Elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008 with Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Vision Vancouver majority, Ms. Reimer has a number of civic appointment including serving as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transportation and Environment and leading the Mayor’s Greenest City initiative, which has undertaken over 90 new green projects ranging from new curbside compost to separated bike lanes, a new transit funding formula, and the greenest building standards in the country. The cornerstone of this work is engaging over 35,000 residents – including over 100 partners in business, academia and the community – to develop a comprehensive 10-year action plan in 10 environmental policy areas.
Ms. Reimer also works with the Mayor’s office on Open Government, Citizen Engagement, Children and Youth and Women’s Issues and serves as a Director of Metro Vancouver, the regional governance body, where she sits on the Regional Planning, Aboriginal Relations and Zero Waste committees.
Prior to being elected, Ms. Reimer served for ten years as the Executive Director of the Wilderness Committee, Canada’s largest membership-based environmental organization. She is a recognized leader in BC’s environmental movement and, in 2007 was chosen to be trained by Al Gore to deliver his An Inconvenient Truth PowerPoint presentation to local audiences. She previously served as a Vancouver School Board Trustee (2002-2005), the first to be elected in Canada under the Green Party banner, and has served on many community boards and agencies including CCEC Credit Union, the Vancouver Foundation and the Canadian Women Voters Congress.