Chat with the Chair

Chat with the Chair


Metro Vancouver’s model of regional collaboration and commitment to sustainability has allowed us to create a strong, forward-thinking region.

Sit down with host Jaeny Baik, a former CBC broadcaster, for intimate discussions with the chairs of Metro Vancouver’s board and committees and hear the authentic, first-hand insights and aspirations shaping Metro Vancouver’s efforts to build a stronger, more resilient region.




 

Sav Dhaliwal,
Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors

Prosperity. Equity. Resilience. Economic recovery. These are the issues that drive Sav Dhaliwal in his role as Metro Vancouver’s Board Chair. In this episode of Chat with the Chair hosted by Jaeny Baik, hear why Metro Vancouver is recognized as one of the world’s most livable regions and how your local elected officials are working together to plan for and build a sustainable and prosperous regional post-COVID-19 economic recovery.


 

Linda Buchanan,
Vice-Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance and Intergovernment Committee

Metro Vancouver’s Board Vice Chair Linda Buchanan outlines how the region plans to create thousands of long-term jobs, address climate change, protect nature and enhance biodiversity while meeting the service demands of a growing region, in this episode of Chat with the Chair hosted by Jaeny Baik.


 

Jerry Dobrovolny,
Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer of Metro Vancouver

In this episode, Commissioner Jerry W. Dobrovolny highlights the often-unnoticed work of Metro Vancouver's 1,700-strong workforce, who ensure the seamless delivery of core services such as water, waste management, wastewater treatment, regional planning, housing and more. Join host Jaeny Baik to find out how Metro Vancouver’s core services complement one another to help keep the region green, resilient and livable.


 

Jack Froese,
Chair of the Zero Waste Committee

Metro Vancouver is an international leader in recycling and responsible waste management. Aiming for ‘zero waste’ may be an ambitious target, but Jack Froese, Zero Waste Committee Chair explains how it can be achieved through a circular economy.


 

Adriane Carr,
Chair of the Climate Action Committee

Air quality and climate change are inextricably linked, and clean air is one of the things that makes our region such a desirable place to live, work, and play. In this episode, Adriane Carr, Chair of the Climate Action Committee, describes the work underway to protect air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and how bold climate action can make our region and economy more prosperous and resilient in an ever-changing world.


 

 

