 2022 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Livestreamed to the Mayors' Council YouTube Channel
Oct. 27, 2022 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
This meeting has been cancelled
Nov. 17, 2022 (Inaugural Meeting) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Livestreamed to the Mayors' Council YouTube Channel
Dec. 8, 2022 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Livestreamed to the Mayors' Council YouTube Channel

The Mayors’ Council policy governing public delegates at its regularly scheduled meetings can be found in the Mayors' Council Public Delegate Policy and is summarized on this below. This information will guide prospective public delegates in applying and preparing to speak to the Mayors’ Council.

In the interest of time, we ask that organizations designate one speaker to represent them as a delegate. The first person to register from an organization will be its designated spokesperson, and other representatives will be added to the speakers' list if time permits.

Personal information collected on the application form below will be used to process your application and to follow up with you. Your name, affiliation, and the topic you wish to speak to will form part of the agenda and will be provided to the board at the beginning of the meeting and to the media upon request.

All applicants will be contacted by the Mayors’ Council Secretariat, no later than noon the day before the meeting. 

If more people have requested to be on the delegation list than the allotted time permits, the delegation list will be selected according to the following:

  • First priority will go to those who want to speak about an item that the Mayors' Council is scheduled to discuss at the meeting, particularly people or organizations who have not yet had an opportunity to speak to the Mayors' Council on the subject.

  • When more people want to speak about items on that day's Mayors' Council agenda than the allotted time permits, there may be a limit of four speakers on an individual topic and an effort will be made to hear different viewpoints.

  • Those who want to speak about items not on the Mayors' Council's agenda that day will be next in line to be added to the delegation list. The priority will be to hear from people who haven't yet had the opportunity to make a presentation on a particular topic.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Corporate Secretary at 778.375.6784.

The Council strongly supports the benefits that come from the opportunities to share ideas in a public forum and is committed to providing an environment that promotes the exchange of ideas and information in a respectful way.

The Mayors’ Council Chair will exercise discretion in maintaining a reasonable level of order and decorum. Participants are reminded that different points of view are respected, and discussions are kept above the level of personal confrontation, disruptive behaviour and profanity.

Apply to Speak at a Mayors' Council Meeting

The deadline to apply to speak at a public meeting of the Mayors’ Council is at 8 a.m. two working days prior to the meeting.

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Council Reports and Archives

Below are archived reports and agendas from the Mayors’ Council.


Governance Reports

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About the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation

The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation (Mayors’ Council) has a range of responsibilities. It appoints most members on the TransLink Board of Directors from nominees provided by an Independent Screening Panel.  It also approves long-term transportation plans prepared by TransLink including transportation service levels, major capital projects, and regional funding and borrowing limits. It also oversees and regulates short-term fares, customer surveys and complaint processes, sale of major facilities and assets, and director and executive compensation levels.

The Mayors’ Council is composed of representatives from each of the 21 municipalities within the transportation service region, as well as Electoral Area ’A’ and the Tsawwassen First Nation, and collectively represent the viewpoints and interests of the citizens of the region.

For details on the Mayors’ Council responsibilities and how our governance is structured, visit our Governance Model page and the Mayors’ Council's Website.

Mayors’ Council Members

Brad West, Chair

Brad West

Mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam

Brad West was first elected Mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam in 2018, receiving the most votes ever by a municipal candidate in the city’s history. In 2022, Brad was the first Mayor in Port Coquitlam to be acclaimed to another term in office.

Prior to his time as Mayor, Brad served three terms as a City Councillor. He is widely recognized for his strong, common-sense leadership, his focus on what matters to Port Coquitlam families, and his ability to get things done.

Under Brad’s leadership, Port Coquitlam has been making significant improvements to the quality of life of its residents. With a focus on delivering the core responsibilities of the city, there has been tremendous progress on the community’s priorities while carefully and responsibly managing taxpayer dollars. Port Coquitlam is being widely recognized as one of the best cities to live in the province.

