To contact Mayor and Council:

Email or send a letter addressed to Mayor and Council to the following:

511 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, B.C.  V3L 1H9

For general inquiries, you may also call 604-527-4523


Click on a Councillor for biography and contact information.

  • Bill Harper

    Bill Harper has been a resident of New Westminster for almost 30 years and has served as a Councillor with the City since 2005.

    A graduate from Simon Fraser University, Bill worked as the National Staff Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) for 14 years.

    Bill was a member of the provincial government’s Education Advisory Council for 9 years as a representative for CUPE. He was also a member of the Ministry of Children and Families’ Protocol Committee which developed protocol for children with special needs and those in residential care facilities. Bill was a member of the Minister’s Review Committee on the new Safety Standards Legislation and Regulations for Compulsory Trades, as well as a member of the Heavy Industry Training Advisory Committee which currently is establishing a new Industrial Electrician Trade for British Columbia.

    Bill is an active volunteer in the community serving as Chair of the Arts Commission, the Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Seniors Advisory Committee and the Multi Use Civic Facility Task Force . He is also a Council representative on the Arts Council of New Westminster, the GVRD Labour Relations Bureau, the Tourism BC Community Tourism Foundation Program and the alternate representative on the Hyack Festival Association Board. Bill was also the Chair of the Save Saint Mary’s Coalition, and spent 10 years coaching minor hockey in New Westminster.

    Bill and his wife Delora have two children Damion and Devon, and have two grandchildren.

    1013 Dublin Street
    New Westminster, BC
    V3M 2Y7

    Phone: 778-227-4869

  • Patrick Johnstone

    Patrick Johnstone is a long-time New Westminster resident and is serving his first term on Council.

    Patrick is a Professional Geoscientist who works in environmental protection and contaminated sites. He has been a volunteer, a community builder, a blogger, and a leader of conversations in New Westminster.

    Patrick has served on the City’s Advisory Committee for Transit, Bicycles, and Pedestrians, the Emergency Advisory Committee, Community and Social Issues Committee, Master Transportation Planning Committee, and the Brow of the Hill Residents Association. He also served on the boards of the New Westminster Environmental Partners, the Royal City Curling Club, and the Environmental Managers Association of BC. He has helped with numerous community events, from NEXTNewWest socials to PechaKucha nights, Jane’s Walks, and the Royal City Farmer’s Market. He has given talks on sustainability and community engagement for diverse audiences, such as the City of New Westminster’s EnVision2032 Sustainability Fair and the 2014 Sustainable Spaces Forum presented by the Rivershead Society of BC.

    Patrick has been recognized for his community-building efforts, both as a volunteer and as a communicator. He was amongst the local business and community leaders recognized in the 2012 NextUP awards, and in 2013, he was honoured to be awarded Citizen of the Year at the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Platinum Awards.

    Patrick lives in the Brow of the Hill with his partner Antigone.

    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 1H9

    Phone: 604-679-6784

  • Jaimie McEvoy

    Councillor Jaimie McEvoy was elected on November 15, 2008 and is currently serving his third term on Council.

    A New Westminster resident for over 25 years, Jaimie has been actively involved with local issues such as homelessness, poverty, crime and affordable housing. With a strong community and policy background, he has also worked with the city to improve crime in the Twelfth Street neighbourhood.

    Jaimie is Chair of the Community Heritage Commission, the Community & Social Issues Committee, the Environment Advisory Committee, the Neighbourhood Traffic Advisory Committee and the Massey Performing Arts Centre Task Force. He is also Co-chair of the Master Transportation Plan Advisory Committee,  a member of the International Relations Task Force and a Council representative on the Massey Theatre Society and the Fraser Health Authority: Municipal Government Advisory Council. He is a past president of the Brow of the Hill Residents’ Association, the Twelfth Street Neighbourhood Society, and a past director for the Royal City Humane Society and the New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society.

    Jaimie is currently the Director of the Hospitality Project at the New Westminster Food Bank, Shiloh-Sixth Avenue United Church. He lives in New Westminster with his partner Stacy and their cats.

