Andrea was first elected in 2002 as a School Board trustee with the Green Party. Inspired by Gregor Robertson’s leadership, she joined Vision Vancouver and was first elected to City Council in 2008.
As a City Councillor, Andrea serves as Chair of the City’s Planning and Environment Committee and a member of the Greenest City Action Team, overseeing Vancouver’s efforts to become a global leader in environmental action. Andrea is also the Council liaison to the Joint Childcare Council, a coordinating body for civic agencies with the Vancouver Park Board and School Board.
Andrea has also been a strong advocate for open government reforms, bringing in a world-leading Open Data program to make city information open and accessible. The program was cited by BC Business magazine as the reason for naming the City of Vancouver the most innovative organization in the province. She also helped implement the City’s first-ever Digital Strategy, a comprehensive roadmap to ensure City Hall is enabling digital economic opportunities and improving customer service.
Andrea and her partner Andy live near Trout Lake with their child. When not working you’ll likely find her gardening or on the soccer pitch where she plays goalie.