Councillor Elizabeth Ball

First elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005, re-elected in 2011 and 2014, Councillor Ball has worked successfully as an arts, culture, and heritage advocate in Vancouver. Her special interest in the needs of children and seniors has served the community well.

Councillor Ball now serves on the advisory committees for Seniors; Women; Children, Youth, and Families; the Arts and Culture Policy Council; and Vancouver Civic Theatres. She is vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities. She also serves on the Metro Vancouver Cultural Committee.

She has dedicated many years of service to numerous community organizations including the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and the Minerva Foundation for BC Women. She has been recognized for her accomplishments by the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk, the Granville Island Outstanding Contribution Award, YWCA Woman of Distinction nominations, the Union of BC Performers Award for Humanity and Integrity, and the Vancouver Theatre Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award.

Her goal is to improve the quality of life for all citizens of all ages in Vancouver, enriched by a thriving cultural community.

Councillor Ball grew up in Dunbar and currently resides in the Cambie Village area with her family. A graduate of The Playhouse Theatre, she taught at UBC for many years. She founded Carousel Theatre Company and School and co-founded the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

Councillor Ball has supported many leading initiatives through her past appointments. These have included:

  • Vancouver Public Library Board
  • Co-Chair, Mayor’s Task force on Children and Childcare
  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation Board
  • Co-Chair, City of Vancouver Film Task Force
  • Co-Chair, City of Vancouver Creative Task Force
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Metro
  • Director, Metro Labour Relations Bureau
  • Director, Metro Parks Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Metro Regional Cultural Task Force and Inaugural Committee
  • President, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame
  • Executive, Minerva Foundation for BC Women

Appointments to Council committees

  • Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities
  • Member, Nomination Sub-Committee

Appointments to advisory boards and committees

  • Vancouver Civic Theatres Board
  • Women's Advisory Committee
  • Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee
  • Seniors' Advisory Committee
  • Arts and Culture Policy Council

Appointments to regional, provincial, and national bodies

  • Alternate, Greater Vancouver Regional District Board (Metro Vancouver)
  • Metro Vancouver Intergovernment and Finance – Regional Culture Sub-Committee

Contact Councillor Elizabeth Ball

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

Phone: 604-873-7240

Fax: 604-873-7750



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 Councillor Ball's 2018 financial disclosure statement  (209 KB)

Oath of office

Read Councillor Ball's oath of office (40 KB)