It has been my honour to serve our community over the past 10 years and now as your Mayor. I am deeply passionate about our community and, in particular, the people. I want people to be proud of and engaged in our City and I want a city that is caring and works to lift up each and everyone of us, from the youngest to the oldest citizen.
Together we have worked hard and I am proud of what we have accomplished over the years. I have been a champion for an inclusive and healthy community and my vision is to make our City ‘The Healthiest Small City in the World’.
Now more than ever, we need to put people and community first. Together we need to keep working to find those creative and innovative solutions to the challenges we face, with renewed energy and commitment, and continue to foster a culture of collaboration and inclusion while doing so. That means tackling issues like housing and affordability to ensure our City is a place where youth, families and seniors can continue to call home. It means working with other levels of government to improve transportation. It means dealing with emerging issues like social inclusion and continually working to find ways to enhance a sense of connection and community engaging people on their terms and in ways that reflect our diversity. We need to be open to new possibilities even as we develop solutions unique to North Vancouver.
These values give us the opportunity to create a promising future working together.