Former NPA park board commissioner Ian Robertson to run for city council
Former park board chair Ian Robertson has announced that he will run for city council with the Non-Partisan Association this November.
Robertson was on the Vancouver park board from 2005 to 2011 and acted as chair during the Stanley Park windstorm restoration efforts, the NPA noted in a news release.
“When I left politics three years ago, I never ruled out a return, because I have been most fulfilled in my career providing public service,” Robertson said in the release.
The council candidate is currently the executive director of the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia. He is also on the board of directors of the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
So far, the other confirmed NPA candidates for city council are incumbents George Affleck and Elizabeth Ball, in addition to Melissa De Genova, who is currently on the park board.
John Coupar has announced he plans to seek reelection as a park board commissioner, and Fraser Ballantyne will run again as a school trustee.
Former journalist Kirk LaPointe confirmed his mayoral candidacy last week. The NPA is expected to announce more candidates in the coming days.
The municipal election takes place November 15.