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Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore has announced the committee structure for 2017.The 2017 Metro Vancouver Board has twelve standing committees and three task forces, whose 38 members represent the 21 member municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation that comprise Metro Vancouver.In addition to the established committees and task forces, 2017 sees the introduction of a Regional Homelessness Task Force to identify viable solutions to stem the growing tide of tent cities and homelessness across the region.The Chair and Vice-Chair appointments for the 2017 committees and task forces are as follows:Aboriginal Relations: Chair Barbara Steele (Councillor, City of Surrey); Vice Chair Bryce Williams (Chief, Tsawwassen First Nation)Building Project Task Force: Chair Greg Moore (Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam and Chair, Metro Vancouver); Vice Chair Raymond Louie (Councillor, City of Vancouver and Vice Chair, Metro Vancouver)Climate Action: Chair Derek Corrigan (Mayor, City of Burnaby); Vice Chair Andrea Reimer (Councillor, City of Vancouver)Electoral Area: Chair Maria Harris (Director, Electoral Area A); Vice Chair Karl Buhr (Mayor, Village of Lions Bay)Finance and Intergovernment: Chair Raymond Louie (Councillor, City of Vancouver and Vice Chair, Metro Vancouver); Vice Chair Greg Moore (Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam and Chair, Metro Vancouver)Housing: Chair Mike Clay (Mayor, City of Port Moody); Vice Chair Nicole Read (Mayor, City of Maple Ridge)Mayors: Chair Greg Moore (Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam and Chair, Metro Vancouver); Vice Chair Gregor Robertson (Mayor, City of Vancouver)Performance and Audit: Chair Richard Walton (Mayor, District of North Vancouver); Vice Chair Wayne Baldwin (Mayor, City of White Rock)Regional Culture: Chair Judy Villeneuve (Councillor, City of Surrey); Maureen Nicholson, (Councillor, Bowen Island)Regional Economy Task Force: Chair Greg Moore (Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam and Chair, Metro Vancouver); Vice Chair Darrell Mussatto (Mayor, City of North Vancouver)Regional Homelessness: Co-Chair Nicole Read (Mayor, City of Maple Ridge); Co-Chair Gregor Robertson (Mayor, City of Vancouver)Regional Parks: Chair Heather Deal (Councillor, City of Vancouver); Vice Chair Bob Long (Councillor, Township of Langley)Regional Planning: Chair Richard Stewart (Mayor, City of Coquitlam); Vice Chair Jonathan Coté (Mayor, City of New Westminster)Utilities: Chair Darrell Mussatto (Mayor, City of North Vancouver); Vice Chair Colleen Jordan (Councillor, City of Burnaby)Zero Waste: Chair Malcolm Brodie (Mayor, City of Richmond); Vice Chair Craig Hodge (Councillor, City of Coquitlam)Complete listings of Board and Committee membership, meeting schedules, agenda and minutes are available on the Metro Vancouver website.http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/