Port Moody’s council is getting younger.
Not only is the city’s new mayor, 26 year-old Rob Vagramov, one of the youngest to hold that position in Canada, new councillor-elect Amy Lubik is in her mid-30s.
She said having Millennial representation on council is especially important as the city gets younger, with young adults and families attracted to new condo developments and the hip vibe created by Brewers Row.
Lubik said her generation, as well as seniors, are in the crosshairs of the housing affordability crisis that grips Metro Vancouver. But they’re also sensitive to other issues like the environment, climate change and the precariousness of work that affect livability.
“I think having those people that are acutely feeling those issues and experiences represented on council is important,” Lubik said.
That’s not to say there will be a generation gap with some of her experienced colleagues who were reelected to council on Saturday, Lubik said.
She pointed to the broad range of backgrounds at the council table, from the arts, to health care to housing ,that will be able to come together to move the city forward.
“We have a wide range of strengths, but also a commonality,” Lubik said. “I am excited to really delve into how the city works.”
The other new councillor-elect, Steve Milani, did not return calls for comment.