Our Executive Board

The Executive Board is composed of 11 elected local government officials representing all members of the association. The Lower Mainland Local Government Association Executive meets on the third Thursday of each month in Burnaby, at the Metro Vancouver offices, and is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting held in May every year.

Jack Crompton President

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 fascinated by political history, local government and international affairs.

Laura Dupont - First Vice President

Councillor Laura Dupont

First Vice-President

Laura is inspired by nature, she is a member of the Burke Mountain Naturalists, and a Director of the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. She is a founding member of Poco Heritage Trees, a grassroots group dedicated to educating the community about the importance of nature and the value of trees. She is a member of the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance and Vice Chair of The Tri-City Food Security Group. Laura and her family stay active by biking, hiking and walking Port Coquitlam’s numerous parks and trails and beautiful Burke Mountain.

  • First elected to Council in Nov. 2014
  • City Representative, Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee
  • City Representative, Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable
  • First Vice-President, Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA)
  • Former Citizen Advisor, City Environmental Enhancement Committee
  • Council Designate: Environment, Climate Action, Parks
Patrick Johnstone Second Vice President

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.

Jenna Stoner Third Vice President

Councillor Jenna Stoner

Third Vice-President

Councillor Jenna Stoner is a Councillor for the District of Squamish. She grew up in the Sea to Sky Corridor and has happily called Squamish her home since 2014. Like many, she and her husband were drawn to Squamish for its natural beauty and access to wild places. Alongside her council work, Jenna works with an organization called Sustainable Fisheries Partnership where she continues to build on ten years experience of working at the intersection of business, government and environmental conservation. She holds a Masters of Marine Management from Dalhousie University and a B.Sc. from the University of Victoria. When not in Council Chambers, Jenna can be often found out on the trails with her dog Norman, or at one of Squamish’s fine coffee shops plugging away on her laptop.

Jason Lum Past President

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.

Trish Mandewo Director at Large

Councillor Trish Mandewo

Director at Large

Trish has been a resident of Coquitlam since 2009. She is married to Alexander and they have a fourteen-year-old daughter Alexandra. Trish’s educational background is in Embryology and Clinical Microbiology. She left the medical field when her daughter was born and became a successful serial entrepreneur. Currently she is the CEO and partner of Ubuntu StratEdge a performance-enabling company that focuses on culture, diversity as well as organizational effectiveness. She is also co-founder of Women’s Collaborative Hub Society, an organization that enhances and supports the best collaborative and empowering environment for youth and women to connect, learn and grow.

Trish has won numerous awards including 2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant and is a recipient of Canada 150 Sesquicentennial pin for leadership and community service. She is a speaker and a book author.

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 GroYourBiz 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.

Samantha Piper Director at Large

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.

Jen Ford SLRD Representative

Councillor Jen Ford

SLRD Representative

In 2012 Jen was first elected to The Resort Municipality of Whistler Council to represent residents and wait-list 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.

Neil Belenkie Metro Vancouver Representative

Mayor Neil Belenkie

Metro Vancouver Representative

Neil Belenkie is the Mayor of Belcarra. His related roles include being a Director of Metro Vancouver and sitting on the Mayor’s Committee, Parks, Water, and Electoral A Committees. Neil is also a member of the TransLink Mayor’s Council and sits on the TransLink New Mobility Committee.

A Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40 Award winner, Neil’s corporate experience includes co-founding and leading GrowthPoint Group, a professional services firm in Vancouver. Neil was CEO of Sirona Biochem(Vancouver) and TFChem (Normandy, France), together listed on the TSX-V, OTCQX and Frankfurt public exchanges. Neil’s international experience also included being retained by the Flanders Government in Belgium to lead international economic development. Neil’s current roles include CEP of The $2,000 Coffee and co-founder of Sponda Technologies.

In the community, Neil has been a volunteer firefighter with the Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department for nine years. He is married to his wonderful wife Bronwen Belenkie and they are parents of four young children.

Director Dennis Adamson

FVRD Representative

Dennis Adamson is the Electoral Area B Director of the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Executive meetings are held once a month except for July, August and December. If you would like to attend, please contact us 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.

This website is intended to offer visitors key information about our Association, main events and policies from the past number of years.

Many of your ideas are already at work and have resulted in a progressively better participation at the Annual General Meetings, including delegate attendance, the quality and quantity of resolutions, plenary sessions and sponsorships.

The Executive of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association is a volunteer board elected at the Annual General Meeting in May. This is your Association, and only you can help it achieve its potential. Please contact us with any ideas or questions you have.

Past Presidents

All Past Presidents shall be life members of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association. Life membership may also be granted by the Executive to persons who have made a significant contribution to local government in British Columbia.

1995 - 1996Cllr. Lynne KennedyVancouver
1996 - 1997Mayor Pat BonameWest Vancouver**Deceased
1997 - 1998Mayor Pat BonameWest Vancouver**Deceased
1998 - 1999Cllr. Janis ElkertonPitt Meadows
1999 - 2000Cllr. Marvin HuntSurrey
2001 - 2002Cllr. Marvin HuntSurrey
2002 - 2003Cllr. Marvin HuntSurrey
2003 - 2004Cllr. Bob FearnleyNorth Vancouver (City)
2004 - 2005Cllr. Terry SmithLangley
2005 - 2006Cllr. Sharon GaetzChilliwack
2006 - 2007Cllr. Sharon GaetzChilliwack
2007 - 2008Cllr. Bob LongLangley (Township)
2008 - 2009Cllr. Corinne LonsdaleSquamish
2009 - 2010Mayor James AtebeMission
2010 - 2011Cllr. Sav DhaliwalBurnaby
2011 - 2012Cllr. Lorrie WilliamsNew Westminster
2012 - 2013Cllr. Barbara SteeleSurrey
2013 - 2014Cllr. Patricia HeintzmanSquamish
2014 - 2016Cllr. Chuck PuchmayrNew Westminster
2016 - 2017Cllr. Corisa BellMaple Ridge
2017-2018Cllr. Jason LumChilliwack
2018-2019Mayor Jack CromptonThe Resort Municipality of Whistler
2019-2020Mayor Jack CromptonThe Resort Municipality of Whistler
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