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Mayor Gregor Robertson

Mayor Gregor Robertson

In November 2011, Gregor Robertson was elected to a second term as Mayor of Vancouver. He was re-elected to continue building upon the accomplishments of his first three years in office:

  • Working to end street homelessness
  • Addressing housing affordability
  • Improving public transit
  • Making Vancouver the greenest city in the world

Urban issues

Mayor Robertson is also a national advocate for urban issues as Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Big City Mayors’ Caucus, focusing on public infrastructure, housing, and transit.

A sustainable and thriving economy

Mayor Robertson spearheaded the creation of the city’s first comprehensive Economic Action Strategy, and is committed to growing a sustainable and thriving economy in Vancouver focused on high-growth sectors like digital media, clean technology, and renewable energy.

Green Capital

Building on the successful legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which has generated over $350 million in economic impact and created more than 3,000 new jobs in the Metro Vancouver region, Mayor Robertson has established Vancouver internationally as the Green Capital — a city where going green is good for business.

He has also overseen the creation and implementation of the award-winning Greenest City 2020 Action Plan that aims to make Vancouver an environmental leader in everything from energy efficiency and waste reduction to clean air and local food.

Award-winning city

Under Mayor Robertson’s leadership, Vancouver continues to rank as one of the most liveable cities in the world, with one of the most competitive environments for attracting new jobs and investment. The City of Vancouver has also been named the Most Innovative Organization in the province by BC Business Magazine for its open data initiative.

Housing a top priority

Mayor Robertson has made affordable house a top priority, with an aggressive, ten-year plan to provide thousands of affordable housing units for Vancouverites of all ages, while ensuring that existing affordable housing is protected. As Mayor, he has overseen significant progress towards the goal of ending street homelessness by 2015, by opening new homeless shelters while leveraging significant investments in new social housing throughout the city.

Before entering politics

Prior to entering politics, Gregor co-founded Happy Planet, a Vancouver-based socially responsible company that produces organic juices and promotes health and nutrition.

Gregor and his wife Amy have four children: Terra, Satchel, Jinagh and Johanna. He is an avid soccer and hockey fan, and can occasionally be seen around town playing his tuba or drums.

Appointments to advisory boards and committees

  • Hastings Institute Board
  • Vancouver Economic Development Commission
  • Vancouver Economic Development Corporation
  • Harbour Park Developments Ltd

Appointments to regional bodies

  • Director, Great Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver)

Regulation

The Vancouver Charter

Provincial statute, passed in 1953, incorporates the City of Vancouver, BC, Canada. This legislation supersedes the Vancouver Incorporation Act and grants the City different powers than other communities have under BC's Municipalities Act.

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Address
Gregor Robertson, Mayor
3rd Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Phone: 604-873-7621

gregor.robertson
@vancouver.ca

Invitation & greeting requests

Connie Pavone

604-873-7171

connie.pavone@vancouver.ca

Proclamation requests

Dana Bertrand

604-873-7622

dana.bertrand@vancouver.ca

Media relations

Braeden Caley

braeden.caley@vancouver.ca

Annual Financial Disclosure Statement

Annual Financial Disclosure Statements are submitted each year on January 15 by the incumbent Mayor and Councillors pursuant to the BC Financial Disclosure Act.

View Mayor Robertson's 2014 financial disclosure statement  (270 KB)

Last modified: Fri, 31 May 2013 15:38:43

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