Members, Advisory committee
Councillor | Chair, Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities of Vancouver
Andrea was appointed in 2008 as the Chair of the City's Planning and Environment Committee and Council lead on the award-winning Greenest City Action Plan, overseeing Vancouver's efforts to become a global leader in environmental action.
A strong advocate for open government reforms, Andrea brought in a world-leading Open Data program cited by BC Business magazine as the reason for naming the City of Vancouver the province's most innovative organization in 2011. This work also extends to establishing new advisory committees for women, urban aboriginal peoples and LGBTQ community, four new community planning processes, and better use of social media and technology for engagement.
In addition, Andrea championed reinstating the Joint Childcare Council, a coordinating body for civic agencies providing childcare, which has increased childcare spaces in the city by 6% since 2009.
Prior to being elected to City Council, Andrea was the Executive Director of the Wilderness Committee, a position she held from 2002. In 2007, she was chosen to be trained by Al Gore to deliver his An Inconvenient Truth PowerPoint presentation to local audiences. She has volunteered with many community organizations including CCEC Credit Union, Canadian Women's Voters Congress, and a former co-chair of the City of Vancouver's Food Policy Council. She currently sits on the Vancouver Foundation's Health and Social Development Advisory Committee.