Our Executive Board
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.
Councillor Laura Dupont
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
Councillor Patrick Johnstone
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 Jenna Stoner
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.
Councillor Jason Lum
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 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.
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.
Councillor Jen Ford
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.
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
Dennis Adamson is the Electoral Area B Director of the Fraser Valley Regional District.
If you have an issue that you would like to bring to the Executive’s attention, please forward in writing to President Jack Crompton.
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 a monthly basis in Burnaby, at the Metro Vancouver offices, and is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting held in May every year.
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.
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 - 1996||Cllr. Lynne Kennedy||Vancouver|
|1996 - 1997||Mayor Pat Boname||West Vancouver||**Deceased|
|1997 - 1998||Mayor Pat Boname||West Vancouver||**Deceased|
|1998 - 1999||Cllr. Janis Elkerton||Pitt Meadows|
|1999 - 2000||Cllr. Marvin Hunt||Surrey|
|2001 - 2002||Cllr. Marvin Hunt||Surrey|
|2002 - 2003||Cllr. Marvin Hunt||Surrey|
|2003 - 2004||Cllr. Bob Fearnley||North Vancouver (City)|
|2004 - 2005||Cllr. Terry Smith||Langley|
|2005 - 2006||Cllr. Sharon Gaetz||Chilliwack|
|2006 - 2007||Cllr. Sharon Gaetz||Chilliwack|
|2007 - 2008||Cllr. Bob Long||Langley (Township)|
|2008 - 2009||Cllr. Corinne Lonsdale||Squamish|
|2009 - 2010||Mayor James Atebe||Mission|
|2010 - 2011||Cllr. Sav Dhaliwal||Burnaby|
|2011 - 2012||Cllr. Lorrie Williams||New Westminster|
|2012 - 2013||Cllr. Barbara Steele||Surrey|
|2013 - 2014||Cllr. Patricia Heintzman||Squamish|
|2014 - 2016||Cllr. Chuck Puchmayr||New Westminster|
|2016 - 2017||Cllr. Corisa Bell||Maple Ridge|
|2017-2018||Cllr. Jason Lum||Chilliwack|
|2018-2019||Mayor Jack Crompton||The Resort Municipality of Whistler|
|2019-2020||Mayor Jack Crompton||The Resort Municipality of Whistler|