Election Candidates

The 2018 Election is Over.
See Election Results at cnv.org/2018ElectionResults

Candidates who have filed nomination papers with the City. The nomination period closed Friday, September 14th at 4:00pm.

Mayor (One to be elected)

Address: PO Box 91025 West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3N3
Phone: 604-816-9990
Email:  Payam@telus.net
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

Greetings, I am running for Mayoralty of City of North Vancouver (“ the City”) for this upcoming October 2018 BC Civic Election.

The following is my platform:

1. HOUSING

1.1. 35% of homes and buildings that will be built in the City (of North Vancouver) will belong to municipal government for public housing and for government and public uses such as addition to City Hall and library, Rec. Centers, etc.
1.2. Construction of Public Housing by volunteers and free and/or discounted construction material.
1.3 A ban on foreign ownership on homes and other real estates.
1.4. No more than 1 unit for 1 person.
1.5. Confiscation of empty homes.

2. BANKS

2.1. Imposing a municipal tax on banks and other bank-like financial institutions operating in the City
2.2. Preventing banks from “shark loaning”.

3. HEALTH & RECREATION

3.1. Lions Gate Hospital will be expanded.
3.2. More state of art Rec. Centers and sport facilities including a big outdoor swimming pool for all ages will be built.
3.3. The City will be a drug free municipality.

4. CLEANNESS, BEAUTY, AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF CITY WILL BE ADDRESSED.

Thanks
Payam Azad
Civil Eng Tech, Businessman, Philosopher, Former Union Organizer, & Reformer

Address: 508 East Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1W2
Phone:
Email: lindabuchanancnv@gmail.com
Website: www.lindabuchananformayor.com


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

It has been my honour to serve our community over the past 10 years. Like you, 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 inclusive.

Together we have worked hard. I am proud of what we have accomplished over the years to build a healthy, vibrant community.

Now more than ever, our City needs a Mayor who puts people and community first. Who will keep working together to find those creative and innovative solutions to the challenges we face 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.

I will be that Mayor!

I have the experience, values and leadership to move our community forward.

October 20th, I ask for your support.

Address: 628 East 2nd Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 1E3
Phone:
Email: rodclark4mayor@gmail.com
Website: rodclark4mayor.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Fixing Traffic:

When Rod Clark is Mayor, not a day will go by without Metro Vancouver Mayors, British Columbia’s Premier, and Canada’s Prime Minister getting the message loud and clear: our bridges must be modernized, and the North Shore must be connected to Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain network.

Putting the brakes on the crazy pace of condo construction: The current council has approved 3,620 new housing units, just in the last four years. It’s time to put the brakes on the crazy pace of condo construction.

Here’s what Rod Clark has already done to stand up against the condo craze: Rod voted against: the Crest Adera project, the rezoning of the Harbourside site to condos, the Qualex-Landmark project on Queensbury, the Hollyburn project at 13th and Lonsdale, the Driftwood project on Chesterfield, adding 3,000 units of stacked townhouses to the OCP for Moodyville, and the OCP amendment that paved the way for thousands more condo units along Lonsdale.

Here’s what Rod Clark will do as Mayor: put the priority on affordable rental housing projects, family-oriented housing, and housing for seniors. Send the message to Mayors’ Council, Victoria and Ottawa: we need better roads, bridges and transit for the people who live here.

Address: 365 East 11th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 2H1
Phone: (604) 340-2160
Email: Guy4Mayor@gmail.com
Website: guyheywood.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

GUY HEYWOOD BA (Hons.), MBA, CPA, CGA

Guy is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an MBA from UBC and a BA (Hons.) in Politics from Queen’s University. He worked for several of Canada’s major banks in management, currency trading and corporate lending. He was also Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of a large public company and, later, a co-founder and shareholder of a renewable energy start-up.

Guy was a Councillor in the City of North Vancouver from 2008-2014. Before that, he served on the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, which provides recreation programming in the City and District. Before that, he was elected three times as Trustee and Chair of the North Vancouver School District.

Guy has volunteered with many non-profit community organizations. He was a director at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and served on the boards of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, the North Vancouver Arts Council and North Shore Neighbourhood House, where he has volunteered to prepare tax returns for low-income residents for the past three years.

In 2018, Guy was recognized with one of 20 Canada 150 Community Recognition Awards presented to North Shore residents for “significant and sustained dedication to making North Vancouver a better place to live”.

Address: 784 East 15th Street
North Vancouver, BC  V7L 2S4
Phone: 778-847-1249
Email: kerry.morris1249@gmail.com
Website: www.kerrymorris4mayor.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

As a life long resident, Kerry learned city politics and issues from his father, Frank Morris, a 35 year City employee, the Director of Development finishing his career as Councillor.

City business was daily fare at the Morris dinner table. Kerry’s a 42 year veteran of the transportation industry. At 18, he began driving highway tractor and today has over 2 million miles experience.  At 26, Kerry became a shipboard employee of Imperial Oil. At 28, he began managing daily oil tanker operations for Imperial’s Westcoast Fleet. At 30, he was responsible for all Imperial Oil Marine & Aviation Sales in BC.  At 34, he left Imperial to pursue independent business opportunities.

Kerry started up, managed/owned eleven corporations, employed 285+ people, with combined sales exceeding $40 Million annually.  Business activities included tug and barge, oil reseller/transporter, domestic highway freight operations, energy buying groups, aviation FBO’s, and leasing enterprises.  Retiring in 2013, Kerry ran for Mayor in 2014 coming within 890 votes of winning.

Kerry’s extensive platform kerrymorris4mayor.com 

I pledge to find solutions to our traffic debacle, improve public transit, limit development, improve public parking, administer city affairs openly and honestly, lower taxes and find real solutions to our affordability crisis.

Address: #211 - 315 East 1st Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 1B6
Phone:
Email: michael.willcock@gmail.com


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Born in 1985 in Antigonish Nova Scotia but moving to PEI when only a baby, Mike was raised in a rural community in western Prince Edward Island. From a young age Mike was a dreamer who loved history, science, technology and the natural world. Whether it was digging caves in the snow banks or running besides the waves at the beach, Mike spent a lot of his youth being educated by the sounds, smells and living creatures of the natural world. This love and connection to nature pushed Mike to pursue a career in environmental science and now works as a Hydrometric Research Technologist, monitoring river systems throughout the lower mainland with most of his work taking place on the North Shore.

Having spent the last 10 years living in BC, Mike has made his new home in the City of North Vancouver and has fallen in love with the people, the community and the energy of the city. He knows many of you feel disenfranchised with the lack of candidate options and has stepped forward to give the disenfranchised a reason to get out and vote on October 20th.

Vote for the future, vote for Mike Willcock

Azad, Payam

Address: PO Box 91025 West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3N3
Phone: 604-816-9990
Email:  Payam@telus.net
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

Greetings, I am running for Mayoralty of City of North Vancouver (“ the City”) for this upcoming October 2018 BC Civic Election.

The following is my platform:

1. HOUSING

1.1. 35% of homes and buildings that will be built in the City (of North Vancouver) will belong to municipal government for public housing and for government and public uses such as addition to City Hall and library, Rec. Centers, etc.
1.2. Construction of Public Housing by volunteers and free and/or discounted construction material.
1.3 A ban on foreign ownership on homes and other real estates.
1.4. No more than 1 unit for 1 person.
1.5. Confiscation of empty homes.

2. BANKS

2.1. Imposing a municipal tax on banks and other bank-like financial institutions operating in the City
2.2. Preventing banks from “shark loaning”.

3. HEALTH & RECREATION

3.1. Lions Gate Hospital will be expanded.
3.2. More state of art Rec. Centers and sport facilities including a big outdoor swimming pool for all ages will be built.
3.3. The City will be a drug free municipality.

4. CLEANNESS, BEAUTY, AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF CITY WILL BE ADDRESSED.

Thanks
Payam Azad
Civil Eng Tech, Businessman, Philosopher, Former Union Organizer, & Reformer

Buchanan, Linda

Address: 508 East Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1W2
Phone:
Email: lindabuchanancnv@gmail.com
Website: www.lindabuchananformayor.com


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

It has been my honour to serve our community over the past 10 years. Like you, 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 inclusive.

Together we have worked hard. I am proud of what we have accomplished over the years to build a healthy, vibrant community.

Now more than ever, our City needs a Mayor who puts people and community first. Who will keep working together to find those creative and innovative solutions to the challenges we face 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.

I will be that Mayor!

I have the experience, values and leadership to move our community forward.

October 20th, I ask for your support.

Clark, Rod

Address: 628 East 2nd Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 1E3
Phone:
Email: rodclark4mayor@gmail.com
Website: rodclark4mayor.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Fixing Traffic:

When Rod Clark is Mayor, not a day will go by without Metro Vancouver Mayors, British Columbia’s Premier, and Canada’s Prime Minister getting the message loud and clear: our bridges must be modernized, and the North Shore must be connected to Metro Vancouver’s SkyTrain network.

Putting the brakes on the crazy pace of condo construction: The current council has approved 3,620 new housing units, just in the last four years. It’s time to put the brakes on the crazy pace of condo construction.

