ULI BC: North Shore Connects, a Discussion with Mayors Booth and Buchanan – Improved Transportation on the North Shore


2021-12-08T11:30:00 - 2021-12-08T12:30:00

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    ULI BC is delighted to host community leaders on the North Shore to learn about their partnership “North Shore Connects”. This partnership, between the District of West Vancouver, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), aims to provide new and improved transportation options on, to and from, the North Shore.

    North Shore Connects (which builds upon the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project) will provide efficiencies for individuals whom live, work and play on the North Shore to get around. The partnership aims to reduce congestion, strengthen regional connections and support livable communities with the goal to allow everyone to spend more time living, and less time commuting.

    We are delighted to hear from participants of this partnership about their planning to date, and what’s next to shape the future of livability and mobility on the North Shore.



    Mary-Ann Booth

    Mayor, District of West Vancouver

    A long-time resident of West Vancouver, Mary-Ann Booth has worked in municipal government for over a decade and brings experience, vision and passion to her role as West Vancouver's mayor. Serving on Council from 2011–2018, she was also a school trustee with the West Vancouver Board of Education from 2005–2011, the last three years as Chair. Holding both Commerce and Law degrees from the University of British Columbia, Mary-Ann practised law for almost 20 years, including positions as a civil litigator, business law lecturer, Provincial crown prosecutor and in-house counsel. Mary-Ann has been appointed by her Council to the Board of Directors of Metro Vancouver, is the Chair of the Indigenous Relations Committee, Vice-Chair of the Mayors Committee, and serves on the Finance and Intergovernment, and Regional Economic Prosperity Management Board. Mary-Ann is driven by a desire to make West Vancouver as livable, vibrant and inclusive as it can be.


    Linda Buchanan

    Mayor , City of North Vancouver

    Linda Buchanan is Mayor, City of North Vancouver and Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Regional District. She is the principle author of the North Shore Child and Family Friendly Charter and championed the Child, Youth and Family Municipal Strategy and the Dementia Friendly Action. Linda is a strong supporter of improving the quality of living for residents focusing on programs and services, public spaces, arts and culture, and infrastructure that reflect a people place. She is a champion for an inclusive and healthy community with a vision to make the City of North Vancouver ‘The Healthiest Small City in the World'.