Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Metro Vancouver
Raymond Louie is serving his fourth year as the Vice-Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and his fifth term on Vancouver City Council, having been first elected in 2002. Throughout his years as a Councillor, he has worked tirelessly to bring the will of his constituents to City Hall, with a focus on supporting new affordable housing and keeping taxes low in Vancouver.His vision is to help create a Vancouver where new opportunities to learn, succeed and thrive are available to all. As a champion of communities, an expert in civic issues, and a fierce advocate for those who have been forgotten and ignored, he is working to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.For the past Council term and continuing this term, Raymond is serving as the Chair of the City Finance and Services Committee ensuring that vital programs like affordable housing, the environment, and public safety continue to maintain strong funding. He has served as a National Representative for the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, as well as a Trustee and Director on numerous regional and provincial boards including the BC Municipal Finance Authority, TransLink and Metro Vancouver.Along with his role as Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver, a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services and planning, Raymond also Chairs Metro Vanouver’s Intergovernment and Finance Committee and the Federal Gas Tax Task Force.Raymond is also the 1st Vice President and Chair of the Green Municipal Fund for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.