Brad is a life-long resident of Port Coquitlam and, along with his wife Blaire, is proud to be raising his two young sons in his community. The West family keeps busy with soccer, hockey, lacrosse and enjoying time in our beautiful parks and trails.

Brad is a graduate of the University of Victoria, St. Francis Xavier University and completed a program in Leadership at Harvard University.

Mike Hurley, Vice Chair

Mike Hurley

Mayor of the City of Burnaby

Mike Hurley was elected as Burnaby Mayor in 2018 and was re-elected for a second term in 2022 by acclamation.

During his first term, Mike launched the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing, bringing together housing advocates, developers and experts to find innovative solutions to the housing crisis in Burnaby. The recommendations of this task force and subsequent City of Burnaby actions have led to record growth in the number of rental units in Burnaby, including non-market rental. Under his tenure, the City has also created its first Tenant Assistance Policy, a set of protections for renters whose buildings are undergoing rezoning redevelopment that is among the strongest in Canada.

Mike has also prioritized the creation of a climate action plan, a new transportation plan and an ambitious capital plan to revitalize Burnaby’s infrastructure. He continues to focus on finding ways to make life more affordable for Burnaby residents, while ensuring the city remains a great place to live for generations to come.

Prior to being elected mayor, Mike served as a firefighter with the City of Burnaby. He has held leadership positions, playing a key role with Burnaby Fire Fighters, the BC Professional Fire Fighters, and Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society – which supports over 50 community charities.

Malcolm Brodie

Malcolm Brodie

Mayor of the City of Richmond

Malcolm Brodie has been a member of Richmond City Council since 1996. Following a by-election, he was sworn in as Mayor on October 29, 2001 and was re-elected in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2018.

Mayor Brodie has been appointed as First Director to the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver since taking office in 2001. He is currently the Chair of Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee and also serves on the Intergovernmental & Finance Committee, the Mayors' Committee, the Regional Parks Committee, and the Industrial Lands Strategy Task Force. He has represented Metro Vancouver on the Municipal Finance Authority as a Trustee since 2006, Vice Chair from 2009 to 2015, and Chair since March 2015. Mayor Brodie was appointed by UBCM to the Local Government RCMP Contract Management Committee from 2013 to 2017. He was also UBCM's appointee to the PRIMECorp Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014. The Mayor was a Director on the Board of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) from 2002 to 2007 and served as Chair in 2006 to 2007. Since then, he has been a member of the TransLink Council of Mayors.

Mayor Brodie is the Chair of the City’s General Purposes Committee and the Finance Committee. In addition, the Mayor is an ‘ex officio’ member of the remaining four Standing Committees of Council.

Before election to Council, Mayor Brodie was a practising lawyer and had a long record of service to Richmond in the volunteer community. In honour of his contributions and achievements in the community, Mayor Brodie was a recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada (1992), the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and the Canada 150th Anniversary Medal (2017).

Ken Berry

Ken Berry

Mayor of the Village of Lions Bay

Ken Berry is honoured to serve as Mayor for the Village of Lions Bay. He has dedicated his life to developing his leadership and management skills, at the highest levels in both sports and business. He has a deep commitment to responsible fiscal management as well as experience building a diverse and healthy culture that prioritizes teamwork.

Ken built his leadership and team-building skills as a professional NHL, European Hockey League and Olympics athlete; Ken played for the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton Oilers and was chosen to represent Canada as a Canadian Olympic hockey team member, where he played in two Winter Olympic Games.

Ken is dedicated to open and transparent leadership. He has successfully led many companies as CEO and Chairman, where he has built diverse teams that worked effectively together to achieve common goals.

Ken believes strongly in fiscal responsibility. He has a proven track record using professional best practices to increase efficiency in operations, reduce expenditures, using proper project management practices and reducing costly legal actions.

Throughout his career, Ken has successfully managed projects, obtaining environmental permits, managing budgets and building operations from start-up through construction to delivery.

