Councillor Rebecca Bligh

Councillor Rebecca BlighCouncillor Rebecca Bligh started her adult life as a young, single mom and it is here she found her voice in the face of adversity. At the age of 20, she took a job offer with a small security business in Kerrisdale. Not only did she learn how to maximize her daughter’s nap time, she learned what it really means to be committed and follow through. Her early years as a single mom raising a family in Vancouver gave her grit, and built resilience and drive.

Professionally, Councillor Bligh facilitates programs centered around communication and leadership development. She is a passionate supporter of families, education, and the environment. Councillor Bligh has spent time in Africa working on sustainable leadership programs by partnering with NGOs in the education and ecological conservation sectors. She is a founder of a local fundraiser SwingIt24. The event has brought together more than 200 participants and volunteers in the past three years. With the support of local businesses and sponsors, SwingIt24 has raised over $40,000 to fund leadership training in both education and conservation foundations in Mozambique and Ethiopia.

Locally, Councillor Bligh is an activator and leader in her community. Ongoing, she volunteers in the kitchen and provides pro-bono coaching and executive development for the Dr. Peter Centre and Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.

If it weren’t for a local small business taking a chance on her, the future could have been quite different. Now, with an adult daughter and teenage son, it’s time for Councillor Bligh to give back and build solutions to serve Vancouver residents.

Contact Councillor Rebecca Bligh

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

Phone: 604-873-7249

CLRbligh@vancouver.ca

 @rebeccaleebligh