Steve Anderson — bio to be added.
Dorothy Barkley, an original Vancouverite, lived in different communities in Canada and Europe which informed her understanding and appreciation of urban living before purchasing a lovely old Arts & Craft house in Grandview. This has been enhanced by her years of involvement in the architectural and design professions as Executive Director of the Architecture Foundation of BC, and the Architectural Institute of BC. She has been involved with various community organizations and is a member of the Grandview Heritage Group, amongst others. She is concerned that the qualities that make our neighbourhood so special not be compromised by hasty development and ill-considered densification; traffic and parking are also priorities for her. She hopes that she will be able to contribute to GWAC becoming an informed, respected and sought after voice on all urban planning issues as they arise, and a catalyst for greater community awareness and involvement in those issues.
Tom Durrie has lived and worked in Grandview-Woodland most of the time since 1970. During the early 70s, he was involved in the development of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Then, in 1981, he formed the Save the York Theatre Society and kept this project in mind until the theatre was finally saved, once and for all, by a decision of City Council in December 2008. The restored and revitalized theatre is expected to re-open some time in 2013. The effect of this new attraction on Commercial Drive between Venables and Hastings is of key interest to Tom. A GWAC Board Director since 2009, while Tom's main interests are around arts and culture, he is also concerned with reduction of automobile traffic, improvement of public transit, and the greening of Venables Street.
Dan Fass has lived in Grandview-Woodland since 1989 and became a member of the GWAC Board in 2008. He has a long-standing interest in local community issues and has attended many community meetings and events. He has done volunteer work in Grandview-Woodland in human rights, child literacy, and other areas. He is on the Board of Britannia Community Centre (2011–2013; he also served 2006–2008) and on two Board committees: the Library Management Committee and Planning and Development Committee, which is developing Britannia's 2011 Strategic Master Plan and oversaw the development of its 2007 Master Plan. Dan is active in a citizen's group which is seeking to preserve three city lots, known locally as "Gibby's Field," as a community greenspace in neighbouring Kensington–Cedar Cottage.
Ryan Fergie — bio to be added.
James Tyler Irvine — bio to be added.
Jak King has lived in Grandview for more than 20 years. Now retired from industry, he is an historian and has published two books of local interest: "The Drive to 1956" (2011) and "The Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive to 1999" (2012). He is currently preparing two further volumes on the history of the Drive. Jak is active with the Grandview Heritage Group, has a long-time interest in questions of urban design and streetscape preservation, and is an inveterate blogger.
Eileen Mosca has been a resident of Grandview-Woodland for 33 years.
She is a commercial artist, screen printer and muralist and has been a partner in Vancouver's Arts Off Main Gallery for the past 9 years. Eileen raised 3 sons in the neighbourhood and was PAC chair at Templeton and Lord Nelson Schools. She is engaged in community safety issues, currently serving as Secretary to Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre board, Vice President of the Vancouver Association of Community Policing Centres and liaison to the board of MOBY which oversees a community garden and playground under the Skytrain between 10th and 12th Avenues.
Eileen's decision to join GWAC's board was prompted by her belief that this organization cannot presume to speak for Grandview-Woodland unless it authentically represents the diversity (ethnic, educational, socio-economic and political) of its residents. She hopes to widen participation in GWAC through board initiatives to reach the many groups and geographic areas in this neighbourhood.
Craig Ollenberger, a current director of GWAC, has been living in Grandview-Woodland for several years and over that time he has become involved in a number of non-profit initiatives in our community. His interest in being a part of GWAC stems from the important role GWAC can play as a liaison between our neighbourhood and decision-making bodies. The City of Vancouver, the Provincial Government and many other organizations come to GWAC to assess neighbourhood opinion on various issues, and he believes he can represent our neighbourhood well in this capacity.
David Parent — bio to be added.
Vicki Scully — bio to be added.
Anne W. Worrall has lived in Grandview-Woodland for the past 20 years. She specifically chose this neighborhood to raise her family as she greatly appreciated the sense of community, the affordability, the diversity and the vibrancy of the neighbourhood. As a professional gardener, she vows to protect and preserve public and private green space to enhance the human scale of the area and favour a pedestrian oriented neighbourhood in a naturally beautiful setting. Anne has a Masters in Architecture History and has been a director on the GWAC board since 2012.