Monday, July 21, 2014, Vancouver BC - Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe has announced the candidacy of former Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Ian Robertson for City Council.
“I am thrilled that Ian has decided to run for City Council,” says LaPointe. “As a dedicated public servant with deep roots in Vancouver, his knowledge of its issues and his ideas for improving the city will be invaluable.”
Robertson served on the Vancouver Park Board from 2005 to 2011, and chaired the Board during its Stanley Park windstorms restoration efforts in 2006. He is the current Executive Director of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia and serves on the Board of Governors for the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.
“When I left politics three years ago, I never ruled out a return, because I have been most fulfilled in my career providing public service,” says Robertson. “Kirk and I have similar aspirations for the city and an open, accessible government is key among them.”
Robertson is a former Parent Advisory Committee chair at Vancouver’s Southlands Elementary School and former President of Dunbar Little League, and has been recognized for his public service to Vancouver with numerous honors, including the BCIT Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service to the Community.
The long-time Dunbar resident and his wife have two sons.
Robertson joins George Affleck, Elizabeth Ball and Melissa De Genova as NPA Council candidates. The NPA will announce more candidates in the coming days.
Kirk LaPointe will introduce Ian Robertson today at 9 a.m. at Enigma Restaurant, 4397 West 10th Avenue at Trimble. You are welcome to attend.
For Robertson’s bio and downloadable photo, visit npavancouver2014.ca.
Contact: Ann Gibbon