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Vancouver Politics

City Council and the Vancouver Park Board provide the vision and direction for the future of Vancouver.

Your elected officials use the expertise of the people of Vancouver (some who serve on advisory boards and committees) and staff (who work in specialized areas) to shape decisions and plans.

Vancouver has a history of engaged citizens and activists who have contributed to making Vancouver one of the most liveable cities. Together, we are creating the greenest city in the world by 2020.

Vancouver’s City Hall

Built during the depths of the Depression, this landmark structure envisioned by Mayor G.G. McGeer was both a make-work project, and a symbol of the newly enlarged city, the result of amalgamation with Point Grey and South Vancouver.

Vancouver City Hall opened December 4, 1936, and was designated a heritage building in 1976.

City Hall is located at 453 West 12th Avenue. Visitors can view the lobby, stairwells, elevator, and third floor council chambers Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5pm. Vancouver City Hall is closed Saturday and Sunday.


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Motto of Vancouver

City Council

  • Kennedy Stewart (Mayor)
  • Rebecca Bligh
  • Christine Boyle
  • Adriane Carr
  • Melissa De Genova
  • Lisa Dominato
  • Pete Fry
  • Colleen Hardwick
  • Sarah Kirby-Yung
  • Jean Swanson
  • Michael Wiebe

Park Board

  • Tricia Barker
  • John Coupar
  • Dave Demers
  • Camil Dumont
  • Gwen Giesbrecht
  • John Irwin
  • Stuart Mackinnon

School Board

  • Janet Fraser
  • Carmen Cho
  • Fraser Ballantyne
  • Lois Chan-Pedley
  • Estrellita Gonzalez
  • Oliver C. Hanson
  • Barb Parrott
  • Jennifer Reddy
  • Allan Wong