Come and hear about the City of North Vancouver's exciting new direction and opportunities for growth.
Featured speaker Mayor Linda Buchanan will provide a keynote presentation on her vision for the community, share a sneak peek at the City's new Strategic Plan, and discuss what the City's priorities are.
This keynote session will be followed by a fireside conversation with Mayor Buchanan and Adera Development’s Chief Operating Officer, Rocky Sethi, with opportunities to get your questions answered.
Please join us for this session from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples.
About our Speaker: Mayor Linda Buchanan
Linda Buchanan is serving her second term as Mayor of the City of North Vancouver. Prior to being elected Mayor, Linda was a public health nurse for 30 years, working with children and families. She also served two terms as a City Councillor and a term as a School Board Trustee.
Her goal is to build an inclusive and healthy community for all people. By focusing on shared prosperity, mobility, sustainability, vibrancy, and people-friendly places, Linda aims to improve livability across the City. Linda has championed making the City of North Vancouver "the Healthiest Small City in the World' and has put the health and wellbeing of residents at the heart of her decision-making.
Born and raised in the City, Linda knows this community well and raised her own four children here with her husband Kevin. A proud hockey mom, Linda believes in the power of sport and recreation. She loves the City's amazing local art and jazz music scene, and can often be found riding her bike on the Spirit Trail. Linda holds a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in Nursing from the University of British Columbia and in 2019 she received the Centenary Medal of Distinction for her achievements in nursing.
About our Moderator: Rocky Sethi
Rocky Sethi has been involved in the development and construction of wood frame and concrete residential and mixed-use buildings across Western Canada for over 20 years. He has been involved in all aspects of development from acquisition and design to construction and delivery of thousands of homes and hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial developments.
Rocky offers insight into the full spectrum of residential and commercial developments and has always worked on the leading edge of the industry, with companies looking to push the envelope with their projects in order to maximize the value of the real estate and offering to the customer.
As the COO of Adera, he is championing projects incorporating Cross Laminated Timber and high levels of sustainability, in order to deliver cutting edge projects while combating climate change. Adera recently completed the Virtuoso project at UBC, and has four more CLT projects in planning or construction, including over 500 mass timber homes.
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