Jerry Dobrovolny, Commissioner - Chat With the Chairhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/video-gallery/Chat with the Chair/453374774Jerry Dobrovolny, Commissioner - Chat With the Chair2020-10-19T07:00:00ZGP0|#fc5a626d-8a5e-4cc2-8f63-bbb45b8ae349;L0|#0fc5a626d-8a5e-4cc2-8f63-bbb45b8ae349|Education and Relationship Building;GTSet|#7d31088e-909b-4ce9-9585-a55a27d70a4e;GP0|#047be6a0-ccc9-4d56-af08-7d163a385f26;L0|#0047be6a0-ccc9-4d56-af08-7d163a385f26|FinanceGP0|#7d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886;L0|#07d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886|Chat with the Chair;GTSet|#3d357c88-453e-43b3-bc55-5eb23d8a9117<div class="ExternalClassD68567E26D62425EA9D243F63B9A3D35"><div>In this episode, Commissioner Jerry W. Dobrovolny highlights the often-unnoticed work of Metro Vancouver's 1,700-strong workforce who ensure the seamless delivery of core services such as water, waste management, wastewater treatment, regional planning, housing and more. Join host Jaeny Baik to find out how Metro Vancouver’s core services complement one another to help keep the region green, resilient and livable. </div><div><br></div><div>Metro Vancouver’s core services underlie the livability, prosperity and sustainability of the region. These services are so deeply ingrained in our way of life that they’ve practically become invisible – however it takes continuous collective effort from Metro Vancouver and municipal staff to keep taps flowing, manage garbage and wastewater, keep parks open and provide affordable housing among other services. </div><div><br></div><div>Metro Vancouver is uniquely positioned to address many of the issues facing the region owing to the collaborative spirit at the heart of our organization and the significance of our infrastructure, plans and programs to the livability and sustainability of the region. Over the next five years, Metro Vancouver will oversee more than $6 billion in critical infrastructure investments that include upgrades and replacement of infrastructure for drinking water and wastewater treatment, as well as renewable energy generation, parkland enhancements, and affordable housing developments. These investments in critical infrastructure will create thousands of long-term family supporting jobs, help mitigate climate change impacts, restore natural habitats and ecosystems, and strengthen core services and resilience.</div><div><br></div><div>About Chat with the Chair</div><div>‘Chat with the Chair’ is Metro Vancouver’s new video series that connects you with the decision makers of the region. Join former CBC broadcaster Jaeny Baik as she sits down with each of Metro Vancouver’s board and committee chairs to offer first-hand insights, inspirations and aspirations as we work together to build a resilient, equitable, and prosperous region. </div><div><br></div><div>Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors consists of 40 directors, made up of elected representatives from 21 municipalities, Electoral Area A, and Tsawwassen First Nation.  </div><div><br></div><div>Learn more: www.metrovancouver.org/chatwiththechair/<br></div><p><br></p></div>
Jack Froese, Chair, Zero Waste Committee - Chat with the Chairhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/video-gallery/Chat with the Chair/456749290Jack Froese, Chair, Zero Waste Committee - Chat with the Chair2020-10-19T07:00:00ZGP0|#595b444c-e0a7-4ad5-b808-a51b3c726c8e;L0|#0595b444c-e0a7-4ad5-b808-a51b3c726c8e|Solid Waste;GTSet|#7d31088e-909b-4ce9-9585-a55a27d70a4eGP0|#7d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886;L0|#07d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886|Chat with the Chair;GTSet|#3d357c88-453e-43b3-bc55-5eb23d8a9117<div class="ExternalClass389A71DFC0C5417EA338EB17995594BF"><div>Metro Vancouver is an international leader in recycling and responsible waste management. Aiming for ‘zero waste’ may be an ambitious target, but Jack Froese, Zero Waste Committee Chair explains how it can be achieved through a circular economy.</div><div><br></div><div>Sustainable, affordable and environmentally sound solid waste recycling and disposal is essential for any major urban area.  Metro Vancouver is responsible for waste reduction, recycling planning, and operates five transfer stations and a waste to energy facility, as well as another transfer station and a landfill in collaboration with the City of Vancouver.  Metro Vancouver is recognized as a world leader in waste management because of the region’s dedicated residents and the policies and systems that encourage waste reduction.</div><div><br></div><div>The Zero Waste Committee is the standing committee of the Metro Vancouver Board that provides advice and recommendations on policies, bylaws, plans, programs, budgets and issues related to solid waste management. The Committee provides guidance and oversight for the implementation of the Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan, as well as overseeing and guiding programs and initiatives aimed at reducing the volume of solid waste, enhancing recycling and diversion efforts, and promoting recovery. </div><div><br></div><div>About Chat with the Chair</div><div>‘Chat with the Chair’ is Metro Vancouver’s new video series that connects you with the decision makers of the region. Join former CBC broadcaster Jaeny Baik as she sits down with each of Metro Vancouver’s board and committee chairs to offer first-hand insights, inspirations and aspirations as we work together to build a resilient, equitable, and prosperous region. </div><div><br></div><div>Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors consists of 40 directors, made up of elected representatives from 21 municipalities, Electoral Area A, and Tsawwassen First Nation.  </div><div><br></div><div>Learn more: www.metrovancouver.org/chatwiththechair<br></div><p><br></p></div>
