Park Board Chair Niki Sharma
Niki Sharma is a lawyer practicing Aboriginal law. She believes in the importance of engaging people and the power of meaningful consultation to achieve the best results.
Niki has a degree in Environmental Biology and is committed to Vancouver’s Greenest City Action plan to expand green spaces throughout the city and restore local habitat.
She has worked for the Environmental Youth Alliance in local community gardens and in Ecuador with women’s cooperatives, developing environmental education programs and on organic agriculture projects. She is also a Board Member of Battered Women Support Services and an advocate for women’s issues. Niki was an Intern with a Parliamentary Monitoring Group in South Africa, where she learned the value of democratic institutions that are inclusive and representative of all people.
As Commissioner, she will work to be a strong voice for the diverse residents of Vancouver to enhance and expand our remarkable parks and recreation system.
This is Niki's first term on the Park Board.
Park Board liaison
Commissioner Sharma is the Park Board liaison for:
- Grandview Community Association (Trout Lake)
- Ray Cam Cooperative Association
- Sunset Community Association
- VanDusen Botanical Garden Association
- Hastings Park Conservancy
- Neighbourhood Matching Fund
- Womens Advisory Committee
- Urban Aboriginal People's Advisory Committee