About Rod

For the past 41 years, Rod has lived, worked, volunteered, and raised his family in the City of North Vancouver. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Guelph, Rod worked as a roughneck in the Alberta oil patch before embarking on a professional career spanning veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals, investment banking, and construction management.

Since first being elected to North Vancouver City Council in 1983, Rod has been elected six times. He is currently in his 21st year serving on council. As a city councillor, Rod has served in several leadership roles on council and on the board of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, which serves the residents of 21 lower mainland cities, municipalities, and villages, as well the Tsawwassen First Nation, the University Endowment Lands, and Bowen Island.

  •    Chair of the Board of North Shore Health
  •    Member of the North Shore Recreation and Culture Commission
  •    Member of the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
  •    Member of the Board of Neighbour House
  •    Member of the Finance Committee
  •    Member of the Parks and Recreation Committee
  •    Member of the Public Art Committee
  •    Member of the Policy Committee
  •    Member of the Board of Directors of Lonsdale Energy Corporation
  •    Alternate Member of the Metro Vancouver Board
  •    Member of the Metro Vancouver Labour Relations Committee

Rod has been a passionate supporter and community volunteer since 1975

  •    Chair of the Board of Lion’s Gate Hospital
  •    Board of Directors of Lion’s Gate hospital for 10 years
  •    Chair of the board of Presentation House Theatre
  •    Member of the board of the British Columbia Hospital Association
  •    Member of the City of North Vancouver Advisory Planning Commission
  •    Member of the Board of the City of North Vancouver Library
  •    Director of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
  •    Director of the North Vancouver Junior Chamber of Commerce
  •    Member of the Board of North Shore Folkfest



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