Linda Buchanan, Chair, Finance and Intergovernment Committee - Chat with the Chairhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/video-gallery/Chat with the Chair/456668953Linda Buchanan, Chair, Finance and Intergovernment Committee - Chat with the Chair2020-10-19T07:00:00ZGP0|#047be6a0-ccc9-4d56-af08-7d163a385f26;L0|#0047be6a0-ccc9-4d56-af08-7d163a385f26|Finance;GTSet|#7d31088e-909b-4ce9-9585-a55a27d70a4e;GP0|#03d02f57-9942-4784-a799-932c195e2be8;L0|#003d02f57-9942-4784-a799-932c195e2be8|Regional GrowthGP0|#7d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886;L0|#07d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886|Chat with the Chair;GTSet|#3d357c88-453e-43b3-bc55-5eb23d8a9117<div class="ExternalClass21D51BDBDAE14668BF4C8EE72C399AF2"><div>Metro Vancouver’s Board Vice Chair Linda Buchanan outlines how the region plans to create thousands of long-term, family supporting jobs, address climate change, protect nature, and enhance biodiversity while meeting the service demands of a growing region, in this episode of Chat with the Chair hosted by Jaeny Baik.   </div><div><br></div><div>Over the next five years, Metro Vancouver will oversee more than $6 billion in critical infrastructure investments that include upgrades and replacement of infrastructure for drinking water and wastewater treatment, as well as renewable energy generation, parkland enhancements, and affordable housing developments.</div><div><br></div><div>Collaborations and co-investment with other orders of government are key to delivering this ambitious plan. Hear how Metro Vancouver leaders are working from a place of understanding and alignment toward achieving common goals.  </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>The Finance and Intergovernment Committee is the standing committee of the Metro Vancouver Board that provides advice and recommendations on financial policies, the annual and long-term budgets for Metro Vancouver, and Metro Vancouver’s strategic relationships with other governments, agencies, and communities. Within the scope of the Board Strategic Plan, Metro Vancouver management plans, Board policies, and Metro Vancouver Financial Plan, the Committee provides guidance and oversight to staff in the development of annual and long-term budgets, development and application of financial policies, and development of strategies and positions to manage inter-governmental relations and address specific initiatives that are undertaken by other agencies.</div><div><br></div><div>About Chat with the Chair</div><div>Chat with the Chair is Metro Vancouver’s new video series that connects you with the decision makers of the region. Join former CBC broadcaster Jaeny Baik as she sits down with each of Metro Vancouver’s board and committee chairs to offer first-hand insights, inspirations and aspirations as we work together to build a resilient, equitable, and prosperous region. </div><div><br></div><div>Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors consists of 40 directors, made up of elected representatives from 21 municipalities, Electoral Area A, and Tsawwassen First Nation.  </div><div><br></div><div>Learn more: www.metrovancouver.org/chatwiththechair/<br></div><p><br></p></div>
Chat with the Chair - Adriane Carr, Chair, Climate Action Committeehttp://www.metrovancouver.org/media-room/video-gallery/Chat with the Chair/460309072Chat with the Chair - Adriane Carr, Chair, Climate Action Committee2021-01-20T08:00:00ZGP0|#3cf201a9-4238-471b-8395-a997c64d1ba3;L0|#03cf201a9-4238-471b-8395-a997c64d1ba3|Climate Change;GTSet|#7d31088e-909b-4ce9-9585-a55a27d70a4eGP0|#7d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886;L0|#07d2ecf3a-2cf7-4dd7-be04-b8f1d7193886|Chat with the Chair;GTSet|#3d357c88-453e-43b3-bc55-5eb23d8a9117<div class="ExternalClass2ACA5D193FF1468F8FB3D5FDACC50B6C"><p><br></p><div>Air quality and climate change are inextricably linked, and clean air is one of the things that makes our region such a desirable place to live, work, and play. In this episode, Adriane Carr, Chair of the Climate Action Committee, describes the work underway to protect air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and how bold climate action can make our region and economy more prosperous and resilient in an ever-changing world.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Metro Vancouver’s air monitoring network is one of the most comprehensive in the world – the network includes 31 permanent stations and one mobile unit and collects air data from Horseshoe Bay to Hope every hour, seven days a week. Even though our region’s population continues to increase, air emissions of major air pollutants that can cause smog and harm human health have been steadily declining. </div><div><br></div><div>For decades, climate change-related strategies and actions have been incorporated into Metro Vancouver’s utility and growth management plans and now, all these strategies and actions are being consolidated into one plan – Climate 2050. The plan builds on work already underway and is structured around ten issue areas, each with its own Roadmap to help achieve the ambitious target of a carbon neutral region by 2050. Public consultation is currently open on the Climate 2050 Roadmaps.</div><div><br></div><div>The Climate Action Committee is the standing committee of the Metro Vancouver Board that provides advice and recommendations on policies, bylaws, plans, programs, budgets and issues related to the Air Quality & Climate Change service, and the Environmental Planning function within Regional Planning. Specific Committee responsibilities include air quality, climate change adaptation, energy efficiency, environment (Ecological Health Framework), environmental reviews, and Metro Vancouver’s sustainability innovation funds. </div><div><br></div><div>About Chat with the Chair</div><div>‘Chat with the Chair’ is Metro Vancouver’s new video series that connects you with the decision makers of the region. Join former CBC broadcaster Jaeny Baik as she sits down with each of Metro Vancouver’s board and committee chairs to offer first-hand insights, inspirations and aspirations as we work together to build a resilient, equitable, and prosperous region. </div><div><br></div><div>Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors consists of 40 directors, made up of elected representatives from 21 municipalities, Electoral Area A, and Tsawwassen First Nation.  </div><div><br></div><div>Learn more: <a href="/chatwiththechair">www.metrovancouver.org/chatwiththechair/ </a></div><br></div>