Here’s what Rod Clark has already done to stand up against the condo craze: Rod voted against: the Crest Adera project, the rezoning of the Harbourside site to condos, the Qualex-Landmark project on Queensbury, the Hollyburn project at 13th and Lonsdale, the Driftwood project on Chesterfield, adding 3,000 units of stacked townhouses to the OCP for Moodyville, and the OCP amendment that paved the way for thousands more condo units along Lonsdale.

Here’s what Rod Clark will do as Mayor: put the priority on affordable rental housing projects, family-oriented housing, and housing for seniors. Send the message to Mayors’ Council, Victoria and Ottawa: we need better roads, bridges and transit for the people who live here.

Heywood, Guy

Address: 365 East 11th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 2H1
Phone: (604) 340-2160
Email: Guy4Mayor@gmail.com
Website: guyheywood.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

GUY HEYWOOD BA (Hons.), MBA, CPA, CGA

Guy is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an MBA from UBC and a BA (Hons.) in Politics from Queen’s University. He worked for several of Canada’s major banks in management, currency trading and corporate lending. He was also Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of a large public company and, later, a co-founder and shareholder of a renewable energy start-up.

Guy was a Councillor in the City of North Vancouver from 2008-2014. Before that, he served on the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, which provides recreation programming in the City and District. Before that, he was elected three times as Trustee and Chair of the North Vancouver School District.

Guy has volunteered with many non-profit community organizations. He was a director at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and served on the boards of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, the North Vancouver Arts Council and North Shore Neighbourhood House, where he has volunteered to prepare tax returns for low-income residents for the past three years.

In 2018, Guy was recognized with one of 20 Canada 150 Community Recognition Awards presented to North Shore residents for “significant and sustained dedication to making North Vancouver a better place to live”.

Morris, Kerry

Address: 784 East 15th Street
North Vancouver, BC  V7L 2S4
Phone: 778-847-1249
Email: kerry.morris1249@gmail.com
Website: www.kerrymorris4mayor.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

As a life long resident, Kerry learned city politics and issues from his father, Frank Morris, a 35 year City employee, the Director of Development finishing his career as Councillor.

City business was daily fare at the Morris dinner table. Kerry’s a 42 year veteran of the transportation industry. At 18, he began driving highway tractor and today has over 2 million miles experience.  At 26, Kerry became a shipboard employee of Imperial Oil. At 28, he began managing daily oil tanker operations for Imperial’s Westcoast Fleet. At 30, he was responsible for all Imperial Oil Marine & Aviation Sales in BC.  At 34, he left Imperial to pursue independent business opportunities.

Kerry started up, managed/owned eleven corporations, employed 285+ people, with combined sales exceeding $40 Million annually.  Business activities included tug and barge, oil reseller/transporter, domestic highway freight operations, energy buying groups, aviation FBO’s, and leasing enterprises.  Retiring in 2013, Kerry ran for Mayor in 2014 coming within 890 votes of winning.

Kerry’s extensive platform kerrymorris4mayor.com 

I pledge to find solutions to our traffic debacle, improve public transit, limit development, improve public parking, administer city affairs openly and honestly, lower taxes and find real solutions to our affordability crisis.

Willcock, Michael

Address: #211 - 315 East 1st Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 1B6
Phone:
Email: michael.willcock@gmail.com


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Born in 1985 in Antigonish Nova Scotia but moving to PEI when only a baby, Mike was raised in a rural community in western Prince Edward Island. From a young age Mike was a dreamer who loved history, science, technology and the natural world. Whether it was digging caves in the snow banks or running besides the waves at the beach, Mike spent a lot of his youth being educated by the sounds, smells and living creatures of the natural world. This love and connection to nature pushed Mike to pursue a career in environmental science and now works as a Hydrometric Research Technologist, monitoring river systems throughout the lower mainland with most of his work taking place on the North Shore.

Having spent the last 10 years living in BC, Mike has made his new home in the City of North Vancouver and has fallen in love with the people, the community and the energy of the city. He knows many of you feel disenfranchised with the lack of candidate options and has stepped forward to give the disenfranchised a reason to get out and vote on October 20th.

Vote for the future, vote for Mike Willcock


Councillor (Six to be elected)

Address: #429 – 1633 Mackay Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7P 0A2
Phone:
Email: pooneh2@hotmail.com / pooneh4citycouncil@yahoo.com
Website: www.pooneh.ca


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

One Community One Nation One Voice One Heart

GIVE YOUR OPINIONS A VOICE

I’m running for City Council because I believe in this city, the city that has always believed in me. Because of my community works and my strong leadership experience which I have done in 18 years in North Vancouver, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with some of the most brilliant minds, and am endlessly grateful to have met and formed life-long friendships with people all over North Vancouver with smart and great thoughts, Now this is a time to use all your great ideas to build a better city together. My biggest goal is to be your representative and voice. You all know what this city needs better than I do. I’m here to listen. I have my ideas, but I’m just a single voice. Let’s talk and find out what we want as a community. We need new ideas and perspective to make sure that our city works for everyone. I believe in our future. One of the things I love most about living in North Vancouver is that it feels like home. North Vancouver likes any great love; it is, easy to fall in and difficult to get over.

Thank you ❤

Address: 2100 Rufus Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3P9
Phone:
Email: info@hollyback.ca
Website: www.hollyback.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

In 2014, I was elected to my first term as Councillor with the City of North Vancouver. It is an honour to serve my community.

Our city is in the midst of change. One that is bringing a renewed vibrancy– from increased housing choices, to expanded green spaces and walkways, family-oriented gathering spots, and wonderful recreational opportunities.

No matter how positive, however, change can present challenges. We need strong leadership to guide us through this age of renewal, and to ensure that we effectively manage challenges that arise along the way. Working to reduce traffic and congestion. Managing density, while providing housing options for all life stages. And maintaining a prosperous business community. I feel the role of Councillor is to represent the diversity of our community, to be the liaison with our citizens, community groups, and other levels of government.

During my last four years on Council, we made some important decisions that will carry us through for generations. But my work isn’t done. With your support, I will continue to build on that momentum, incorporating your thoughts and ideas, bringing my business-minded and common-sense approach to work for you. Please visit my website to learn more.

Address: #203 – 380 East 1st Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B5
Phone:
Email:  bill@nvcityelection.com
Website:  nvcityelection.com

Nomination Package - PDF

Address: #402 - 137 West 17th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1V5
Phone: 604-987-2355
Email:  donbell@live.ca
Website:  www.donbell.ca

Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

It has been my privilege to serve you as City Councillor for the past seven years. I approach each issue that Council considers using my experience and applying independent thinking and common sense to try and get the best possible decisions for our community.

The main issues for our community continue to be the high rate of new development, parking and traffic congestion, lack of affordable housing, inadequate bus service, a new North Van bus depot, and building a new Harry Jerome Community and Recreation Centre for future community needs, including a new Silver Harbour Senior’s Centre.

For the last four years I have been concerned that a majority of City Council members have approved virtually every application they received. Too much density, too fast. We don’t need to stop all change, but I believe we need to slow down the rate of new development, critically assess the benefits new proposals offer our community and ensure our infrastructure and community services are adequate.

I invite you to visit my website

I ask for your vote to continue serving you as City Councillor. I will stay an independent voice on Council using my political and business experience to serve our community.

Address: #413 - 135 East 17th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0C4
Phone: 778 683 4015
Email: annaboltenko4council@gmail.com
Website: annaboltenko4council.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

Anna will bring a wealth of experience, ideas, passion and openness to City of North Vancouver Council.

She graduated from the Royal Roads University with a Master’s Degree in municipal management and environmental studies, is an advocate and volunteer for encouraging local food sourcing, and is an active volunteer in several other community and regional projects.

Anna will apply her deep understanding of sustainable community development to become a champion of collaboration for North Vancouver city residents who have lost trust in their current local government. Residents are rightfully concerned about unaffordable housing, overcrowded transit services, congested traffic and overwhelming development in their neighborhoods.

At the core of her belief is the principle that the city should be a community that is created together, and is not just a “place where we live”. Anna will stand up for the residents to improve their quality of life and social inclusiveness.

She will be a trusted, open and honest councilor who will listen to residents and work collaboratively with everyone.

In summary, Anna will work to promote community engagement, community consultation and transparency in city decision making processes.

Address: Box 1053 - 1641 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC   V7M 2J5
Phone: 604 908-6711
Email: bob@bobfearnley.com
Website: www.bobfearnley.com


Nomination Papers - PDF


Candidate Profile

I’m running for City Council because I want to have a community that my children and my grandchildren can call their home.

The high cost of housing, traffic congestion and a council that has put the needs of developers ahead of our residents are some of the issues that you have told me you want to change.

And, that’s why I have decided to run again for City Council.

  1. I have a practical plan to create more affordable housing. Housing for our seniors, young families and our kids.
  2. I will advocate for better transit like bringing the skytrain to North Vancouver because traffic has become a nightmare.
  3. I’m committed to working positively with all members of council, whoever they may be. We need a council that works as team.

I have leadership skills and political experience. I’ve lived and worked here my whole life. And I love this community.

I was a City Councillor for five terms, a former president of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association, former Chair of the Lower Mainland Substance Abuse Strategy Committee, and a Board Member of Union of BC Municipalities.

This Election Vote for Bob Fearnley - Because Change Can’t Wait.

Address: 263 East 11th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2G8
Phone:
Email:  info@angelagirard.ca
Website:  www.angelagirard.ca


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

As a young child, I watched my father serve his constituents in a humble, rural Manitoba riding. It is from this modest beginning that I became passionate about my civic duty: citizen advocacy and community building.

Upon establishing myself on the North Shore in 2002, I began my career in property management where I developed skills in resolving conflict and representing the rights and concerns of homeowners. Sixteen years later, I have owned my own business and now work as a professional and enjoy volunteering and being a mom.

I hope to be able to use my skills to advocate for more affordable housing, reduced traffic congestion and improved well-being for our families. I am passionate about people and connecting with the diverse communities here in our City. Listening, collaborating and serving the needs of this community would be my utmost privilege.

“I have the pleasure of serving on an Operations Board with Angela and have witnessed firsthand her dedication, passion, commitment and collaborative style of engagement. Angela understands what is needed to create a vibrant and healthy community. North Vancouver will be well served by this talented and hardworking individual.” – Ted Kuntz, Chair, L’Arche Greater Vancouver (Community Living)

Address: 248 27th Street West
North Vancouver, BC V7N 2H2
Phone: 778-893-7818
Email: Joe@heilman.ca
Website: JoeHeilman.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Joe Heilman will be running to be City Councillor. “It will be my pleasure to serve the community when elected.” Says Heilman. “Our community deserves an experienced leader who cares about affordable housing, recreation facilities, seniors services and better transportation.”

Heilman’s experience is proven by having been Owner, Director, Chairman or Volunteer of more than 20 community and international organizations. “I enjoy working with people and making organizations run smoothly”

Family is at the top of Heilman’s priority and has four children with his wife Melissa. “I enjoy spending time with my family in the community. My kids plays hockey at Harry Jerome, football and soccer at Fen Burdett. We love hiking on the Grouse Grind and trails of North Vancouver.”

Joe grew up on a farm in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and was a multiple record setting long distance runner and sports team captain. “I’ve always been a hard worker and team leader.”

Joe Heilman is the owner of Heilman Renovations, a North Vancouver renovation company that specializes in kitchen, bathroom and home renovations and was featured on Vancouver’s Love it or List. Heilman Renovations has made substantial contributions to community organizations like Challenger’s Baseball and Children’s Wish Foundation.

Address: 748 Ridgeway Avenue,
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B7
Phone:
Email:
Website: votetinahu.com


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

I’m Tina Hu, a mother, finance professional, immigrant, and proud Canadian who lives in North Vancouver with my husband Isaac and our four children. My Canadian story began in 2001, when I arrived as an international student pursuing my undergraduate degree in Economics at Carleton University. After graduating with highest honours, I followed up with a master’s in Economics at UBC. I currently work as an independent business consultant.

The past few years has seen change in our city—a revitalized Lonsdale, new parks, the green necklace and Spirit Trail, more housing choices for young families and seniors, and improvements to transit service.

We also face new challenges—the inter-related issues of escalating rents and home prices and increasingly congested arterial roads and bridges. I am happy to see the positive changes and I want to be part of securing our city’s future liveability – through high-quality amenities, affordability and housing choice, sustainable transportation planning, and vibrant cultural contributions from our diverse community members.

I’m running for city council because I’m optimistic about the future of our city. It would be a distinct honour to serve as your representative: to listen, to help, and to make positive change.

Address: 352 West 17th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1V8
Phone:
Email: ken4citycouncil@gmail.com
Website: www.kenizatt.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

You deserve a city councillor who will work hard for you. If you live in the city, or have a business here, you are my priority. City Council must look for ways to improve traffic, parking, transit, preserve our rental housing and encourage appropriate housing for young people, families and our seniors. We also need to improve the public's access to City Council. I know what it takes to find solutions, prioritise, and work with other members of city council to get things done.

I served six years as a volunteer on the City`s Social Planning Advisory Committee advising city council on social issues and adjudicating community grant applications. I currently serve on the Friends Society Board of Directors for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, working towards our new museum.

I grew up in North Vancouver and I have lived in the City for 40 years. I currently live with my wife and two sons in the Mahon Park neighbourhood. I attended Sutherland and Argyle schools and I hold a Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management from UBC. I am a running as an independent as I believe our city can be much more liveable than it is today

Address: 456 West Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC   V7M 1M3
Phone:
Email: alborzjab@gmail.com
Website: www.votealborz.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Alborz is passionate about serving his hometown, our local businesses and those who call it home. He is committed to ensuring the quality of life past generations have enjoyed that made North Vancouver a special place can be passed along to future generations, of all backgrounds. Protecting affordable rental stock is of paramount concern; we need our workers to be able to live in North Vancouver. Our approach towards growth must be more comprehensive and balanced than it has been in the past. In our quest to adapt to change with housing, we must provide better affordable housing options. The North Shore Transportation Planning Project is a novel and excellent step for moving our transportation needs forward.

Alborz is a trilingual local business owner who has lived in North Vancouver for 26 years, graduated from Handsworth Secondary School, and holds a triple major in Political Science, French, and History from Simon Fraser University. He is running as an independent, is passionate about protecting our environment, aboriginal reconciliation, and ensuring local residents have their voices fairly represented in council.

Address: 202 West 26th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7N 2G4
Phone:
Email: micaforcouncil@gmail.com
Website: www.micajensen.com


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Nearly a third of the City’s population is under the age of thirty, and more than half is female. I am running for City council because I want to do my part to ensure that these two historically underrepresented groups have a seat at the table as we choose our future. I am a student at Simon Fraser University, and I have lived on the North Shore for nearly all my life.

By encouraging more compact and affordable development, and better public transport infrastructure, we can do more to address the housing crisis. This would allow people to live, shop and work closer to home. This would in turn reduce the need to drive, help address our traffic problems, but also help our environment. Environmentalism is the lens I will look through when considering opportunities for our beautiful city.

Address: 575 Boundary Road
Vancouver, BC V5K 4S5
Phone: 778-997-5626
Email: Alobo647@gmail.com
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

Working as a chef professionally over the last decade has brought me to many places. Out of everywhere I’ve lived, North Van has the most potential to not follow in the growing trend. That being a rise in unaffordable housing, impractical public transportation, an indiscretion towards waste management and a lack of local agriculture.

I’m a firm believer that in order to create change and implement innovation, you have to have a contrast of ideas and viewpoints. That’s what I’ll bring to the table as a council member of the City of North Vancouver.

My focuses will be:

  • Creating more affordable housing for young working professionals and students
    • Local businesses will be able to offer more to its local clientele by having a better available workforce
  • Creating a better and more accessible transit system
    • Reducing the number of cars on the road
    • Catering to the drastic influx of housing being currently built in our city
  • Taking a deeper look into local agriculture
    • Finding more funding for local farms will not only create more affordable food for our citizens but local businesses as well
    • Will also limit the amount of large trucks on the roads for delivery

Address: 280 East 11th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 2G7
Email: johnmccann449@hotmail.com

Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

My name is John McCann and I am hoping for the honour to serve the citizens of North Vancouver City as an independent Councillor in the upcoming Civic Election on October 20.

Born in Vancouver but having lived in the City of North Vancouver for over 30 years, I have a strong pulse on the needs of our community. I reside with my wife Mirabel and our most precious gift; our 7 year old daughter Mary Catherine (Kate).

For the past 25 years I have been involved in seniors transportation needs on the North Shore. The past 12 years as the Operator of the North Shore Seniors Go Bus.

From 2011-2016 I have been involved in Property Management, responsible for over 100 units in the City of North Vancouver. Being involved in the seniors’ community, being engaged with developers and property management, as well as having a grade 2 daughter, makes me a well-rounded candidate. I will not make promises to solve the affordability housing crises or the transportation woes of the North Shore. But what I will promise is to listen and to learn from you the people of the City of North Vancouver! Thank you for your support.

Address: 2010 Jones Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2W6
Phone:
Email:  mack@votemack.ca
Website: www.votemack.ca


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Mack McCorkindale is a young professional and an outspoken advocate for housing affordability, transportation solutions, and civic engagement. As a renter and someone who grew up in North Vancouver, he is deeply concerned that people are being driven out of our community due to the high cost of living and the inability to find housing.

Mack grew up in the Grand Boulevard area and attended Ridgeway Elementary and Sutherland Secondary before moving onto Capilano University and Simon Fraser University. He currently works in a government office serving the people of North Vancouver, where he connects them to government services and advocates on their behalf. 

PRIORITIES:

  • Housing: We need to be building a diversity of housing options so that we can provide affordable homes for North Vancouverites.
  • Transportation: Working people commuting from elsewhere is now the most significant cause of our congestion. We need to invest in more housing options and expand public transit so we can get North Van moving again. 
  • Engagement: Government should be more open, accessible, and reflective of the makeup of our community. 