Ken and his family are avid boaters, hikers, bikers and skiers who love the outdoors and nature.

Linda Buchanan

Linda Buchanan

Mayor of the City of North Vancouver

Mayor Buchanan’s values and passion for our City come naturally to her. Her late father, Jim Buchanan, was a popular high school principal whose memory is celebrated with the annual Buchanan Bowl football game. Her mother, Verna, was a nurse and remains a long-time community volunteer. Mayor Buchanan states both her parents provided a deep foundation to the value of family, deep times to our community and an understanding of the diverse people who live here.

After graduating from Carson Graham Secondary School and the University of British Columbia (Honours), Mayor Buchanan pursued her family’s commitment to people and community through a career in nursing, providing preventative health services working with the Squamish Nation; health promotion to children, youth and families; and working in schools and community clinics.

As a past School Trustee Mayor Buchanan played a leadership role in the revitalization of the City’s schools. She is one of the founding members of the Ridgeway Heritage Committee and is proud of their success in having Ridgeway Elementary, one of the most significant heritage buildings in North Vancouver, restored. People who know Mayor Buchanan describe her as an exceptional leader, a collaborator and a strong advocate for our community.

Mayor Buchanan is the principle author of the North Shore Child and Family Friendly Charter and as a Councillor championed the creation of the Child, Youth and Family Municipal Strategy and the Dementia Friendly Action Plan. She is a strong supporter of improving the quality of living for residents that focuses on programs and services, the public spaces, arts and culture, and infrastructure that makes our City, a people place.

Mayor Buchanan lives with her husband and their four children. She is a proud hockey mom, an avid walker, tennis player, and jazz music enthusiast.

Laura Cassidy

Tsawwassen First Nation

Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation

Bio coming soon.

George Harvie

George Harvie

Mayor of the City of Delta

Mayor Harvie, a long-time resident of South Delta, was appointed Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Delta in 2001. Before this appointment, he was employed with the City of Burnaby where he served over 30 years in a number of positions including Deputy City Manager, Director of Human Resources and Manager of the Environmental Health Department. For his outstanding community service, he was recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

A strong advocate for the Delta community, he was successful in bringing together senior levels of government to resolve local issues and bring significant benefits to Delta. With his vision and leadership, he transformed Delta’s financial management to place Delta as one of the best managed municipalities in British Columbia. With 45 years of local government service, he provided leadership to all departments to ensure they meet their responsibilities and that Council’s directions and policies were carried out.

Mayor Harvie has a B.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University, an Administrative Management Special Certificate and an Environmental Health Diploma of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He also studied Advanced Management at Dalhousie University.

Patrick Johnstone

Patrick Johnstone

Mayor of the City of New Westminster

First elected in 2014, Patrick Johnstone served two terms on New Westminster City Council before being elected as Mayor in 2022. Born and raised in the Kootenays, he has resided in New Westminster with his partner Antigone since 2006.

Patrick is a Professional Geoscientist, having studied Geography and Earth Sciences at SFU, and worked in a variety of geology jobs, primarily in the field of Environmental Geoscience. He served as the President of the Environmental Managers Association of BC and on the board of the Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society. His interest in local government arose from his advocacy on environmental and active transportation issues, his many volunteer connections in New Westminster, and his interest in leading community conversations about urbanism and the opportunities present in an exciting, dense, historic and growing community like New West.

Since first being elected, Patrick has served on the Lower Mainland LGA (First Vice President), the Community Energy Association (Board Chair), the New Westminster Electrical Commission, and a variety if task forces and advisory committees at the City. Patrick continues to curl at the Royal City Curling Club and ride bikes with the Fraser River Fuggitivi, when he finds the time.

Megan Knight

Megan Knight

Mayor of the City of White Rock

Megan Knight was elected as Mayor of the City of White Rock in 2022 and previously served on White Rock City Council as a Councillor from 2014-2018.

