Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and City of Vancouver Councillor Raymond Louie have been acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors operating as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, for their sixth term in a row. They have held these positions since 2012.The Chair and Vice-Chair positions are for a one-year term. Mayor Moore and Councillor Louie also assume the same roles for the Greater Vancouver Sewerage & Drainage District, the Greater Vancouver Water District and the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation.
Metro Vancouver directors are elected officials, who represent 21 municipalities, one treaty First Nation, and one electoral area. The directors are appointed by their respective municipal councils, with the number of directors from each municipality reflecting that area’s population. The formula is one vote for every 20,000 people to a maximum of five votes.Each year, the directors elect a Chair and Vice-Chair for the next year. Following the inaugural meeting, Chair Moore will appoint members to specific committees, which consider priorities, policies, and activities for the organization, and make recommendations to the Board. The committees and the Board typically meet monthly.