He will never stop working to ensure that the people who work in this community can afford to live here too.  

Address: #14 - 225 West 14th Street
North Vancouver V7M 1P4
Phone: 604 992 6462
Email: info@jessicamcilroy.com
Website: www.jessicamcilroy.com


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Jessica is a sustainability leader, mother of two, and passionate member of her Central Lonsdale community. She is running for City Council to work collectively for a sustainable, affordable and equitable North Van. This means finding collaborative solutions to housing and transportation, providing inclusive services to all community members, and being a leader on climate action.

Over the past 15 years Jessica has held leadership positions with a number of clean energy and sustainability non-profit organizations, advocating for change and working to move the public and private sectors, and individuals, from awareness to action.

Jessica has lived in the City of North Vancouver since 2006 and is proud to now be raising her girls here and doing her part to contribute to a thriving community. She has participated in the City's Parks and Environment Committee, currently Chairs the Queen Mary School PAC, is Vice-Chair of the North Shore Women's Centre, and continuously support numerous school and community initiatives.

Her vision for North Vancouver reflects her values of social inclusion, sustainability leadership, climate action, and prosperity for all.

Address: 842 Cumberland Crescent
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1Y4
Phone: 604-836-3172
Email: rpolly@shaw.ca
Website:


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I have lived in the City since 1981 and on the North Shore all my life .

My first experience with City of NV issues was saving 7 little parcels of land that were scattered around the City back in the 80’s. The City had put them up for sale without public consultation. After getting it on the ballot, the vote was almost 100 % for park. No surprise when citizens have a choice. Now people and animals enjoy these little green spaces forever.

Over the years I have been involved in many committees, community planning processes, parks, schools and animal welfare.

Preserving heritage buildings, public lands and the environment have always been close to my heart.

My goals if elected would be to put the residents back on the driver’s seat at City Hall. I’m fully independent.

Goals:

  • New park for Lower Lonsdale
  • K-4 school for Lower Lonsdale and new theatre
  • Stop property taxes from escalating
  • Work to get people & traffic moving again on the North Shore
  • Retain public lands for public use
  • Retain older rental stock
  • Senior assisted housing that includes full care & memory care
  • Promote owner co-op housing
  • Sports complex for the North Shore.

Address: 337 West 16th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T9
Phone:
Email: shahriari4council@gmail.com
Website: www.shahriari.ca


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It was summer of 1984.  I was a newcomer and a teenager - struggling to find work and having a hard time getting college admission.  The buses were on strike and I had no other way than hitch-hiking to get around.  A kind stranger from North Vancouver gave me a ride that day and invited me to visit him in his workplace.  He turned out to be the admissions dean at Douglas College and helped me get my college admission and first library job. That act of kindness instilled in me a long lasting sense of gratitude.

My experience in management, project planning and analysis makes me uniquely qualified to consider proposals constantly coming before Council.  As a Project Management Professional (PMP) with an Executive MBA degree, I work as a transportation technology planning and analysis manager, and teach project and operations management in Langara College.

Passionate about North Vancouver, I authored North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Neighbourhood.  Committed to community service, I served on the Board of North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission from 2002 to 2009, including two years as Chair.  A City Library Board Trustee for one year, I went on to serve as Chair for five years.

Address: Evergreen House 231 East 15th
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7
Phone: 604 988 3131 (4546)

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I am a member of COPE – Vancouver, but will be running in the City of North Vancouver as an independent.  I live in Evergreen House on the Second floor for the past five years on the North side.  I have been interested in politics for the past 10 or 15 years. Running in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections. 

My views haven’t changed all that much, housing and advocacy, policy demands, rent freezes, and rent controls.  Fighting developers.  Watching large groups of people leave, developers and the rich stay.  We are coming to the end of high density.  We need an end to developer control.  In North Van groups based on one slate and one program must be started.  The most important is housing.  We need a housing authority.  We must fight developers and establishment in North Van.  I intend to seek for a fourth time in the City of North Van:

  1. Social housing
  2. Ward system
  3. Amalgamation
  4. Justice for First Nations
  5. Expanded universal public services in health, transportation and transit.
Address: #606 – 160 East 6th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1P2
Phone:
Email: bjthorburn22@gmail.com


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Born & Raised in the City

Having lived in the City of North Vancouver for 28 years, it has been quite an experience. In fact, up until I was 26, I lived in the very same home I grew up in. My mother has recently retired from Lions Gate Hospital where she was a neonatal nurse and my father a welder at the Shipyards at the bottom of Lonsdale. They raised my younger twin brothers and I in this City. We played on many of the local sports teams and all graduated from Carson Graham Secondary, and then went on to Capilano University to get our post-secondary degrees. I have always been a part of this City, and it is the right choice to run for City Council and give back to the community I love.

My goal is to listen, learn, and help in any way possible. 

Address: #2 - 420 West Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1M3
Phone:
Email: tofigh4councillor@gmail.com
Website: thomastofigh.ca

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Address: #14 - 168 East Esplanade Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7L 4X8
Phone:
Email:  tony@tonyvalente.ca
Website:  www.tonyvalente.ca


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Tony is an urban thinker and community leader living in lower Lonsdale with his wife, Elena.

Tony is running for Council to bring community-based, future-focused ideas for a more livable City. He will work to improve the quality of life for all citizens. This means creating viable transportation and housing options to address gridlock and housing affordability. It also means increasing public space, in particular green space to balance ongoing urban development. Tony will also revitalize the 2008 Economic Development plan to encourage employment in the City.

Tony attended St. Thomas Aquinas and has lived in the City for twelve years. During the past 10 years, Tony has worked as a project manager delivering complex infrastructure projects in the public utility sector. With an MBA and a background in accounting, he is suited to manage public funds in a fiscally responsible manner.

    He has served on several civic committees:
  • Advisory Planning Commission
  • Major Infrastructure Projects
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House
  • HUB Cycling
  • Low Level Road and Port Area Community Liaison Committee
  • Waterfront Industrial Noise Control Committee

Tony’s vision is to ensure that North Vancouver City Council improves the quality of life for all citizens to create an even more livable city.

Address: 622 East 4th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1J8
Phone: 604 418-6901
Email: vote@antjewilson.com
Website: antjewilson.com

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I am proud to call the City of North Vancouver my home. We've raised our family here.

I have always believed that giving back to your community makes for better communities. Through my past and current volunteer roles on the North Shore I have been preparing myself to participate in a more public role in helping my community.

I have been the Chair for the Social Planning Advisory Committee for the city, Director of DI, a youth organization, organizing hundreds of volunteers and teams in BC. Currently, I coach volleyball and own and operate a distribution business. I also volunteer with local provincial and federal parties and have organized many community events.

To keep the City of North Van one of the best municipalities, we need civic leadership that is focused on its constituents' vision for their community. The past several years has seen our elected civic leaders use a “top down, we know better” approach to governing our city. I want to be a civic leader that helps build and cultivate a culture in City Hall that puts citizens in charge of the vision for our community.

I'm committed to working for and with our community.

Address: 2705 Edgemont Boulevard
North Vancouver V7R 2N3
Phone: 604-722-8491
Email: maxzahedi4council@gmail.com
Website: www.maxzahedi.com


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SUSTAINABLE GROWTH FOR BETTER TOMORROW

Max lived in North Van for more than 30 years, married with kids, BSc from SFU, MBA from UOP.

Growth is inevitable: let’s be proactive

  1. Affordable rental and housing:
    1. Sustainable Growth, a gradual increase in density to meet the demand and infrastructure
    2. Working and collaborating with developers, and provincial/federal government to increase rental apartments
  2. Traffic:
    1. Bringing Sky Train to the City of North Vancouver
    2. Adding electric bike sharing at the sea bus station, central Lonsdale and upper Lonsdale to reduce traffic.
  3. Environment:
    1. Saying goodbye to Styrofoam and plastic disposables (e.g., plastic straw and plates).
    2. To create a long-term program toward zero waste.
  4. Vibrant commercial environment:
    1. Generating income for the city by encouraging commercial opportunities for investors to utilize the unused potential of the city such as theme parks, and/or outlet malls, and/or nightlife combined with a convention center and hotel at lower Lonsdale instead of raising residence and commercial taxes to pay for sustainable future growth.
    2. Support home business to reduce traffic and increase residence income by initiating local market in the city like Saturday/Sunday Market and giving locals an opportunity to provide products/services directly to consumers.

Alizadeh, Pooneh

Address: #429 – 1633 Mackay Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7P 0A2
Phone:
Email: pooneh2@hotmail.com / pooneh4citycouncil@yahoo.com
Website: www.pooneh.ca


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One Community One Nation One Voice One Heart

GIVE YOUR OPINIONS A VOICE

I’m running for City Council because I believe in this city, the city that has always believed in me. Because of my community works and my strong leadership experience which I have done in 18 years in North Vancouver, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with some of the most brilliant minds, and am endlessly grateful to have met and formed life-long friendships with people all over North Vancouver with smart and great thoughts, Now this is a time to use all your great ideas to build a better city together. My biggest goal is to be your representative and voice. You all know what this city needs better than I do. I’m here to listen. I have my ideas, but I’m just a single voice. Let’s talk and find out what we want as a community. We need new ideas and perspective to make sure that our city works for everyone. I believe in our future. One of the things I love most about living in North Vancouver is that it feels like home. North Vancouver likes any great love; it is, easy to fall in and difficult to get over.

