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.


Richard Stewart,
Chair of the Liquid Waste Committee

Managing wastewater responsibly is one of the most important ways to protect human health and the environment. In this episode, join Richard Stewart, Chair of the Liquid Waste Committee, to learn why Metro Vancouver views wastewater as a resource and how we are working to ensure the liquid waste system is resilient to the impacts of growth and climate change.


John McEwen,
Chair of the Regional Parks Committee

Greenspaces are central to our region’s character and spending time in nature is a major part of many peoples’ daily health routines. In this episode, John McEwen, Chair of the Regional Parks Committee, describes how Metro Vancouver is working to protect more of the region’s sensitive ecosystems and create new opportunities to connect with nature close to home.


Malcolm Brodie,
Chair of the Water Committee

In this episode, Jaeny Baik sits down with Malcolm Brodie, Chair of Metro Vancouver's Water Committee, to talk about our region’s drinking water system and the forward-looking plan that aims to safeguard our water supply and infrastructure over the next 100 years, ensuring it is resilient to growth, climate change, seismic, and fiscal pressures.


Jen McCutcheon,
Chair of the Electoral Area Committee

In this episode, Electoral Area Committee Chair Jen McCutheon introduces you to the diverse urban, suburban, rural and remote communities that make up Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area A.


Jonathan Coté,
Chair of the Regional Planning Committee

Urban planning may not seem very exciting, but getting growth right is critical to the livability of our region. Join Regional Planning Committee Chair Jonathan Coté and host Jaeny Baik to learn how Metro Vancouver is working to prevent urban sprawl, protect greenspaces, and plan for complete, transit-connected communities.


Mike Hurley,
Chair of the Housing Committee

Metro Vancouver Housing is one of the largest housing providers in B.C., providing affordable rentals for more than 9,600 people. In this episode, Mike Hurley, Chair of the Housing Committee, shares highlights from the Housing 10-Year Plan, which aims to increase the supply of affordable housing around the region.


Mary Ann Booth,
Chair of the Indigenous Relations Committee

The Metro Vancouver region is situated on the territories of 10 local First Nations: Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh. Improving relationships with Indigenous peoples and First Nation communities is the top priority for Mary-Ann Booth, Chair of Indigenous Relations Committee. In this episode, hear how Metro Vancouver is working to identify common interests, honour reconciliation, and ensure that our efforts to protect and enhance the region benefit all residents.