I am pleased to endorse Catherine Evans’ candidacy for City Council.
The next council will include many newly elected members and Catherine’s experience on Park Board, the Library Board, and professionally will be both extremely valuable and greatly needed. Catherine brings an analytic mind, a respect for process and a commitment to fairness to her decision-making. She has shown a remarkable capacity to build consensus and get things done while being the only commissioner representing Vision Vancouver on Park Board during the past 4 years.
Vancouver residents will be well-served by electing Catherine to City Council.
Raymond Louie, Vancouver City Councillor 2002-2018
Listening to the public is a skill that not every politician knows how to do.
As a Park Board Commissioner Catherine Evans has been effective in listening to the residents of Vancouver and making thoughtful decisions about our parks, community centres and the different needs of neighbourhoods across our city.
Catherine has a deep understanding and concern for affordable housing issues affecting our city. For the young families who struggle to live and work in Vancouver, for seniors who worry about downsizing and remaining in their neighbourhoods, for grandparents who want to be close to their grandchildren, I believe that Catherine will be a strong advocate for housing that provides the biggest return to city residents over that of developers.
People want to be able to work in this city, have access to child care, have expanded transit services, and maintain healthy lifestyles. I see Catherine as someone who has the energy and commitment to tackle the challenges our city faces, and to be and advocate for you and me.
Loretta Woodcock, Dunbar resident and Vancouver Park Board Commissioner 2002-2011
I have known Catherine Evans since I was a Vancouver City Councillor. We also served together on the Vancouver Public Library Board, where I witnessed first-hand her dedication, creativity and ability to build consensus among both internal partners and stakeholders.
When Catherine ran for the Park Board in 2014 I was pleased to endorse her candidacy. I am now delighted she is standing for nomination to City Council.
Catherine will benefit so many of our citizens with her broad range of involvement in our community, and has amply demonstrated both her willingness and proven ability to work with people from varied backgrounds and perspectives. Her experience, skill and passion will help build an even more engaged city.
George Chow, MLA Vancouver Fraserview, 2017 – present, Vancouver City Councillor, 2005 – 2011,
I had the pleasure of serving with Catherine on the Vancouver Public Library Board for 6 years. For three of those, as Chair of the Board, Catherine provided strong and steady leadership, especially in her focus on good governance practices. Her commitment to transparency and inclusive processes, her knowledge of municipal services, and her years of experience with a broad range of community organizations have since then proved to be valuable assets on the Park Board. Catherine will bring these strengths, along with her deep interest in civic issues and the problems facing our communities, to the work of City Council. This is a critical time in the evolution of our City, and I know that Catherine will bring a creative, pragmatic, and thoughtful approach to solving the issues we will be facing together.
Mary Lynn Baum
I am pleased to support Catherine Evans’ nomination for City Council.
Catherine is a long-time member of Vision and has served the residents of Vancouver well on the Park Board and in many other capacities. She has a clear understanding of budgetary and financial matters and has the experience needed to deal with difficult and sometimes controversial issues. She is passionate about public service and will work hard to benefit the residents of Vancouver on City Council.
Tony Tang, Vancouver City Councillor, 2011 – 2014
I know Catherine Evans to be a true supporter of the arts. She will be a positive, fair and clear thinking advocate for Vancouver artists’ interests.
Laura Lee Coles,
Founder of LocoMotoArt and Vancouver Park Board Artist -in-Residence 2012-2018 at Aberthau/West Point Grey Community Centre.
During Catherine’s time on the Park Board, I saw her at many events. She is a thoughtful caring leader in our city and would make an exceptional City Councillor.
Lillian Howard, Elder