    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 1H9

    Phone: 604-522-9114

  • Chuck Puchmayr

    Chuck Puchmayr has been a resident of New Westminster since 1978.

    He has been active in many local organizations since that time and was a founding organizer of the New Westminster Food Bank. Recently, he was a governor of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Currently, he serves as a Director of the West End Business Association and is on the board of A Beef with Hunger Society, an organization that raises beef for food banks, community school programs and local non-profit meal providers. He was elected to city council in 1996 and served in this role until 2005, when he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for New Westminster. As the Opposition Labour Critic in Victoria, Chuck advocated for working families on a host of issues until he stepped down from provincial politics in 2009.

    Chuck serves as Chair of the Emergency Advisory Committee, the Multicultural Advisory Committee and Alternate Chair of the Massey Performing Arts Centre Task Force. He is a member of the Youth Advisory Committee and the Multi Use Civic Facility Arts Task Force and is also Council Representative on the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee and the Communities Embracing Restorative Action Society Board.

    Chuck is a transplant survivor and continues to be a vocal supporter of BC Transplant and organ donation. He is a resident of the west end and together with his partner Amber Anderson, has four adult children.

    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 1H9

    Phone: 604-356-4570

  • Mary Trentadue

    Mary Trentadue is a small business owner, mother, wife, and an experienced City Councillor who is passionate about her community.

    Mary is a Saint Barnabas Daycare board member and has been instrumental in retaining their professional and caring team. Mary is also a member of the West End Business Association and very interested in helping to improve the 12th Street business district. 

    Mary was elected as a City Councillor, City of North Vancouver in 2008.  This experience uniquely positions her to address some of the central issues facing New Westminster. As an advocate for housing and affordability, Mary helped develop guidelines for new coach house policies, sat on the Heritage Advisory Committee. 

    Mary is the owner of a small business called 32 Solutions that provides virtual assistance to a range of independent and corporate businesses. Mary also owned a much-loved independent bookstore called 32 Books in North Vancouver.  Mary was proud to win the North Shore Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award and to be nominated by the Canadian Booksellers Association for best bookstore in Canada.  

    Mary has also been nominated for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award for her entrepreneurial skills and her extensive volunteer work.  Combining her experience with a cause she felt passionately about, Mary established a successful book club with survival sex workers in the Downtown Eastside that ran for six years.  She also served on the Board of Directors for PACE for five years and was instrumental in their fundraising efforts.

    Mary lives in the Moody Park area with her husband and young son.

    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 1H9

    Phone: 778-773-2390

  • Lorrie Williams

    A City Councillor since 2002, Lorrie Williams has been an active educator in New Westminster for over 20 years.

    Lorrie graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts degree and obtained a Masters Degree in Administration from Western Washington University. She has taught both elementary and high school students, including sick kids at Royal Columbian Hospital, and was the former Vice Principal at Lord Kelvin elementary school.

    Following a year and a half teaching in East Africa, Lorrie was moved to action by the situation faced by young women. She created the Canadian Harambee Education Society in 1985 which provides sponsorships to high school girls to receive an education. Today over 600 girls are sponsored.

    Her commitment to the local community is evident through roles as the past Director of the Royal City Humane Society, President of the New Westminster Symphony Society, first female President of the New Westminster Kiwanis Club, and involvement with the Homeless Coalition. Lorrie’s outstanding service has been recognized with numerous awards including the Avon Woman of Distinction Award, the Humanist Heroine Award from the American Humanist Association, and the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal. Also, Humanist Canada recently named her Humanist of the Year.

    Lorrie is Chair of the "Wait for Me Daddy" Memorial Task Force and serves as a member of the New Westminster Library Board, the Remembrance Day Committee and the International Relations Task Force. She is also a Council representative on various committees with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, including the British Columbia Regional Caucus, the Opening Committee of the Whole, the Committee for Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government, the Committee for Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government and the Standing Committee on International Relations.

    In addition to her volunteer work, Lorrie is the Provincial Marriage Commissioner for the New Westminster area. Lorrie has a son Glenn, and three grandsons Saber, Austin and Devon.

    446 Kelly Street
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 3T9

    Phone: 604-521-3416

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