Biography

EXPERIENCED

10 Years As An Elected Official:

• 2011–15 Municipal Councillor, West Vancouver
• 2008–11 Chair, Board of Education, W.V.
• 2005–08 School Trustee, Board of Education, W.V.

Committees

• Municipal Finance Committee
• Co-Chair, Joint School Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
• Youth Services Review Implementation Group
• North Shore Congress Steering Committee
• Metro Aboriginal Relations Committee
• Field Sports Forum Working Group
• North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee
• Chair, Parent Advisory Council, Ecole Pauline Johnson
• West Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council
• West Vancouver Community Centres Society Board (Council Liaison)
• West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre Advisory Board (Council Liaison)

I have also represented Council on the Hollyburn Lodge and WVSS Track Restoration projects.

In The Corporate Sector:

• Business lawyer since 1987
• Lecturer, U.B.C. Sauder School of Business
• B.C. Provincial Crown Prosecutor

Stands For:

• A vibrant Business Community
• Ensuring our Youth and Seniors flourish
• Protecting the Character of our Neighbourhoods
• Concern for the Environment
• Integrity, trust & keeping our promises

COMPETENT

“Mary-Ann is well-prepared and thoughtful in addressing issues and works tirelessly to improve our community.”

– Jo-Ann Wood, West Vancouver 2014 Citizen of the Year

VISIONARY

We have a lot to be proud of in West Vancouver. When I first ran for office in 2011, I envisioned a more livable, more vibrant, and more engaged community. This vision brought results during my first term in office, and continued through my 2014 campaign, with work still to do this term.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

More Livable …

• New waterfront community garden & children’s playground at John Lawson Park.
• New parkland around Whyte Lake – 120 hectares.
• New housing options for seniors & families.

More Vibrant …

• New reinvigorated Ambleside Business Association.
• Pressed for new Ambleside Youth Centre.
• Strong proponent of arts & culture.

More Engaged …

• New focused & understandable Strategic Plan.
• New refreshed, user-friendly community Website & on-line civic engagement forum.
• My quarterly newsletters to 500+ subscribers.

And there’s still work to do …

• A targeted review of the Official Community Plan.
• Protect neighbourhood character & minimize impacts of new housing.
• Long-term traffic management & parking strategy.
• New Public Safety Building that meets our needs.
• Tree management on public & private lands.
• Develop a plan for long-term facilities renewal.
• Enhance our Town Centre.

 

Longtime residents of West Vancouver,
Mary-Ann and her husband have two teenage daughters.


Authorization

Authorized by Craig Campbell, financial agent, craigcampbell032@gmail.com