An endorsement from Virginia Weller for Brent Granby for the Park Board

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“I wholeheartedly support Brent Granby for Vision candidate for Parks Board because:

Brent Granby is a stand-up, common sense guy who “walks the talk” on smart community development and sustainability.  Brent has a long track record of citizen engagement and has volunteered for decades to make Vancouver neighbourhoods stronger and more livable.  He’s an experienced community builder and team player who can create positive change on critical urban issues. Brent has staying power.  And when he’s not working hard on behalf of Vancouver residents, he loves cross country skiing with his family.”

Virgina Weller

An endorsement from Paul Faoro for Brent Granby for the Park Board

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“I am pleased to strongly recommend Brent Granby’s nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Park Board. I have long been aware of Brent’s advocacy and I know that he shares my values. Brent is a staunch protector of public services in Vancouver and his experiences as a grass roots organizer all over Vancouver will be an asset to the Park Board.”

Please join vision to support my nomination for the Park Board

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Please join Vision to support my nomination for the Park Board. Take out a membership Here

I am honoured to have the opportunity to seek a nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Park Board. I need your help! Please take out a Vision Vancouver membership to be able VOTE for me on June 18 in the advance poll and June 22 in the regular poll. If you support me and want me to be your candidate you need to be a Vision member.

Thanks for you support and if have any questions email me at brentgranby@mac.com or call me at 604 716 2824

An endorsement from Cl. Tim Stevenson for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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“I am pleased to recommend Brent Granby for a nomination with Vision Vancouver for the Park Board. I have always considered Brent to be a great ally to the LGBTQ community in Vancouver. In his capacity as President of the West End Residents Association (WERA) has facilitated projects that have made the West End more inclusive and safer.

When Mayor Larry Campbell started the Four Pillar strategy to help reduce overdose deaths of drug users there were many concerns from residents about the program. Having individuals like Brent working with city and his community to create better understanding between the groups was instrumental and contributed to the success of the Four Pillar Strategy.

Brent has been supportive of many city interventions that were based on evidence decision-making. There is an impressive list of city interventions that were controversial at the beginning and required strong community support to ensure success. Brent has  demonstrated commitment in developing community support to allow for success of these following projects:

 

  • New Directions on Burrard St. providing support services to youth at risk;
  • Emergency temporary homeless shelters on Howe and Bidwell St.;
  • Safe injection sites in DTES and at the Dr. Peter Centre;
  • At Home Study at Bosman Hotel, supportive housing model pilot project;
  • Homeless counts by Metro Vancouver;
  • West End Integrated Neighbourhood Network;
  • Four Pillars Coalition;
  • 2040 Active Transportation Plan; and
  • Comox-Helmcken Greenway.

 

These projects require numerous community members to participate to ensure that the city works respectfully with communities and members understand the importance of the work being done by the city. Brent has worked tirelessly in this capacity.

Brent’s support for active transportation in the city has been much appreciated. Building better and safer infrastructure for walking, for people with mobility challenges and for people riding bikes will encourage more people to live active lives resulting in better health overall. Brent’s advocacy has help make the Comox-Helmcken Greenway in the West End the great success that it is.

I have been impressed with Brent’s respectfulness and focus on building consensus. His advocacy is well respected because of his commitment to being a positive voice for the issues that will help make Vancouver a better place for everyone.”

Councillor Tim Stevenson

An endorsement from Joel Solomon for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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“I am happy to endorse Brent Granby’s nomination with Vision Vancouver nomination to the Park Board.

In order to achieve an ecologically sustainable future, we have to arrive at a shared consensus that action is needed. All sectors of civil society from academics, decision makers, business, food producers to residents need to understand and support the importance of the steps that will need to be taken to move to low-carbon economy and culture.

I have been aware of Brent Granby’s advocacy for a while as it relates to these issues. His efforts to use his blog and social media tools demonstrate his commitment to create dialogue on sustainability issues. Building understanding at the community level is a critical mission of sustainability. Through Brent’s efforts with the West End Residents Association and other advocacy work, he is playing a key role in building that consensus that is critical for a sustainable future for everyone.”

