Mary Trentadue has spent 15 years as a small business owner. She has volunteered countless hours to various organizations and is passionate about the community of New Westminster. Mary lives with her husband and son in the Moody Park area.
Mary is not new to City Council as she was first elected to a city council position in North Vancouver in 2008. This experience uniquely positions her to address some of the central issues facing New Westminster. She is an advocate for childcare, housing and local business. Mary also helped develop guidelines for new coach house policies, and served on the Heritage Advisory Committee in North Vancouver.
Mary is a Saint Barnabas Daycare board member and has been instrumental in retaining their professional and caring team. As her son transitions from daycare to kindergarten Mary has also joined the Lord Kelvin Elementary School PAC Executive.
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.
Currently Mary serves on the following City Committees:
Chair, Arts Commission
Chair, Seniors Advisory Committee
Chair, Arts Strategy Task Force
Chair, Canada Day Celebration Committee
Member, Public Art Advisory Committee
Member, Public Engagement Task Force
Member, Massey Performing Arts Centre Task Force
Director, E-Comm Board
511 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC