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Director, Metro Vancouver Board of Directorshttp://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/Heather DealDirector, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors<div class="ExternalClass23FBD08F9913445C9C24CDA1926722B9"><p>​<span lang="EN">Councillor Heather Deal was first elected to the Vancouver Park Board in 2002 and served as its chair in 2003. She was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005 and was re-elected in 2008, 2011, and 2014. She is the chair of the City's Planning, Transportation, and Environment Committee.</span><br><br><span lang="EN">Councillor Deal brings her passions for arts and entertainment, healthy ecosystems, an animated public realm, and cycling to City Hall. She has brought forward initiatives to support artists, expand creative spaces in the city, create the food cart program, improve accessibility throughout the city, retain heritage, and increase pedestrian safety. At the regional level, Councillor Deal has worked on waste reduction, air quality, the Metro Vancouver’s MAXguide cultural website, ecological health, Experience the Fraser and she serves as the Chair of the Regional Parks Committee. At the federal level, she is engaged in work concerning environmental health, urban Aboriginals, infrastructure, transportation, and increasing women's participation in politics.</span><br><br> <span lang="EN">Councillor Deal is a biologist with a long history of working on environmental and habitat issues</span>.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/archive/2015/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/heatherdeal.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos/heatherdeal.jpgGP0|#6f76ebd0-c729-4cce-b28e-2ee1a4432fbb;L0|#06f76ebd0-c729-4cce-b28e-2ee1a4432fbb|Heather Deal;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b