2015 Committees Announced for Metro Vancouver Boards First Four-year Mandate
January 13, 2015
As Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors begins its first four-year mandate, Board Chair Greg Moore has restructured the Board committees to meet the needs and aspirations of our growing and increasingly diverse region.
The provincial government extended the terms for city councils to four from three years as of the November 2014 municipal elections in BC.
In addition to Metro Vancouver’s established Committees, Chair Moore has created a:
- Performance and Procurement Committee to ensure the best value for money for all Metro Vancouver operations and services.
- Climate Action Committee to enhance important regional initiatives with respect to air quality, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions.
- Regional Economy Task Force that will work collaboratively with our municipal partners, other levels of government, and the private sector to strengthen our economy and expand business and economic opportunities.
- Federal Gas Tax Task Force that will provide advice and recommendations to the Metro Vancouver Board on the use of funds available to the region through the Greater Vancouver Regional Fund, which provides funding for regional transportation investments.
“The Metro Vancouver Board of Directors is committed to maintaining and enhancing the livability of our great region as we grow in the coming years,” said Chair Moore.
“The addition of these committees and task forces to our established committee structure will, I believe, help us best represent residents throughout the region, and nurture the environment for continued economic growth and social and environmental sustainability,” he added.
In total, the Metro Vancouver Board has 10 committees, 2 sub-committees and 2 task forces whose members are Mayors, Councillors and representatives of the 21 municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation that comprise Metro Vancouver.
“Working together, the Metro Vancouver member municipalities, electoral area, and treaty First Nation provide vital services and initiatives for our region that would not be possible without this partnership,” said Board Vice-Chair Raymond Louie. “The Board and staff are committed to providing services and solutions that continually make Metro Vancouver one of the most desired places in the world to live and do business.”
Chair Moore has appointed the following Board members as Chair and Vice-Chair of the 2015 committees, sub-committees and task forces:
Aboriginal Relations: Chair Barbara Steele (Councillor, City of Surrey), Vice Chair Nicole Read (Mayor, City of Maple Ridge)
Climate Action: Chair Derek Corrigan (Mayor, City of Burnaby), Vice Chair Andrea Reimer (Councillor, City of Vancouver)
Housing: Chair Richard Steward (Mayor, City of Coquitlam), Vice Chair Lois Jackson (Mayor, Corporation of Delta)
Intergovernment & Finance: Chair Raymond Louie (Councillor, City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver Board Vice Chair), Vice Chair Greg Moore (Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam and Metro Vancouver Board Chair)
Intergovernment & Finance – Electoral Area Sub-Committee: Chair, Maria Harris (Director, Electoral Area A), Vice Chair Tim Stevenson (Councillor, City of Vancouver)
Intergovernment & Finance – Regional Culture Sub-Committee: Chair Judy Villeneuve (Councillor, City of Surrey), Vice Chair Wayne Baldwin (Mayor, City of White Rock)
Mayors’ Committee: Chair Greg Moore (Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam), Vice Chair Gregor Robertson (Mayor, City of Vancouver)
Performance & Procurement: Chair Mike Clay (Mayor, City of Port Moody), Vice Chair Colleen Jordan (Councillor, City of Burnaby)
Regional Parks: Chair Heather Deal (Councillor, City of Vancouver), Vice Chair Bob Long (Councillor, Langley Township)
Regional Planning: Chair Richard Walton (Mayor, North Vancouver District), Vice Chair Jonathan Coté (Mayor, City of New Westminster)
Utilities: Chair Darrell Mussatto (Mayor, City of North Vancouver), Vice Chair Michael Smith (Mayor, District of West Vancouver)
Zero Waste: Chair Malcolm Brodie (Mayor, City of Richmond), Vice Chair Derek Corrigan (Mayor, City of Burnaby)
Regional Economy Task Force: Chair Greg Moore, (Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam), Vice Chair Darrell Mussatto (Mayor, City of North Vancouver)
Federal Gas Tax Task Force: Chair Raymond Louie (Councillor, City of Vancouver), Vice Chair Derek Corrigan (Mayor, City of Burnaby
A complete Board and Committees meeting schedule is available on the Metro Vancouver website.