City Council

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

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  • 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 the Chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Intelligent City Advisory Committee and the Residents’ Association Forum.  Bill also serves as a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Health Care Cluster and was recently on the Railway Community Advisory Panel.

    He is also a council representative on the New Westminster Tourism Board and Metro Utility Committee. 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

    T: @BillHarperNW

    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 is the Chair of the Access Ability Advisory Committee and ACTBiPed, and serves on the Youth Advisory Committee and Seniors Advisory Committee. He also works on the Mayor’s Task force on transportation and the Canada Games Pool Task Force. He previously served on the boards of the New Westminster Environmental Partners, the Royal City Curling Club, and is the past president of the Environmental Managers Association of BC.  He is currently the UBCM representative on the Board of the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of BC, is a Director of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Energy Association and on the Utilities Committee for Metro Vancouver.

    He has volunteered in various roles at community events, from Jane’s Walks to PechaKucha nights, New West Pride, 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 Envision 2032 Sustainability Fair and the 2014 Sustainable Spaces Forum presented by the Rivershead Society of BC. He has also worked towards increasing civic engagement in New West through social media and his blog, where he tries to make local government more understandable to the general community.

    Patrick has been recognized for his community-building efforts, both as a volunteer and as a communicator. He was among 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, and when not working around a committee table or volunteering, he can be found riding a bicycle or throwing curling rocks.

    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 1H9

    T: @PJNewWest
    F: /patrick.johnstone
    I: /patrickjohnstone

    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.

    Chuck was first elected to city council in 1996 and served in this role until 2005, when he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 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 ran and was reelected to New Westminster council in 2011 and 2014. 

    Chuck currently serves as Chair of the Emergency Advisory Committee, the Multicultural Advisory Committee, the Community Railway Committee, and the Restorative Justice Committee. He is also a member of the Land Use Planning Committee and the affordable housing task force.  

    Chuck is an active volunteer for many local organizations, and has been recognized for his volunteer contributions by receiving the Diamond Jubilee medal and the Chamber of commerce Citizen of the Year Award. Chuck is the founder and a volunteer for A Beef with Hunger Society, an organization which raises Beef and produce for the HIV food banks as well as non-profit meal providers.

    Chuck is a transplant survivor and continues to be a vocal volunteer for BC Transplant. 

    He is a resident of the West End of New Westminster and together with his partner Amber Anderson, and has four adult children.

    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 1H9

    T: @ChuckPuchmayr
    F: /chuck.puchmayr

    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 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
    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, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, Rotary Paul Harris award, and the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal. Also, Humanist Canada recently named her Humanist of the Year.

    Lorrie chaired the Wait For Me Daddy Task Force and is the Chair of the Remembrance Day Committee as well as the Co-Chair of the International Relations Task Force.  She also serves as a member on the Community Heritage Commission, the Library Board, and the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Health Care Cluster. Lorrie is also a council representative on Metro Vancouver’s Finance and Audit Committee.

    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 Sabre, Austin, and Devon.

    446 Kelly Street
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 3T9

    T: @lorrienwc

    Phone: 604-230-8334