AGM & Conference

May 8 - 10, 2019
Harrison Hot Springs

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2018/2019 Executive

The Executive Board is composed of 11 elected local government officials representing all members of the association. The LMLGA Executive meets on a monthly basis in Burnaby, at the Metro Vancouver offices, and is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting held in May every year.

Executive meetings are held once a month except for July, August and December.   If you would like to attend, please contact Shannon Story for details on time and location.

If you have an issue that you would like to bring to the Executive’s attention, please forward in writing to President Jack Crompton
Mayor Jack Crompton
Jack Crompton
has served on the Lower Mainland LGA board for the last four years. He is passionate about the direction of our communities and the region as a whole. Jack is Mayor of Whistler and a Director on the Squamish Lillooet Regional District. Jack's professional life has focused mainly on transportation and software. Jack also works with Empowered Startups, a Whistler-based technology company incubator. Jack likes to talk politics of any description. He is facinated by political history, local government and international affairs. 
Mayor Rob Vagramov
First Vice-President
Among the youngest leaders ever elected to serve Port Moody when he first joined City Council in 2014, Robert Vagramov has a passion for public service, a commitment to good government that serves all of our community, and a bold vision for the city’s future that will keep Port Moody’s amazing quality of life front and centre as the city grows.
Councillor Patrick Johnstone
Second Vice-President
Patrick Johnstone is a long-time New Westminster resident and is serving his second term on Council. He is a Chair of the ACTBiPed, Access Ability Advisory Committee, and Seniors Advisory Committee. He serves on the Metro Vancouver Utilities Board, the Board of the Community Energy Association, and is the UBCM representative on the Board of Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of BC. Patrick is a Professional Geoscientist who works as a consultant helping local governments manage their liability around contaminated sites and environmental assessments.
Councillor Laura Dupont
Third Vice-President

First elected to Port Coquitlam Council in 2014 Laura is Chair of the Health Community Committee and Member of the Finance and Intergovernmental, Budget Infrastructure and Smart Growth Committees.  She also represents the City on the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board, Arts Connect, Metro Climate Action and Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable Core Committees.  Laura's work with SHARE and Community Services helps her understand growing inequity within our communities.

Councillor Jason Lum
Past President
Councillor Jason Lum is serving in his third term as a Councillor and was first elected to the LMLGA board in May 2012. He serves on a variety of committees for the City of Chilliwack and is the Chair of LMLGA's Flood Control and River Management Committee.


Councillor Chuck Puchmayr
Director at Large
Chuck Puchmayr has been a resident of New Westminster since 1978. Chuck was first elected to city council in 1996 and served in this role until 2005, when we was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for New Westminster. As the Opposition Labour Critic in Victoria, Chuck advocated for working families on a host of issues until he stepped down from Provincial politics in 2009.  Chuck ran and was re-elected to New Westminster council in 2011, 2014 and 2018.
Councillor Patricia Ross
Director at Large
Patricia Ross has 24 years of leadership experience as a councillor with the City of Abbotsford and as a Fraser Valley Regional District board member. Patricia is a Fellow of the Leadership for Environment and Development International, a research and training institute committed to fostering leadership in sustainability worldwide. She graduated from the program in 1996 and has gone on to help train subsequent cohorts. Patricia is also the chair of the GrowYourBiz Abbotsford, a mentoring and advisory board for women in business. Patricia has been given many awards for her community work, including several from the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, the Paul Harris Rotary Club, Soroptimist Club, Youth Commission, Queen's Jubilee Award and Woman of the Year in 2009 from the Business and Professional Woman's Club. 

Councillor Samantha Piper                               Director at Large

Samantha Piper was first elected to Council for the Village of Harrison Hot Springs in 2014. As a Councillor, Samantha proudly represents the Village on the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Relations Committee; local area  Emergency Program Committee; Fraser Health Municipal Regional meetings; Citizens Advisory Committee with Correctional Service Canada; and local area Community to Community Forums. Samantha has been dedicated to municipal public service for 24 years for a neighbouring municipality in the position of Public Safety Specialist to build the understanding and knowledge of the unique challenges and benefits of a resort municipality as well as a small-sized city.

Director Dennis Adamson
FVRD Representative
Dennis Adamson is the Electoral Area B Director of the Fraser Valley Regional District.  
Mayor Mike Little
Metro Vancouver Representative
Mike Little was elected Mayor of the District of North Vancouver in 2018, having previously served three terms as a Councillor from 2004 to 2015.
Mike served for seven years on the District of North Vancouver Advisory Committee on Disabilities Issues, chaired the North Vancouver Heritage Commission, as well as chaired the North Vancouver District Public Library Board.
As a former Councillor, Mike was appointed to several regional boards including Metro Vancouver Parks and Environment Committee, Port Cities Committee, and the Greater Vancouver Labour Relations Bureau.
Mike holds a degree in political science and has had a succesful career working in international shipping.
Councillor Jen Ford
SLRD Representative
In 2012 Jen was first elected to The Resort Municipality of Whistler Council to represent residents and waitlist participants on the board of the Whistler Housing Authority. She also volunteered for two years on the board of Whistler Animals Galore. 

Originally from Thornhill, Ontario, Jen always had the itch to get to the mountains. While studying Political Science at York University, she joined the Canadian Ski Patrol System and volunteered at a variety of Ontario ski hills and clubs. After university, she headed for the west coast. Jen has worked in the Retail, Sales, and Operations divisions at Whistler Blackcomb. She is passionate about sharing Whistler with the world.

Jen and her husband, John, welcomed their son in 2013. They are actively engaged with a booming group of young families that seek to raise their children in the corridor.





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