Thank you ❤

Back, Holly

Address: 2100 Rufus Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3P9
Phone:
Email: info@hollyback.ca
Website: www.hollyback.ca


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In 2014, I was elected to my first term as Councillor with the City of North Vancouver. It is an honour to serve my community.

Our city is in the midst of change. One that is bringing a renewed vibrancy– from increased housing choices, to expanded green spaces and walkways, family-oriented gathering spots, and wonderful recreational opportunities.

No matter how positive, however, change can present challenges. We need strong leadership to guide us through this age of renewal, and to ensure that we effectively manage challenges that arise along the way. Working to reduce traffic and congestion. Managing density, while providing housing options for all life stages. And maintaining a prosperous business community. I feel the role of Councillor is to represent the diversity of our community, to be the liaison with our citizens, community groups, and other levels of government.

During my last four years on Council, we made some important decisions that will carry us through for generations. But my work isn’t done. With your support, I will continue to build on that momentum, incorporating your thoughts and ideas, bringing my business-minded and common-sense approach to work for you. Please visit my website to learn more.

Bell, Bill

Address: #203 – 380 East 1st Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B5
Phone:
Email:  bill@nvcityelection.com
Website:  nvcityelection.com

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Bell, Don

Address: #402 - 137 West 17th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1V5
Phone: 604-987-2355
Email:  donbell@live.ca
Website:  www.donbell.ca

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Candidate Profile

It has been my privilege to serve you as City Councillor for the past seven years. I approach each issue that Council considers using my experience and applying independent thinking and common sense to try and get the best possible decisions for our community.

The main issues for our community continue to be the high rate of new development, parking and traffic congestion, lack of affordable housing, inadequate bus service, a new North Van bus depot, and building a new Harry Jerome Community and Recreation Centre for future community needs, including a new Silver Harbour Senior’s Centre.

For the last four years I have been concerned that a majority of City Council members have approved virtually every application they received. Too much density, too fast. We don’t need to stop all change, but I believe we need to slow down the rate of new development, critically assess the benefits new proposals offer our community and ensure our infrastructure and community services are adequate.

I invite you to visit my website

I ask for your vote to continue serving you as City Councillor. I will stay an independent voice on Council using my political and business experience to serve our community.

Boltenko, Anna

Address: #413 - 135 East 17th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0C4
Phone: 778 683 4015
Email: annaboltenko4council@gmail.com
Website: annaboltenko4council.com


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Anna will bring a wealth of experience, ideas, passion and openness to City of North Vancouver Council.

She graduated from the Royal Roads University with a Master’s Degree in municipal management and environmental studies, is an advocate and volunteer for encouraging local food sourcing, and is an active volunteer in several other community and regional projects.

Anna will apply her deep understanding of sustainable community development to become a champion of collaboration for North Vancouver city residents who have lost trust in their current local government. Residents are rightfully concerned about unaffordable housing, overcrowded transit services, congested traffic and overwhelming development in their neighborhoods.

At the core of her belief is the principle that the city should be a community that is created together, and is not just a “place where we live”. Anna will stand up for the residents to improve their quality of life and social inclusiveness.

She will be a trusted, open and honest councilor who will listen to residents and work collaboratively with everyone.

In summary, Anna will work to promote community engagement, community consultation and transparency in city decision making processes.

Fearnley, Bob

Address: Box 1053 - 1641 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC   V7M 2J5
Phone: 604 908-6711
Email: bob@bobfearnley.com
Website: www.bobfearnley.com


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I’m running for City Council because I want to have a community that my children and my grandchildren can call their home.

The high cost of housing, traffic congestion and a council that has put the needs of developers ahead of our residents are some of the issues that you have told me you want to change.

And, that’s why I have decided to run again for City Council.

  1. I have a practical plan to create more affordable housing. Housing for our seniors, young families and our kids.
  2. I will advocate for better transit like bringing the skytrain to North Vancouver because traffic has become a nightmare.
  3. I’m committed to working positively with all members of council, whoever they may be. We need a council that works as team.

I have leadership skills and political experience. I’ve lived and worked here my whole life. And I love this community.

I was a City Councillor for five terms, a former president of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association, former Chair of the Lower Mainland Substance Abuse Strategy Committee, and a Board Member of Union of BC Municipalities.

This Election Vote for Bob Fearnley - Because Change Can’t Wait.

Girard, Angela

Address: 263 East 11th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2G8
Phone:
Email:  info@angelagirard.ca
Website:  www.angelagirard.ca


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As a young child, I watched my father serve his constituents in a humble, rural Manitoba riding. It is from this modest beginning that I became passionate about my civic duty: citizen advocacy and community building.

Upon establishing myself on the North Shore in 2002, I began my career in property management where I developed skills in resolving conflict and representing the rights and concerns of homeowners. Sixteen years later, I have owned my own business and now work as a professional and enjoy volunteering and being a mom.

I hope to be able to use my skills to advocate for more affordable housing, reduced traffic congestion and improved well-being for our families. I am passionate about people and connecting with the diverse communities here in our City. Listening, collaborating and serving the needs of this community would be my utmost privilege.

“I have the pleasure of serving on an Operations Board with Angela and have witnessed firsthand her dedication, passion, commitment and collaborative style of engagement. Angela understands what is needed to create a vibrant and healthy community. North Vancouver will be well served by this talented and hardworking individual.” – Ted Kuntz, Chair, L’Arche Greater Vancouver (Community Living)

Heilman, Joe

Address: 248 27th Street West
North Vancouver, BC V7N 2H2
Phone: 778-893-7818
Email: Joe@heilman.ca
Website: JoeHeilman.ca


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Joe Heilman will be running to be City Councillor. “It will be my pleasure to serve the community when elected.” Says Heilman. “Our community deserves an experienced leader who cares about affordable housing, recreation facilities, seniors services and better transportation.”

Heilman’s experience is proven by having been Owner, Director, Chairman or Volunteer of more than 20 community and international organizations. “I enjoy working with people and making organizations run smoothly”

Family is at the top of Heilman’s priority and has four children with his wife Melissa. “I enjoy spending time with my family in the community. My kids plays hockey at Harry Jerome, football and soccer at Fen Burdett. We love hiking on the Grouse Grind and trails of North Vancouver.”

Joe grew up on a farm in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and was a multiple record setting long distance runner and sports team captain. “I’ve always been a hard worker and team leader.”

Joe Heilman is the owner of Heilman Renovations, a North Vancouver renovation company that specializes in kitchen, bathroom and home renovations and was featured on Vancouver’s Love it or List. Heilman Renovations has made substantial contributions to community organizations like Challenger’s Baseball and Children’s Wish Foundation.

Hu, Tina

Address: 748 Ridgeway Avenue,
North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B7
Phone:
Email:
Website: votetinahu.com


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I’m Tina Hu, a mother, finance professional, immigrant, and proud Canadian who lives in North Vancouver with my husband Isaac and our four children. My Canadian story began in 2001, when I arrived as an international student pursuing my undergraduate degree in Economics at Carleton University. After graduating with highest honours, I followed up with a master’s in Economics at UBC. I currently work as an independent business consultant.

The past few years has seen change in our city—a revitalized Lonsdale, new parks, the green necklace and Spirit Trail, more housing choices for young families and seniors, and improvements to transit service.

We also face new challenges—the inter-related issues of escalating rents and home prices and increasingly congested arterial roads and bridges. I am happy to see the positive changes and I want to be part of securing our city’s future liveability – through high-quality amenities, affordability and housing choice, sustainable transportation planning, and vibrant cultural contributions from our diverse community members.

I’m running for city council because I’m optimistic about the future of our city. It would be a distinct honour to serve as your representative: to listen, to help, and to make positive change.

Izatt, Kenneth

Address: 352 West 17th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1V8
Phone:
Email: ken4citycouncil@gmail.com
Website: www.kenizatt.ca


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You deserve a city councillor who will work hard for you. If you live in the city, or have a business here, you are my priority. City Council must look for ways to improve traffic, parking, transit, preserve our rental housing and encourage appropriate housing for young people, families and our seniors. We also need to improve the public's access to City Council. I know what it takes to find solutions, prioritise, and work with other members of city council to get things done.

I served six years as a volunteer on the City`s Social Planning Advisory Committee advising city council on social issues and adjudicating community grant applications. I currently serve on the Friends Society Board of Directors for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, working towards our new museum.