She has lived in the White Rock area since 1979. She graduated from Semiahmoo High School and completed her education at UBC and was commissioned as a British Columbia Notary Public. Megan has had her Notary practice in the White Rock area since 1998.

With 43 years in the community, she has a long record of public service and small business ownership. Mayor Knight was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medallion in 2022 for community service. She serves on the Sources Foundation Board, Society of Notaries Public of BC Board, Notary Foundation Board and she has also served on the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board and the Tour de White Rock Board.

Meghan Lahti

Meghan Lahti

Mayor of the City of Port Moody

One of the longest serving council members in Port Moody history, Meghan was first elected to council in 1996. Residents for over 30 years, Meghan and her husband raised their three children in Port Moody.

In addition to serving her community as a City Councillor, Meghan has been a community volunteer through Girl Guides, Port Moody Soccer, Port Moody Lacrosse, Share Food Bank, Rotary, and more. She has numerous interests and accomplishments, including world travel, dog sports, golf, hiking and cycling.

In her professional career, Meghan spent almost 20 years working as an educator, college director, and provincial director for a large private post-secondary institution. During that time, she developed her skills as a regional manager overseeing several business entities and was responsible for hundreds of employees along with several multimillion dollar budgets. Meghan is also the owner and operator of a small business.

Meghan has led many city initiatives that she is very proud of and has represented the City of Port Moody regionally, federally, and internationally with distinction. She was honored to represent the community in receiving the International Livable Communities Award for “Planning for the Future,” and on a personal level, she was the recipient of the national environmental Clements Award in 2019 in the category of “Most Outstanding Canadian Politician”

Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard

Mayor of the Bowen Island Municipality

Bio coming soon.

Mike Little

Mike Little

Mayor of the District of North Vancouver

Mike Little was elected Mayor of the District of North Vancouver in 2018, having previously served three terms as a Councillor from 2004 to 2015.

Mike is a lifelong resident of the District of North Vancouver with a long record of volunteer and leadership roles within his community. Mike began volunteering with the Rotary Club in the 1990s and has since served on over 15 community boards across North Vancouver.

Passionate about his community and accessibility issues, Mike served for seven years on the Advisory Committee on Disabilities Issues, a tri-municipal board committed to removing barriers for persons with disabilities. An avid historian, Mike chaired the North Vancouver Heritage Commission where he helped preserve the pioneer home of Mollie Nye for public use in Lynn Valley and established an inventory of the community’s historical buildings.

As a former Councillor, Mike was appointed to several regional boards including Metro Vancouver Parks and Environment Committee, Port Cities Committee, and the Greater Vancouver Labour Relations Bureau.

Prior to serving as Mayor, Mike chaired the North Vancouver District Public Library board, where he advocated for unfettered public access to high quality public resources.

Mike holds a degree in political science and has had a successful career working in international shipping. He lives in the Seymour area with his wife and four school-aged children.

Brenda Locke

Brenda Locke

Mayor of the City of Surrey

Brenda Locke was elected as Mayor of BC’s second largest city on October 15, 2022. A resident of Surrey for more than 4 decades, Mayor Locke’s record of public service has been extensive.

She has served as a City Councillor, MLA and Minister of State for Mental Health & Addictions. Her 25 years of experience as an Executive Director of healthcare, hospitality and of non-profit organizations has also been integral to advancing numerous high-profile issues by building excellent working relationships with government, non-profits and the business community.

Nicole MacDonald

Nicole MacDonald

Mayor of the City of Pitt Meadows

Nicole MacDonald was elected to the Office of Mayor on October 15, 2022.

The four years prior she was proud to serve as a Councillor for the City of Pitt Meadows. During her tenure on Council, she represented the City on numerous committees such as the Agricultural Advisory Committee, YPK Airport Board, Police Liaison Committee, Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Metro Vancouver Indigenous Relations Committee.

