Metro Vancouver's 5-Year Outlook
Board Chair, Metro Vancouver
Councillor, City of Burnaby
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Metro Vancouver's enviable quality of life attracts more than 35,000 people every year to the region. This growth brings challenges – from affordability to climate change, transit and pressure on our industrial lands – as we strive to accommodate our 2.5 million residents and many businesses across the region.
Join Metro Vancouver Board Chair Sav Dhaliwal for his inaugural address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. In his remarks, Dhaliwal will outline Metro Vancouver's Five-Year Financial Outlook, including nearly $5.5 billion worth of capital projects, and discuss key initiatives such as the Climate 2050 strategy and the Industrial Lands Task Force.
About the speaker:
Sav Dhaliwal was elected Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board in November 2018, following a decade as a Board Director and 16 years as City of Burnaby Councillor. He has also served as president of both the Union of B.C. Municipalities and Lower Mainland Local Government Association and worked with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as the Chair of the Standing Committee for Municipal Finance and as well as Infrastructure and Transportation Policy.
Prior to local politics, Sav enjoyed a long career in the private sector working in information technology at TELUS. He has also served not-for-profit organizations in Burnaby, including the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association, Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame Committee, New Vista Society and the Burnaby Lions Club.
Sav has been recognized by the Government of Canada, the University of British Columbia & the Goel Family Charitable Foundation, the Fiji Association of British Columbia and the Chetna Association of Canada for his outstanding services to the Community. He and his wife, Cheryl, have lived in Burnaby for more than 40 years.