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, as well as the Co-Chair of the Environment Advisory Committee. Patrick also serves as a member of the Mayor’s Task force on Transportation, the Public Engagement Task Force, the Canada Games Pool Tasks Force, and the Youth Advisory Committee. 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.
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 EnVision2032 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 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