Joel Solomon

An endorsement for MLA David Eby for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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I have worked with Brent for many years in Vancouver, and know him as someone passionate about the continuing need to prioritize fair treatment for everyone and environmental values in all levels of government policy.

My time working with Brent has convinced me that he would be a wonderful Park Board commissioner. He’s thoughtful, committed and community-minded – he’d make a great contribution to our city.

An Endorsement from Cl. Kerry Jang for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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I am delighted to support Brent Granby’s nomination for the Park Board.  I have known Brent for over a decade as a dedicated community activist who has supported progressive change on how communities talk with City Hall to create a more accessible, green and livable city.   He’s worked tirelessly in his own neighbourhood to promote an active lifestyle.  Brent’s positive advocacy is well respected throughout Vancouver and we need him as part of our team on Parks Board.

An endorsement from VSB Trustee Rob Wynen for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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I first met Brent in 2002 as President of the West End Residents Association (WERA) when he was a volunteer on the Mole Hill Community Garden. This project was the first community garden in the West End and was completed with donated materials and volunteer labour. Brent was one of the volunteers on the team that made this project the wonderful success that it is today.

I later recruited Brent To WERA where he was to be come a director of that organization. Brent immediately made an impact by initiating a community-based art project by applying for grants from the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation. The project “Look” by artist, Nicole May and other residents who participated is still in the Mole Hill Laneway and in a public art register of Vancouver. Projects like this provided West End residents an opportunity to connect while contributing to great place making.

Brent with myself and other WERA directors tirelessly advocated for more sustainable transportation infrastructure in Vancouver. In particular WERA was successful in advocating for bike lanes on the Burrard Bridge. WERA has established a reputation of being a positive, responsible and effective force in Vancouver’s civic affairs and Brent has made a significant contribution in developing this model.

When I resigned as WERA president, I was glad to know that Brent had taken over as President. Brent has shown creativity and strong organizational skills in his leadership role with WERA. He has demonstrated a unique understanding of community organizing that uses both traditional methods of resident engagement tools, but also has shown an ability to adapt and innovate with use of new tools as web based communications and social media.

With no hesitation and with great pleasure I recommend Brent for a nomination for the Vancouver Park Board. His sincere interest and many years of experience with Park Board issues as a community based organizer, with political parties and as an activist in the city make him an outstanding candidate. This experience will well serve Vancouver to be a more liveable and sustainable city for everyone

 

 

An endorsement from Cheeying Ho for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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“I have known Brent Granby for eight years, professionally and personally. Brent has always been a passionate and devoted advocate for civic engagement, particularly on issues pertaining to parks and public spaces. I’ve been greatly impressed with his energy and commitment to be involved in civic affairs. He is a good listener, very approachable, and able to respect a range of viewpoints. Brent has an inquisitive mind and is always seeking ways to make communities more livable and sustainable. Solving sustainability issues takes a commitment to working in partnership with others and understanding shared values; Brent has proven his commitment to collaborating with diverse people and groups in many different situations. I know that Brent is considered a leader in his community with integrity and strong organizational skills.

Vancouver’s challenge to reduce its impact on climate change while creating greener and more vibrant neighbourhoods will require consistent policy development and vision. I am confident that Brent has the vision and commitment to know what needs to be done and the character to ensure that sustainability will always be a priority of local government.”

An endorsement from School Board Trustee Allan Wong for Brent Granby on the Park Board

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“I have known Brent Granby for many years and am inspired by his leadership style and his sense of responsibility to the community. Brent has consistently acted with the upmost integrity and respect for others and is able to work cooperatively in diverse groups. He is a consensus builder and an advocate for public education and community accessibility for all.

I remember Brent’s tremendous role in quickly seeking a community-based solution to transport students in the West End to the District French Immersion program in Kitsilano. Brent went straight into a problem solving mode and came up with a local solution of car pooling and later a walking school bus using public transportation.

 

Brent has spent over a decade involved in many issues pertaining to the Park Board. If there is anything I need to understand about the Parks Board I feel confident seeking Brent’s description and his personal balanced views as well. I hope that his experience and perspective is given the opportunity to serve the Park Board in order to guide staff and the board to a more liveable and sustainable Vancouver. I sincerely encourage and support Brent’s nomination and look forward to him being a commissioner for Vancouver this November.”