DAVID GREWAL City Council Candidate
David was born and raised in Vancouver and is proud to live in such a beautiful, diverse, and vibrant city. He grew up in the West Point Grey neighbourhood and upon graduating from Lord Byng High School, his family moved to South Vancouver. Since then, he has had the benefit of living in five neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver, experiencing and appreciating the unique character and culture each offers our great city.
David completed his degree in Engineering and a diploma in Business Administration and pursued a corporate career in the energy industry. In 2003 he co-founded Absolute Energy Inc. from the basement of his home. Today, it is the largest natural gas supply management and brokerage firm in B.C. with clients throughout North America. David is often called upon to mentor and speak about entrepreneurship and the importance of being actively engaged in one’s community.
David believes in the value of community involvement and has been active in various charitable causes and neighbourhood organizations. He has served as Chair of the Southlands Community Association and has been an advocate for greater transparency, collaboration and consultation with residents in determining how the future of their community ought to be shaped. David values a progressive and inclusive society where decision-making is guided by strong engagement with citizens. He is committed to being fiscally responsible and safeguarding the public purse and eliminating administrative barriers so that businesses and working families can thrive in our city. David is passionate about making Vancouver a social, environmental, and innovative leader and a welcoming city where everyone has the opportunity to live, work, and play.
David is an avid skier and loves travelling and enjoying the great outdoors with his wife.