Previously, Mayor MacDonald served as a Vancouver Police Officer and then earned a master’s degree in Applied Legal Studies from Simon Fraser University. In 2013, she opened a Notary practice in the heart of Pitt Meadows. Kindness, professionalism, and compassion are the core values she has built her business on.

Pitt Meadows is unique and stunning because of its environment and diverse attributes such as the mountains, rivers, dykes, agricultural land, airport and amenities. For Mayor MacDonald, it is the people in the community that make it so special. She and her family value the friendships and relationships they have established in Pitt Meadows.

Mayor MacDonald believes that smart balanced growth and sustainable infrastructure are vital for a healthy community and economy. Transportation, flood protection and recreation are paramount. She believes strongly that we must work together including residents, neighboring communities, other levels of government, outside agencies and First Nations rightsholders, to preserve what makes this community special and plan for our children's future.

In her free time Mayor MacDonald loves watching her daughter Aden and Gracie's sports and activities. As well as spending time with her husband Garett and dogs Ario and Bean.

Jen McCutcheon

Jen McCutcheon

Director, Electoral Area A

Jen McCutcheon was elected as the Director for Electoral Area A in June 2019. She has lived in the greater Vancouver area for 11 years, five of which have been in the UBC/UEL area (which constitutes the bulk of the Electoral Area A population). Jen has 20 years of professional experience, working first as a physiotherapist in various hospitals across greater Vancouver, and then as a public health professional managing complex global health projects, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. She holds four degrees, including a doctorate in public health, and is skilled at providing leadership and technical support to organizations and government entities ranging from small non-profits to multimillion-dollar health projects in low income countries.

Jen lives on the UBC campus with her husband and two school-aged children. She is very active in her community, volunteering time at her children’s school, coaching, and in the community. She is an avid runner and biker, and her family spends a great deal of time outdoors. Jen is committed to sustainable regional transportation planning to enhance the livability of the region and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

John McEwen

John McEwen

Mayor of the Village of Anmore

John McEwen was first elected to the Village of Anmore Council in 2008, and elected Mayor in 2014. During his tenure on Council, John has chaired various committees within his municipality and has been appointed to Regional Parks, Performance and Audit, and Regional Planning at Metro Vancouver.

Over the past four years John has been appointed to the Mobility Pricing and Finance Committees at TransLink.

John’s business background has helped assist the Village of Anmore to eliminate its infrastructure deficit of close to 11 million dollars through strong fiscal management.

John currently owners and operates a small business Save On Laser located within Port Coquitlam. The business remanufactures laser printer cartridges for resale, as well as services and sells printers in an effort to minimize impact on the landfill.

As a former College Basketball player, John still plays recreationally and volunteers his time coaching youth in the Tri City Basketball League.

John is married Kerri, and we share three teenage kids pursuing various academic paths, and three amazing dogs.

Nathan Pachal

Nathan Pachal

Mayor of the City of Langley

Whether through his blog or by working with other members of Council, various community groups, and regional and city committees, Nathan has worked hard to bring forward awareness around intersecting components of affordable, sustainable, healthy, happy, safe and accessible community design.

As a strong supporter of agricultural and green spaces, he authored a report on the Agricultural Land Reserve entitled “Decade of Exclusions? A Snapshot of the Agricultural Land Reserve from 2000-2009 in the South of Fraser.”

He believes that we need a diverse transportation system that allows people to take transit, cycle, walk, or drive throughout the entire region. He co-authored a report —“Leap Ahead: A transit plan for Metro Vancouver”— to bring awareness to the importance of accessible transit networks.

In 2010, He completed the SFU & City of Surrey Transportation Lecture Program and presented on “Complete Streets”.

Jamie Ross

Jamie Ross

Mayor of the Village of Belcarra

My wife and I have lived in Belcarra since 1989.

Our daughter was born in 1995, and together we have enjoyed the trails, lakes, ocean and people of Belcarra.

I have worked as a teacher, teacher- leader, vice-principal/ principal and Director of Human Resources with the Coquitlam School District.