I grew up in North Vancouver and I have lived in the City for 40 years. I currently live with my wife and two sons in the Mahon Park neighbourhood. I attended Sutherland and Argyle schools and I hold a Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management from UBC. I am a running as an independent as I believe our city can be much more liveable than it is today

Jaberolansar, Alborz

Address: 456 West Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC   V7M 1M3
Phone:
Email: alborzjab@gmail.com
Website: www.votealborz.ca


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Alborz is passionate about serving his hometown, our local businesses and those who call it home. He is committed to ensuring the quality of life past generations have enjoyed that made North Vancouver a special place can be passed along to future generations, of all backgrounds. Protecting affordable rental stock is of paramount concern; we need our workers to be able to live in North Vancouver. Our approach towards growth must be more comprehensive and balanced than it has been in the past. In our quest to adapt to change with housing, we must provide better affordable housing options. The North Shore Transportation Planning Project is a novel and excellent step for moving our transportation needs forward.

Alborz is a trilingual local business owner who has lived in North Vancouver for 26 years, graduated from Handsworth Secondary School, and holds a triple major in Political Science, French, and History from Simon Fraser University. He is running as an independent, is passionate about protecting our environment, aboriginal reconciliation, and ensuring local residents have their voices fairly represented in council.

Jensen, Mica

Address: 202 West 26th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7N 2G4
Phone:
Email: micaforcouncil@gmail.com
Website: www.micajensen.com


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Nearly a third of the City’s population is under the age of thirty, and more than half is female. I am running for City council because I want to do my part to ensure that these two historically underrepresented groups have a seat at the table as we choose our future. I am a student at Simon Fraser University, and I have lived on the North Shore for nearly all my life.

By encouraging more compact and affordable development, and better public transport infrastructure, we can do more to address the housing crisis. This would allow people to live, shop and work closer to home. This would in turn reduce the need to drive, help address our traffic problems, but also help our environment. Environmentalism is the lens I will look through when considering opportunities for our beautiful city.

Lobo, Aaron

Address: 575 Boundary Road
Vancouver, BC V5K 4S5
Phone: 778-997-5626
Email: Alobo647@gmail.com
Website:


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Working as a chef professionally over the last decade has brought me to many places. Out of everywhere I’ve lived, North Van has the most potential to not follow in the growing trend. That being a rise in unaffordable housing, impractical public transportation, an indiscretion towards waste management and a lack of local agriculture.

I’m a firm believer that in order to create change and implement innovation, you have to have a contrast of ideas and viewpoints. That’s what I’ll bring to the table as a council member of the City of North Vancouver.

My focuses will be:

  • Creating more affordable housing for young working professionals and students
    • Local businesses will be able to offer more to its local clientele by having a better available workforce
  • Creating a better and more accessible transit system
    • Reducing the number of cars on the road
    • Catering to the drastic influx of housing being currently built in our city
  • Taking a deeper look into local agriculture
    • Finding more funding for local farms will not only create more affordable food for our citizens but local businesses as well
    • Will also limit the amount of large trucks on the roads for delivery

McCann, John

Address: 280 East 11th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 2G7
Email: johnmccann449@hotmail.com

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My name is John McCann and I am hoping for the honour to serve the citizens of North Vancouver City as an independent Councillor in the upcoming Civic Election on October 20.

Born in Vancouver but having lived in the City of North Vancouver for over 30 years, I have a strong pulse on the needs of our community. I reside with my wife Mirabel and our most precious gift; our 7 year old daughter Mary Catherine (Kate).

For the past 25 years I have been involved in seniors transportation needs on the North Shore. The past 12 years as the Operator of the North Shore Seniors Go Bus.

From 2011-2016 I have been involved in Property Management, responsible for over 100 units in the City of North Vancouver. Being involved in the seniors’ community, being engaged with developers and property management, as well as having a grade 2 daughter, makes me a well-rounded candidate. I will not make promises to solve the affordability housing crises or the transportation woes of the North Shore. But what I will promise is to listen and to learn from you the people of the City of North Vancouver! Thank you for your support.

McCorkindale, Mack

Address: 2010 Jones Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2W6
Phone:
Email:  mack@votemack.ca
Website: www.votemack.ca


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Candidate Profile:

Mack McCorkindale is a young professional and an outspoken advocate for housing affordability, transportation solutions, and civic engagement. As a renter and someone who grew up in North Vancouver, he is deeply concerned that people are being driven out of our community due to the high cost of living and the inability to find housing.

Mack grew up in the Grand Boulevard area and attended Ridgeway Elementary and Sutherland Secondary before moving onto Capilano University and Simon Fraser University. He currently works in a government office serving the people of North Vancouver, where he connects them to government services and advocates on their behalf. 

PRIORITIES:

  • Housing: We need to be building a diversity of housing options so that we can provide affordable homes for North Vancouverites.
  • Transportation: Working people commuting from elsewhere is now the most significant cause of our congestion. We need to invest in more housing options and expand public transit so we can get North Van moving again. 
  • Engagement: Government should be more open, accessible, and reflective of the makeup of our community. 

He will never stop working to ensure that the people who work in this community can afford to live here too.  

McIlroy, Jessica

Address: #14 - 225 West 14th Street
North Vancouver V7M 1P4
Phone: 604 992 6462
Email: info@jessicamcilroy.com
Website: www.jessicamcilroy.com


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Jessica is a sustainability leader, mother of two, and passionate member of her Central Lonsdale community. She is running for City Council to work collectively for a sustainable, affordable and equitable North Van. This means finding collaborative solutions to housing and transportation, providing inclusive services to all community members, and being a leader on climate action.

Over the past 15 years Jessica has held leadership positions with a number of clean energy and sustainability non-profit organizations, advocating for change and working to move the public and private sectors, and individuals, from awareness to action.

Jessica has lived in the City of North Vancouver since 2006 and is proud to now be raising her girls here and doing her part to contribute to a thriving community. She has participated in the City's Parks and Environment Committee, currently Chairs the Queen Mary School PAC, is Vice-Chair of the North Shore Women's Centre, and continuously support numerous school and community initiatives.

Her vision for North Vancouver reflects her values of social inclusion, sustainability leadership, climate action, and prosperity for all.

Polly, Ron

Address: 842 Cumberland Crescent
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1Y4
Phone: 604-836-3172
Email: rpolly@shaw.ca
Website:


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I have lived in the City since 1981 and on the North Shore all my life .

My first experience with City of NV issues was saving 7 little parcels of land that were scattered around the City back in the 80’s. The City had put them up for sale without public consultation. After getting it on the ballot, the vote was almost 100 % for park. No surprise when citizens have a choice. Now people and animals enjoy these little green spaces forever.

Over the years I have been involved in many committees, community planning processes, parks, schools and animal welfare.

Preserving heritage buildings, public lands and the environment have always been close to my heart.

My goals if elected would be to put the residents back on the driver’s seat at City Hall. I’m fully independent.

Goals:

  • New park for Lower Lonsdale
  • K-4 school for Lower Lonsdale and new theatre
  • Stop property taxes from escalating
  • Work to get people & traffic moving again on the North Shore
  • Retain public lands for public use
  • Retain older rental stock
  • Senior assisted housing that includes full care & memory care
  • Promote owner co-op housing
  • Sports complex for the North Shore.

Shahriari, Shervin

Address: 337 West 16th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T9
Phone:
Email: shahriari4council@gmail.com
Website: www.shahriari.ca


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

It was summer of 1984.  I was a newcomer and a teenager - struggling to find work and having a hard time getting college admission.  The buses were on strike and I had no other way than hitch-hiking to get around.  A kind stranger from North Vancouver gave me a ride that day and invited me to visit him in his workplace.  He turned out to be the admissions dean at Douglas College and helped me get my college admission and first library job. That act of kindness instilled in me a long lasting sense of gratitude.

My experience in management, project planning and analysis makes me uniquely qualified to consider proposals constantly coming before Council.  As a Project Management Professional (PMP) with an Executive MBA degree, I work as a transportation technology planning and analysis manager, and teach project and operations management in Langara College.

Passionate about North Vancouver, I authored North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Neighbourhood.  Committed to community service, I served on the Board of North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission from 2002 to 2009, including two years as Chair.  A City Library Board Trustee for one year, I went on to serve as Chair for five years.

Sostad, Ron

Address: Evergreen House 231 East 15th
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7
Phone: 604 988 3131 (4546)

Nomination Package PDF

Candidate Profile

I am a member of COPE – Vancouver, but will be running in the City of North Vancouver as an independent.  I live in Evergreen House on the Second floor for the past five years on the North side.  I have been interested in politics for the past 10 or 15 years. Running in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections. 

My views haven’t changed all that much, housing and advocacy, policy demands, rent freezes, and rent controls.  Fighting developers.  Watching large groups of people leave, developers and the rich stay.  We are coming to the end of high density.  We need an end to developer control.  In North Van groups based on one slate and one program must be started.  The most important is housing.  We need a housing authority.  We must fight developers and establishment in North Van.  I intend to seek for a fourth time in the City of North Van:

  1. Social housing
  2. Ward system
  3. Amalgamation
  4. Justice for First Nations
  5. Expanded universal public services in health, transportation and transit.

