A number of Tri-City politicians are on Metro Vancouver board committees next year.
But a few are also serving as Metro Vancouver representatives on external agencies.
This month, the board appointed Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart and Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West as two of 10 Metro directors on the Municipal Finance Authority, the central borrower that’s tasked to review financing requests from B.C. regional councils and authorize the issue and sale of securities; it meets twice a year in Victoria.
The Metro alternates on the MFA are Port Moody Mayor Rob Vagramov and Belcarra Mayor Neil Belenkie.
Meanwhile, Port Coquitlam Coun. Darrell Penner is Metro’s liaison on the board of trustees for the Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department, which handles fire protection in the villages of Anmore and Belcarra.
Anmore Mayor John McEwen is one of two Metro reps on the Pacific Parklands Foundation, a charity that looks after the preservation, conservation and enhancement of Metro’s regional parks and acts as the fundraising arm of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks; it meets four times a year.
And Coquitlam Coun. Craig Hodge is the alternate rep to Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie on the National Zero Waste Council, a leadership board with the goal to advance waste prevention in Canada; it meets four times a year.
Remuneration to the external boards is provided by Metro Vancouver.