Serving his first term on Vancouver City Council, Councillor Lenny Zhou is passionate about supporting affordability, public safety, families, economy, and environment in the city.
Lenny came to Vancouver in 2005 as an international student and graduated from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC), with a Master of Management degree in Operations Research (MMOR).
This highly renowned credential provided the opportunity for Lenny to enter into the public healthcare system as a managerial professional in operations and decision support. The extensive knowledge and over 15 years of solid experiences working at Fraser Health Authority and BC Children’s Hospital under the Provincial Health Services Authority, granted Lenny opportunities to gain tremendous insights about the healthcare system in Canada, as well as his commitment to advocating for an evidence-based policy making approach for the city council.
With hundreds of publications and media interviews, he is known for offering free educational events in the community with the objectives of helping new immigrants better understand the healthcare system in Canada and access health services.
As a passionate humanitarian, Lenny also organized a number of global health missions and fundraising events for developing countries which have provided free surgical and medical services to hundreds of patients from under-privileged families.
Colleagues and friends all describe Lenny as a responsible and trustworthy person who cares about others and always sets up the highest standards both professionally and personally.
Lenny humbly understands that his journey is part of the larger immigrant story in Canada, that he is filled with gratitude for all of those who came before him, perhaps including you, your parents, grandparents, and generations before them. Inspired by help received from others, and encouraged by the diversity and democracy in Canada, he is endeavoring to give back to the community and build a better Vancouver for the lovely people and for future generations.
With his wife Norah, who is a Human Resource professional, and their little boy, Lenny lives in Vancouver Renfrew Heights community.