Thorburn, Brett

Address: #606 – 160 East 6th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1P2
Phone:
Email: bjthorburn22@gmail.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

Born & Raised in the City

Having lived in the City of North Vancouver for 28 years, it has been quite an experience. In fact, up until I was 26, I lived in the very same home I grew up in. My mother has recently retired from Lions Gate Hospital where she was a neonatal nurse and my father a welder at the Shipyards at the bottom of Lonsdale. They raised my younger twin brothers and I in this City. We played on many of the local sports teams and all graduated from Carson Graham Secondary, and then went on to Capilano University to get our post-secondary degrees. I have always been a part of this City, and it is the right choice to run for City Council and give back to the community I love.

My goal is to listen, learn, and help in any way possible. 

Tofigh, Thomas

Address: #2 - 420 West Keith Road
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1M3
Phone:
Email: tofigh4councillor@gmail.com
Website: thomastofigh.ca

Nomination Package - PDF

Valente,Tony

Address: #14 - 168 East Esplanade Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7L 4X8
Phone:
Email:  tony@tonyvalente.ca
Website:  www.tonyvalente.ca


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Tony is an urban thinker and community leader living in lower Lonsdale with his wife, Elena.

Tony is running for Council to bring community-based, future-focused ideas for a more livable City. He will work to improve the quality of life for all citizens. This means creating viable transportation and housing options to address gridlock and housing affordability. It also means increasing public space, in particular green space to balance ongoing urban development. Tony will also revitalize the 2008 Economic Development plan to encourage employment in the City.

Tony attended St. Thomas Aquinas and has lived in the City for twelve years. During the past 10 years, Tony has worked as a project manager delivering complex infrastructure projects in the public utility sector. With an MBA and a background in accounting, he is suited to manage public funds in a fiscally responsible manner.

    He has served on several civic committees:
  • Advisory Planning Commission
  • Major Infrastructure Projects
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House
  • HUB Cycling
  • Low Level Road and Port Area Community Liaison Committee
  • Waterfront Industrial Noise Control Committee

Tony’s vision is to ensure that North Vancouver City Council improves the quality of life for all citizens to create an even more livable city.

Wilson, Antje

Address: 622 East 4th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1J8
Phone: 604 418-6901
Email: vote@antjewilson.com
Website: antjewilson.com

Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

I am proud to call the City of North Vancouver my home. We've raised our family here.

I have always believed that giving back to your community makes for better communities. Through my past and current volunteer roles on the North Shore I have been preparing myself to participate in a more public role in helping my community.

I have been the Chair for the Social Planning Advisory Committee for the city, Director of DI, a youth organization, organizing hundreds of volunteers and teams in BC. Currently, I coach volleyball and own and operate a distribution business. I also volunteer with local provincial and federal parties and have organized many community events.

To keep the City of North Van one of the best municipalities, we need civic leadership that is focused on its constituents' vision for their community. The past several years has seen our elected civic leaders use a “top down, we know better” approach to governing our city. I want to be a civic leader that helps build and cultivate a culture in City Hall that puts citizens in charge of the vision for our community.

I'm committed to working for and with our community.

Zahedi, Max

Address: 2705 Edgemont Boulevard
North Vancouver V7R 2N3
Phone: 604-722-8491
Email: maxzahedi4council@gmail.com
Website: www.maxzahedi.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH FOR BETTER TOMORROW

Max lived in North Van for more than 30 years, married with kids, BSc from SFU, MBA from UOP.

Growth is inevitable: let’s be proactive

  1. Affordable rental and housing:
    1. Sustainable Growth, a gradual increase in density to meet the demand and infrastructure
    2. Working and collaborating with developers, and provincial/federal government to increase rental apartments
  2. Traffic:
    1. Bringing Sky Train to the City of North Vancouver
    2. Adding electric bike sharing at the sea bus station, central Lonsdale and upper Lonsdale to reduce traffic.
  3. Environment:
    1. Saying goodbye to Styrofoam and plastic disposables (e.g., plastic straw and plates).
    2. To create a long-term program toward zero waste.
  4. Vibrant commercial environment:
    1. Generating income for the city by encouraging commercial opportunities for investors to utilize the unused potential of the city such as theme parks, and/or outlet malls, and/or nightlife combined with a convention center and hotel at lower Lonsdale instead of raising residence and commercial taxes to pay for sustainable future growth.
    2. Support home business to reduce traffic and increase residence income by initiating local market in the city like Saturday/Sunday Market and giving locals an opportunity to provide products/services directly to consumers.

 

School Trustee (Three to be elected)

Address: #102 - 555 West 28th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7N 2J7
Phone:
Email: Ewingsean1@gmail.com
Website:

Nomination Package - PDF

Address: 243 East 18th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 2X7
Phone:
Email: megan@meganhiggins.ca
Website: www.meganhiggins.ca


Nomination Package - PDF

Address:  #15 - 888 West 16th Street
North Vancouver V7P 1R3
Phone: 778-840-1991
Email: jkolstee@gmail.com
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

I’m a first generation Canadian, born to Chilean and Dutch immigrants. Family hardships as a child left my father on disability leave from teaching at Carson Graham, and my mother struggling to make ends meet for my brother and I. Comprehensive services and programming offered by North Vancouver School District were lifelines for me through to graduating from Carson Graham in 2009. Access to counseling services, extra-curricular programming delivered by volunteers, and supports for my learning disability and gifted enrichment were all integral to successfully overcoming my challenging circumstances.

Despite my learning disability, I earned my Bachelor of Communications Studies from Capilano University, where I served on the board of the Capilano Students’ Union for three years. I maintain a parallel career as an actor, improvisor, and instructor, while running one of Canada’s premier improv programs at Carson Graham for nine years.

Services from all levels of government, organized labour, and support from our community have contributed to my relative success, and I hope to continue to give back in a new role as Trustee. I offer experience and a new perspective to the board, as a millennial, a former student with a disability, a long serving volunteer, and more.

Address: #12 168 Esplanade East
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 4X8
Phone:
Email: gsmoore@live.ca
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

I have been a resident of North Vancouver all my life. I have two children and four grandchildren that have or do attend school in North Vancouver. I am retired which will allow me the time to devote to being a school trustee.

As a school trustee, I believe the first priority needs to be the students and their learning. In order to create the best learning environment for students a commitment to having enough teachers and support staff in schools is essential. I also believe that the school district should not be selling any school properties and that the school trustees should be caretakers for the future generations.

I will not be an absentee trustee or move to a different city. The school board and city council should work closely together to better manage the tax payer’s dollars for future schools.

I ask for your vote on Saturday, October 20th to be your school trustee.

Address: 555 West 28th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7N 2J7
Phone:
Email: thepopesare@gmail.com
Website:

Nomination Package - PDF

Address: 460 East 6th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 1P9
Email: clsacre@gmail.com
Website: christiesacre.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

Born and raised in North Vancouver, I’m a proud Windsor graduate.  My three children attended Ridgeway Annex, Ridgeway Elementary then Carson Graham.  Although now completing my second term as Trustee, I originally ran because as a parent then PAC Chair, I listened to frustrations from families and felt the desire to understand and problem solve on their behalf.

I want to continue in the role of Trustee because there is more to achieve to meet the goals of our Strategic Plan.  “Communication” is key -  the disseminating of information, receiving timely feedback, and encouraging active participation is always a challenge and area for continued improvement.  Listening to and problem solving with students, staff, families and community is essential to good governance.  Trustees need to listen to all perspectives in order to make decisions that will best support students, staff and the District as a whole.

I believe my record as Trustee and as Board Chair for three years illustrates that I am both objective and collaborative in the face of differing interests and perspectives.  I am always willing to listen and learn from others.  I believe I have the capability, experience and understanding to continue to serve as Trustee.

Address: #103 - 2033 Comox Street
Vancouver, BC   V6G 1S1
Phone: 604-315-7382
Email: shskinner@yahoo.ca
Website:

Nomination Package - PDF

Address: 322 West 6th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7M 1K8
Phone: 604-202-9551
Email: mtasi@telus.net
Website: maryfortrustee.ca

Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Mary Tasi Baker for North Vancouver School Board Trustee

Independent candidate with proven leadership skills

  • Graduate of University of Waterloo (Urban/Regional Planning)
  • 20 yrs Urban Planning profession - Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia
  • Former School Board Trustee – facilitated the building of three state of the art schools – Ridgeway, Queen Mary and Carson Graham high school
  • Instrumental in raising the aboriginal graduation rate by 100%
  • High level skills in governance and collaborative consultation.
  • Inclusive decision maker, and compassionate listener

Priorities

  • New School in Lower Lonsdale
  • Creation of North Shore Education Council
    • unified voices when engaging the Province for funding for schools
    • collaboration of mutual concerns for teacher and student supports
  • Positive respectful governance to School Board

Community Engagement

  • Towards the future for Schools Standing committee
  • Social Planning Advisory Commission
  • Advisory Planning Commission
  • North Vancouver Public Art Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Design Panel
  • Provincial Aboriginal Advisory Committee
  • Friends of the North Vancouver library

Member

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, North Shore Writer’s Assoc. North Shore Heritage Preservation Society, North Vancouver Museum/Archives, Planning Institute of British Columbia, Canadian Institute of Planners

Address: #429 – 1633 Mackay Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7P 0A2
Phone:
Email: kamy@teymourian.ca
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF



Candidate Profile

Kamy has been living in North Vancouver since the year 2000. He is a strong advocate for the public education system and his two children, born and raised in North Vancouver, are currently studying at public Secondary School.

Kamy is culturally respectful and an effective relationship-builder who enjoys working collaboratively to create value-based relationships. He is skilled at assessing complex situations, anticipating outcomes and providing recommendations. Kamy encourages ideas from others to collaboratively build consensus.

Kamy sees education as the foundation on which a country is built. It is through education that we help our children reach their full potential, both as productive members of the economy and as responsible, principled citizens. But how can we build an education system that best develops the adults of tomorrow? Helping students to develop a framework in which they think about future challenges is critical.

His vision, as a School trustee, is to work collaboratively for better schools and thus a better tomorrow for our children, our community, and our country.

Address: 459 West 27th Street,
North Vancouver V7N 2H7
Phone: 236-998-7363
Email: vote@zed4ed.com
Website: www.Zed4Ed.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

Greg grew up and on the North Shore and graduated from Hillside Secondary School. He earned a Bachelor of Physical Education (Business) from UBC and a Master of Education (Counselling) from Brandon University. His educational emphasis was leadership and student growth and development.

Greg has eight years of educational administrative experience and proficiency working with policies and procedures, compliance standards, and bylaws at an accredited BC Advanced Education Ministry college. His experience, as a high school teacher and counsellor, allows Greg to understand the support today’s students and educators need to be successful.

Through sport, he has helped each student to strive for excellence and worked across the country with student athletes ranging from high school to the national elite level. In our community, he was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award and a Provincial Award of Excellence as the Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Capilano College.

Greg’s fundamental focus is communicating effectively with all students, parents and educational stakeholders in order to build relationships and develop positive future outcomes.

“As an educator and North Vancouver parent, ultimately it is always about our kids first: meeting each of our community’s current and future student's unique needs for success.”

Ewing, Sean

Address: #102 - 555 West 28th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7N 2J7
Phone:
Email: Ewingsean1@gmail.com
Website:

Nomination Package - PDF

Higgins, Megan

Address: 243 East 18th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 2X7
Phone:
Email: megan@meganhiggins.ca
Website: www.meganhiggins.ca


Nomination Package - PDF

Kolstee, Jullian

Address:  #15 - 888 West 16th Street
North Vancouver V7P 1R3
Phone: 778-840-1991
Email: jkolstee@gmail.com
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

I’m a first generation Canadian, born to Chilean and Dutch immigrants. Family hardships as a child left my father on disability leave from teaching at Carson Graham, and my mother struggling to make ends meet for my brother and I. Comprehensive services and programming offered by North Vancouver School District were lifelines for me through to graduating from Carson Graham in 2009. Access to counseling services, extra-curricular programming delivered by volunteers, and supports for my learning disability and gifted enrichment were all integral to successfully overcoming my challenging circumstances.

Despite my learning disability, I earned my Bachelor of Communications Studies from Capilano University, where I served on the board of the Capilano Students’ Union for three years. I maintain a parallel career as an actor, improvisor, and instructor, while running one of Canada’s premier improv programs at Carson Graham for nine years.

Services from all levels of government, organized labour, and support from our community have contributed to my relative success, and I hope to continue to give back in a new role as Trustee. I offer experience and a new perspective to the board, as a millennial, a former student with a disability, a long serving volunteer, and more.

Moore, Gordon

Address: #12 168 Esplanade East
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 4X8
Phone:
Email: gsmoore@live.ca
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

I have been a resident of North Vancouver all my life. I have two children and four grandchildren that have or do attend school in North Vancouver. I am retired which will allow me the time to devote to being a school trustee.

As a school trustee, I believe the first priority needs to be the students and their learning. In order to create the best learning environment for students a commitment to having enough teachers and support staff in schools is essential. I also believe that the school district should not be selling any school properties and that the school trustees should be caretakers for the future generations.

I will not be an absentee trustee or move to a different city. The school board and city council should work closely together to better manage the tax payer’s dollars for future schools.

I ask for your vote on Saturday, October 20th to be your school trustee.

Pope, Catherine

Address: 555 West 28th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7N 2J7
Phone:
Email: thepopesare@gmail.com
Website:

Nomination Package - PDF

Sacre, Christie

Address: 460 East 6th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 1P9
Email: clsacre@gmail.com
Website: christiesacre.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

Born and raised in North Vancouver, I’m a proud Windsor graduate.  My three children attended Ridgeway Annex, Ridgeway Elementary then Carson Graham.  Although now completing my second term as Trustee, I originally ran because as a parent then PAC Chair, I listened to frustrations from families and felt the desire to understand and problem solve on their behalf.

I want to continue in the role of Trustee because there is more to achieve to meet the goals of our Strategic Plan.  “Communication” is key -  the disseminating of information, receiving timely feedback, and encouraging active participation is always a challenge and area for continued improvement.  Listening to and problem solving with students, staff, families and community is essential to good governance.  Trustees need to listen to all perspectives in order to make decisions that will best support students, staff and the District as a whole.

I believe my record as Trustee and as Board Chair for three years illustrates that I am both objective and collaborative in the face of differing interests and perspectives.  I am always willing to listen and learn from others.  I believe I have the capability, experience and understanding to continue to serve as Trustee.

Skinner, Susan

Address: #103 - 2033 Comox Street
Vancouver, BC   V6G 1S1
Phone: 604-315-7382
Email: shskinner@yahoo.ca
Website:

Nomination Package - PDF

Tasi Baker, Mary

Address: 322 West 6th Street
North Vancouver, BC   V7M 1K8
Phone: 604-202-9551
Email: mtasi@telus.net
Website: maryfortrustee.ca

Nomination Package - PDF


Candidate Profile

Mary Tasi Baker for North Vancouver School Board Trustee

Independent candidate with proven leadership skills

  • Graduate of University of Waterloo (Urban/Regional Planning)
  • 20 yrs Urban Planning profession - Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia
  • Former School Board Trustee – facilitated the building of three state of the art schools – Ridgeway, Queen Mary and Carson Graham high school
  • Instrumental in raising the aboriginal graduation rate by 100%
  • High level skills in governance and collaborative consultation.
  • Inclusive decision maker, and compassionate listener

Priorities

  • New School in Lower Lonsdale
  • Creation of North Shore Education Council
    • unified voices when engaging the Province for funding for schools
    • collaboration of mutual concerns for teacher and student supports
  • Positive respectful governance to School Board

Community Engagement

  • Towards the future for Schools Standing committee
  • Social Planning Advisory Commission
  • Advisory Planning Commission
  • North Vancouver Public Art Advisory Committee
  • Advisory Design Panel
  • Provincial Aboriginal Advisory Committee
  • Friends of the North Vancouver library

Member

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, North Shore Writer’s Assoc. North Shore Heritage Preservation Society, North Vancouver Museum/Archives, Planning Institute of British Columbia, Canadian Institute of Planners

Teymourian, Kamy

Address: #429 – 1633 Mackay Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7P 0A2
Phone:
Email: kamy@teymourian.ca
Website:


Nomination Package - PDF



Candidate Profile

Kamy has been living in North Vancouver since the year 2000. He is a strong advocate for the public education system and his two children, born and raised in North Vancouver, are currently studying at public Secondary School.

Kamy is culturally respectful and an effective relationship-builder who enjoys working collaboratively to create value-based relationships. He is skilled at assessing complex situations, anticipating outcomes and providing recommendations. Kamy encourages ideas from others to collaboratively build consensus.

Kamy sees education as the foundation on which a country is built. It is through education that we help our children reach their full potential, both as productive members of the economy and as responsible, principled citizens. But how can we build an education system that best develops the adults of tomorrow? Helping students to develop a framework in which they think about future challenges is critical.

His vision, as a School trustee, is to work collaboratively for better schools and thus a better tomorrow for our children, our community, and our country.

Zavediuk, Greg

Address: 459 West 27th Street,
North Vancouver V7N 2H7
Phone: 236-998-7363
Email: vote@zed4ed.com
Website: www.Zed4Ed.com


Nomination Package - PDF

Candidate Profile:

Greg grew up and on the North Shore and graduated from Hillside Secondary School. He earned a Bachelor of Physical Education (Business) from UBC and a Master of Education (Counselling) from Brandon University. His educational emphasis was leadership and student growth and development.

Greg has eight years of educational administrative experience and proficiency working with policies and procedures, compliance standards, and bylaws at an accredited BC Advanced Education Ministry college. His experience, as a high school teacher and counsellor, allows Greg to understand the support today’s students and educators need to be successful.

Through sport, he has helped each student to strive for excellence and worked across the country with student athletes ranging from high school to the national elite level. In our community, he was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award and a Provincial Award of Excellence as the Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Capilano College.

Greg’s fundamental focus is communicating effectively with all students, parents and educational stakeholders in order to build relationships and develop positive future outcomes.

“As an educator and North Vancouver parent, ultimately it is always about our kids first: meeting each of our community’s current and future student's unique needs for success.”

2018 Election Nomination period is closed
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