132nd AGM and State of the City address with Mayor Kennedy Stewart
Mayor of Vancouver
Vancouver Island Room
Registration: 10:00 a.m.
Program: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Mayor Kennedy Stewart
The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is excited to announce that Mayor Kennedy Stewart will deliver the keynote address at the organization's 132nd Annual General Meeting.
In his first "State of the City" address, Mayor Stewart will reflect on his inaugural year in office, highlight the accomplishments of city council over the past 12 months, and focus on the overarching theme of his first year: the power of partnerships.
With people struggling to stay in our city, Mayor Stewart has worked on building partnerships to deliver the housing we need. Whether it is partnerships on council, throughout our city, across the region, with the provincial and federal governments, Mayor Stewart has stressed that the challenges we face cannot be solved on our own.
In his remarks, Mayor Stewart will share his plan for how the power of partnerships can help transform our city, reduce people's stress, and make sure Vancouver becomes a city that works for everyone.
Prior to Mayor Stewart's address, Board of Trade Members will gather for the business portion of our 132nd Annual General Meeting, for the purpose of electing a new slate of directors and approving the audited financial statements. Please note that the business portion of the AGM is complimentary, but is only open to Members of the Board of Trade.
About the Speaker
Kennedy Stewart was elected the 40th Mayor of Vancouver on October 20, 2018, and is the City's first independent Mayor in three decades. Born in Nova Scotia, he arrived in Vancouver with $100 in his pocket and worked odd jobs to pay his way through university, eventually earning a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
Mayor Stewart's priority is to work every day on building partnerships to deliver the housing we need, tackle the overdose crisis, and invest in transit to build sustainable and walkable communities.
As a long-time renter in downtown Vancouver, where he lives with his wife Jeanette, Mayor Stewart is focused on rapidly building housing in every neighbourhood to keep our city welcoming and vibrant. He believes that by driving the cost of living low while keeping the quality of public services high, we can build a Vancouver that works for everyone.