State of the City Address with Mayor Kennedy Stewart
City of Vancouver
900 Canada Place
Following the orders announced under the Emergency Program Act we encourage you to, walk, carpool, ride a bike, or take transit to this event.
Program: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
In-Person AttendanceIn order to comply with Public Health Orders:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with photo ID will be required to access this event.
- Masks must be worn at all times when indoors unless when seated at your table.
- If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.
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Mayor Kennedy Stewart
In his final State of the City address before next fall's municipal elections, Mayor Kennedy Stewart will reflect on three years in office. While much has been accomplished on housing, the overdose crisis, transportation, and the local economy – there remains more to do.
Vancouver has proven itself one of the safest places in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we reopen to the world, now is the time for Vancouver to show how cities can lead with a housing plan, an economic plan, and a climate plan that works for all of us.
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.