Councillor Raymond Louie
Raymond Louie is serving his fourth term on Vancouver City Council, having been first elected in 2002. Throughout his years as a Councillor, he has worked tirelessly to bring the will of his constituents to City Hall, with a focus on supporting new affordable housing and keeping taxes low in Vancouver.
His vision is to help create a Vancouver where new opportunities to learn, succeed and thrive are available to all. As a champion of communities, an expert in civic issues, and a fierce advocate for those who have been forgotten and ignored, he is working to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.
For the past Council term and continuing this term, Raymond is serving as the Chair of the City Finance and Services Committee, and helped ensure that vital programs like affordable housing, the environment, and public safety maintained strong funding during an economic downturn. He has served as a National Representative for the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, as well as a Trustee and Director on numerous regional and provincial boards including the BC Municipal Finance Authority, TransLink and Metro Vancouver.
Closer to home, Raymond is a member of "Generating Citizenship" which is a three-year project funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada with the objectives of bringing together seniors and youth in the community to help build a more caring, inclusive community.
He was active on the Parent Advisory Committee for Chief Maquinna School for many years, and has also been involved in Community Visions, a community liaison group in the Hastings/Sunrise neighbourhood.
Raymond was born and raised in East Vancouver, where he worked at his family's bakery in the heart of “Little Italy” on Commercial Drive. Today he still calls East Vancouver home with his wife Tonya and their three children. He is an avid cyclist who raced for several years with a local team and competed in the Gastown Grand Prix and Tour de White Rock races.
Appointments to Council committees
- Chair, Standing Committee on City Finance and Services
- Member, Standing Committee on Planning, Transportation, and Environment
Appointments to regional, provincial, and national bodies
- Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Regional Board
- Chair, Metro Vancouver Intergovernmental Committee
- Director, Lower Mainland Local Government Association
- Director, Municipal Finance Authority
- Alternate Director, Western Transportation Advisory Council
- Second Vice President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
- Chair, FCM Green Municipal Fund Council (GMF)
- Member, FCM GMF Audit Committee
- Member, FCM Standing Committee on Conference Planning
- Member, FCM Standing Committee on Increasing Women's Participation in Municipal Government
- Member, FCM Standing Committee on International Relations
- Member, FCM Standing Committee on Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental Arrangements
- Member, Governing Bodies of United Cities and Local Governments (2013-2016)
Appointments to advisory boards and committees
- Director, Vancouver Civic Development Corporation
- Chair, Pacific National Exhibition Board
- Head judge, Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival