Mary-Ann Booth was elected to Council in 2011, and again in 2014. She served as a school trustee with the West Vancouver Board of Education from 2005 to 2011, the last three years as Chair.
Before her public service, she practiced law for 12 years, including positions as a provincial crown prosecutor and in-house corporate counsel. A product of the region’s public school system, she completed her Commerce and Law degrees at the University of British Columbia, where she subsequently taught business law in the Sauder School.
Mary-Ann is running for mayor in the upcoming municipal election. As a long-time resident of West Vancouver, she is proud of its history and optimistic about its future. She envisions a more livable, vibrant and inclusive community. Her greatest challenge will be to balance protecting the way of life that has been built here over many years with the changes that must be implemented if West Vancouver is to continue to thrive. People who know Mary-Ann describe her as a collaborative, thoughtful leader who works tirelessly to improve her community.
Mary-Ann is proud of several specific accomplishments over her two terms on Council including completing the new Public Safety and Municipal Services building; resurrecting the Ambleside Dundarave Business Improvement Association; extending and improving the Spirit Trail in Ambleside and Gleneagles; adding the new Maison memory care facility on Taylor Way; negotiating the Local’s First Buyers’ Program for the new large housing development in Horseshoe Bay; and updating the 14-year-old Official Community Plan.
Mary-Ann and her husband have lived in West Vancouver for almost 30 years, and raised their two daughters in beautiful Ambleside.