I am now retired and work as a consultant in public education-working with teachers with their professional practice and labour relations.

I was elected as a Belcarra Councillor in 1990 and served continuously until 2018. In the byelection in January 2021 I was elected mayor.

Member of the: Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation and the Mayors’ Council - New Mobility committee. Member of the: Board of Directors, Metro Vancouver Regional District and the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Committee.

Dan Ruimy

Dan Ruimy

Mayor of the City of Maple Ridge

Dan Ruimy brings 25+ years of experience as a business executive to his role as Mayor for the City of Maple Ridge. In his private career, he has developed and delivered strategic training and leadership programs for multiple organizations. Working in the hospitality industry, Dan Ruimy trained over 200 new franchisees and has assisted in the opening of over 140 franchise restaurants.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he moved to BC’s Lower Mainland in 1980 and eventually settled in Maple Ridge in 2011 when he opened his bookstore and coffeeshop ‘Bean Around Books.’ The combination of books, coffee and tea made the store a gathering place for community members and the store became a social hub for a diverse group of people who shared a love of reading and conversation on the issues of the day.

It was at this lively business that Dan Ruimy found inspiration for public service and was elected to serve as the Member of Parliament for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. In this role he took the discussion at the bookstore to the next level by creating community engagement through town hall meetings and round tables, representing the diverse voices in the community and face-to-face interactions with constituents of all political backgrounds.

In his role as MP, Mayor Ruimy was a passionate advocate for federal investments in Maple Ridge for infrastructure and programs to support seniors, youth and the environment. In 2022, inspired by the passion he had seen in the representing the community during his time in Ottawa, he decided to run in the 2022 local election. In a heartfelt Inaugural Address, Dan Ruimy pledged to continue to engage the community and work collaboratively to build a strong vision for the City of Maple Ridge.

Mark Sager

Mark Sager

Mayor of the District of West Vancouver

Mark Sager is a lifelong resident of West Vancouver. His first home was above his parents’ furniture store in Dundarave. He attended West Bay Elementary and Hillside Secondary Schools. He was first elected to the West Vancouver School Board shortly after his teenage years in 1979.

He then served four years in that position, the last year as Chair. He was then elected to municipal council, and he served in that role from 1987 to 1990 leading to his appointment as Mayor in 1991 and served two terms. He also served as Chair of the police board and Vice Chair of Metro Vancouver. Mark was named Citizen of the Year in 1980.

He is passionate about the community and was elected in Oct 2022 to return as Mayor of West Vancouver. Mark and his wife Kathy are very proud parents of their daughter Mikayla who is now an accomplished Opera singer in San Francisco.

Mark has plenty of hobbies and sports passions, including CrossFit, skiing and so many more outdoor activities. He also is a pilot and avid yachtsman.

Ken Sim

Ken Sim

Mayor of the City of Vancouver

Mayor Ken Sim has built a life in Vancouver with his wife Teena, their four sons, and their dogs Hank and Kona.

Ken is a proud Vancouverite, having been born and raised in Vancouver. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and the co-founder of two successful Vancouver-based companies: Rosemary Rocksalt and Nurse Next Door.

Professionally, Ken holds an FCPA (FCA) designation and has been a speaker at post-secondary institutions and conferences globally. Ken is a two-time recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Pacific Region) in the Emerging Entrepreneur category (2006) and Healthcare Services category (2016).

Ken was sworn in as the 41st Mayor of Vancouver on November 7th, 2022.

Ken has committed to delivering on the major issues facing Vancouver including affordability, public safety, and mental health and addictions – leading a City Hall that prioritizes inclusivity, collaboration, and Indigenous Reconciliation.

During his tenure as Mayor, Ken wants to see Vancouver become a city that is once again vibrant, prosperous, fun, and open for business – with a renewed sense of swagger and optimism about the future.

Eric Woodward

Township of Langley

Mayor of the Township of Langley

Bio coming soon.