Melissa De Genova is currently serving her second term as a Vancouver City Councillor and she was previously elected to the Vancouver Park Board.
Elected in 2014, Councillor Melissa De Genova has a long history of community and public service. She previously served as a Non-Partisan Association (NPA) Park Board commissioner from 2011–2014 and developed a passion for civic issues at a very young age.
Councillor De Genova is a strong advocate for seniors, working with both federal and provincial governments and the community to secure funding and move forward with a seniors centre in Southeast Vancouver.
Melissa brings professional experience working in both private and non-profit housing development to her role at city hall.
She holds a political science degree from Simon Fraser University and has in the past worked in senior management roles for many companies and organizations in both non-profit and private sectors.
As the first millennial ever elected to serve on Vancouver City Council, Councillor De Genova has worked to make Vancouver a safe, affordable, and family friendly city.
Melissa lives in East Vancouver with her husband and their 4 year-old daughter.