There are up to 15 voting Directors of Vancouver Heritage Foundation. All Directors are appointed by the City of Vancouver Mayor and Council for a two-year term but may be re-appointed. The Board meets monthly throughout the year. The Board of Directors is responsible for increasing private and public sector involvement and investment in the conservation of heritage resources, distributing funds according to developed allocation processes, developing policies for the programs undertaken by VHF and prudently managing VHF assets.
As this is an active fundraising organization, the Board engages in fundraising activities and promotes VHF to the public, sponsors, donors and planned giving professionals. The Board of Directors aims to include individuals with expertise in architecture, real estate development, heritage conservation, tourism, financial management, estate planning, fundraising and communications.
Mayor and Council are Honorary Directors of VHF retaining limited voting rights with respect to appointment of Directors, changes to the constitution and the expulsion of Directors.
Become a Member of VHF’s Board of Directors
Applications are open annually in February/March to become a voting member of our Board of Directors via the City of Vancouver’s website.
David Dove, Chair
Karen Russell, Vice-Chair
Manager, Development Services, Campus and Community Planning, UBC
Shauna Towriss, Secretary
Partner (Real Estate), Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Herb Evers, Treasurer
President, Waterstone Properties
Co-Director, Atelier Anonymous
Chair and Instructor, School of Public Administration, Capilano University
Partner, Fasken Martineau LLP
Junior Development Manager, Community Land Trust
Community & Heritage Planner
Partner, Transformational Consciousness Coach, Resonance Group
Engineer, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
President, Stephen Mikicich Consulting Ltd.
Associate Director, Software Product Management, EY Canada
Councillor Colleen Hardwick
Council Liaison to VHF Board
Senior Heritage Planner, City of Vancouver
Chair, Vancouver Heritage Commission