|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|
|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, City of Port Coquitlam||29||Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam||Brad||West||Metro Vancouver Directors||<div class="ExternalClass4C5827CC8FC046D2AE3CB40CDA719C68"><ul><li>A life-long resident of Port Coquitlam, Brad West was first elected to Council in 2008. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014, receiving the most votes of all candidates both times. In 2018, Brad was elected as the 16th Mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam.</li><li>Brad's key priorities for his municipality are: ensuring it is the best place in BC to raise a family; making life more affordable for everyone, especially working families and seniors; ensuring responsible financial management; attracting more and diverse businesses and amenities, especially to the downtown; promoting sports and recreation opportunities for young people; and enhancing the natural environment, rivers, trails, and parks.</li><li>Brad lives in PoCo with his wife Blaire. In 2017, the couple welcomed their first child, Liam. Becoming a dad motivates Brad every day to make Port Coquitlam a place that future generations will be proud to call home.</li><li>With a young son, a mortgage and the costs of raising a family, Brad understands first-hand the challenges facing many people in our community. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria, St. Francis Xavier University and most recently completed a program in Leadership at Harvard University.<br></li></ul>
<br></div>||http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/economic-prosperity/board/PublishingImages/bradwest.jpg, Brad West|