For her efforts, she has received three Chief Commendations from the VPD; Arezo is one of few civilians earning this recognition.
Arezo believes in the importance and growth of Vancouver’s business community. She has collaborated with several Business Improvement Associations (BIA) and is a strong advocate for small business owners. She has engaged Vancouver business owners who have expressed their frustration with rising vandalism, assaults, and violent shoplifting.
Prior to working at the VPD, Arezo studied Criminology and Political Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU), leading her to discover a passion for community-building. During the course of her studies, she was fortunate to have an internship in Washington DC working for the congressional committee on Homeland Security. This served as an invaluable experience as Arezo learned the ins/outs of government policy.
Arezo believes that the City of Vancouver has lost its focus and is actively ignoring the core services and issues critical to Vancouver residents. She is running for City Council to fight for residents by making their voices heard. Her platform of improving safety, strengthening core services, and driving affordability in the city are amongst her top agenda items.
Outside of work, Arezo is a busy mom to an energetic 3-year old daughter. She loves going for hikes when time allots, along with her husband (who is also a busy entrepreneur and small business owner). She is an avid volunteer for organizations within the Hellenic Community and loves to try new recipes to cook for family and friends.