|Councillor, City of Vancouver||3||Councillor, City of Vancouver||Christine||Boyle||Metro Vancouver Directors||<div class="ExternalClass71B7BD6ED969437585B1F9AB32B07B78"><ul><li>Christine was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2018. She is also a Metro Vancouver Director, and sits on Metro Vancouver’s Indigenous Relations Committee.</li><li>As an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada, Christine was part of leading national efforts within the United Church to divest its funds from fossil fuels. She travelled to the Vatican for events around the release of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and the economy as well as participating in the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris as a civil society delegate.</li><li>Christine has worked to support progressive local governance and led strategic communications at the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance where she contributed to the development of GreenJobs BC. She has also spent many years in front-line social service roles at First United Church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and at Grandview Uuqinak’uuh Elementary School in East Vancouver.</li><li>Christine has a BSc. in Global Resource Systems, with a focus on Urban Agriculture and First Nations Studies, from UBC and a MA in Religious Leadership for Social Change from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.</li><li>Christine is passionate about tackling inequality, contributing to climate solutions, dismantling systemic racism, and deepening democratic engagement.</li></ul></div>||http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/economic-prosperity/board/PublishingImages/ChristineBoyle.jpg, Christine Boyle|
|Councillor, City of Surrey||4||Councillor, City of Surrey||Allison||Patton||Metro Vancouver Directors||<div class="ExternalClass62B03060C30E456B8C3170416FC83F77"><ul><li>Allison is a first-time Councillor of the City of Surrey and serves on the City of Surrey Investment and Innovation Committee, City of Surrey Mayors’ Task Force on Innovative Revenue Generation, City of Surrey Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee, City of Surrey Public Engagement Task Force, and is the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Council Liaison. As Councillor, Allison’s key interests are the Five Year Capital Plan with the School Board, developing municipal police, and a TransLink extension in Surrey.</li><li>As a Director of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors, Allison serves on the Climate Action and Electoral Area Committees.</li><li>Allison has been a licensed naturopathic doctor for 19 years in Surrey and is small business owner.</li><li>Allison has a BSc. with Honours in Biochemistry and Psychology from the University of Victoria and received an MBA with a specialization in Leadership and a Governor’s Gold Medal for Thesis from Royal Roads. She is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with a John La Plante Leadership Award.</li><li>Through her practice, Allison has noted that a person’s health is closely linked to the health of the community they live in. She is working to ensure that our communities in all areas of Surrey are healthy and thriving.</li></ul></div>||http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/economic-prosperity/board/PublishingImages/AllisonPatton.jpg, Allison Patton|
|Mayor, Village of Belcarra||5||Mayor, Village of Belcarra||Neil||Belenkie||Metro Vancouver Directors||<div class="ExternalClass1B8F933942FD4BFFAC3BB58257B2C938"><ul><li>Neil Belenkie is the Mayor of Belcarra. He is a Director on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and sits on the Mayors Committee as well as the
Parks, Water, and Electoral Area Committees. Neil is also a member of the TransLink Mayors' Council and sits on the TransLink New Mobility Committee.</li><li>Neil is CEO of The $2,000 Coffee and co-founder of Sploda Technologies.
</li><li>As a “Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40” Award winner, Neil’s corporate experience includes co-founding and leading the GrowthPoint Group, a professional services firm in Vancouver. Neil was CEO of Sirona Biochem (Vancouver) and TFChem (Normandy, France).
</li><li>Neil’s international experience also includes being retained by the Flanders Government in Belgium to lead international economic development.
</li><li>Neil is a Trustee with the Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department and was a volunteer firefighter for nine years.<br></li></ul></div>||http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/economic-prosperity/board/PublishingImages/NeilBelenkie.jpg, Neil Belenkie|
|Mayor, District of West Vancouver||6||Mayor, District of West Vancouver||Mary-Ann||Booth||Metro Vancouver Directors||<div class="ExternalClass52D3E142EB274C5CA16E35CACC74BB7F"><ul><li>Elected in 2018, Mary-Ann brings a decade of experience in municipal government, serving on the West Vancouver District Council since 2011.
</li><li>Mary-Ann is on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors, is the Chair of the Indigenous Relations Committee, and serves on the Finance and Intergovernment Committee and the Mayors Committee.
</li><li>Mary-Ann was a school trustee from 2005 to 2011 with the West Vancouver Board of Education, which she chaired in the last three years.
</li><li>Mary-Ann practiced law for almost 20 years, including positions as a civil litigator, business law lecturer, provincial crown prosecutor, and in-house
counsel. She holds both Commerce and Law degrees from UBC.
</li><li>Mary-Ann is driven by a desire to make her community as livable, vibrant, and inclusive as it can be.<br></li></ul></div>||http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/economic-prosperity/board/PublishingImages/Mary-AnnBooth.jpg, Mary-Ann Booth|