Mayor Linda Buchanan

It has been my honour to serve our community over the past 10 years and now as your Mayor. I am deeply passionate about our community and, in particular, the people. I want people to be proud of and engaged in our City and I want a city that is caring and works to lift up each and everyone of us, from the youngest to the oldest citizen.

Together we have worked hard and I am proud of what we have accomplished over the years. I have been a champion for an inclusive and healthy community and my vision is to make our City ‘The Healthiest Small City in the World'. 

Now more than ever, we need to put people and community first. Together we need to keep working to find those creative and innovative solutions to the challenges we face, with renewed energy and commitment, and continue to foster a culture of collaboration and inclusion while doing so. That means tackling issues like housing and affordability to ensure our City is a place where youth, families and seniors can continue to call home. It means working with other levels of government to improve transportation. It means dealing with emerging issues like social inclusion and continually working to find ways to enhance a sense of connection and community engaging people on their terms and in ways that reflect our diversity. We need to be open to new possibilities even as we develop solutions unique to North Vancouver. 

These values give us the opportunity to create a promising future working together.

State of the City Speech

  • State of the City Speech - November 2021:  PDF (includes video link)
  • State of the City Speech - November 2020:  PDF | Video
  • State of the City Speech - November 2019:  PDF

Mayor Buchanan's Inaugural Address

  • A City for People, A Healthy City for All - November 2018:  PDF | Video

Mayor Invites & Requests

Invite the Mayor

If you’d like to invite Mayor Buchanan to attend or speak at your event please submit your invitation here.

Request a Certificate

If you’d like to request a birthday/anniversary certificate from the Mayor, please submit your request here.

Committee Appointments

  • Finance Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
  • Civic Naming Committee
  • North Vancouver Policing Committee
  • Parks and Recreation Committee
Metro Vancouver
  • Vice Chair, Director of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
  • Metro Vancouver Greater Vancouver Regional District Board of Directors, Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Board and Greater Vancouver Water District Board
  • Translink Mayors’ Council
  • Mayors’ Council
  • Mayors’ Council Regional Transportation Planning Committee
  • Chair, Metro Vancouver Finance and Intergovernment Committee
  • Metro Vancouver Housing Committee
  • Metro Vancouver Industrial Lands Strategy Task Force
  • Metro Vancouver Mayors Committee
  • Municipal Finance Authority
  • North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
  • Vancouver Coastal Health/North Shore Local Governance Liaison Group


Mayor Buchanan was born and raised in North Vancouver, and through her professional work, volunteer efforts and service as an elected official, she has spent her life working to improve this community.

After obtaining her degree in nursing from UBC, Mayor Buchanan worked as a public health nurse in the Squamish Nation and in North Shore schools and community clinics, providing preventative health services to people of all ages.

In 2008, she was elected as a school trustee for the North Vancouver School District, where she worked to revitalize the City’s schools and ensure the preservation and restoration of the historic Ridgeway Elementary School.

In 2011, she was elected as a City Councillor, and over the course of her two terms she championed the creation of the Child, Youth and Family Municipal Strategy, the Dementia-Friendly Action Plan, and the North Shore Child and Family-Friendly Charter. Since 2018, Mayor Buchanan has been proud to serve as the Vice-Chair of Metro Vancouver. Throughout her time as Councillor and her current work as Mayor, she has focused on building a City that is people-focused, where businesses can prosper and residents can access the support they need to live healthy and happy lives.

Mayor Buchanan and her husband Kevin raised their four children in North Vancouver together, and they share a passion for the City’s amazing local jazz music scene.

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