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Darrell Mussatto

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Darrell Mussatto
Mayor of North Vancouver
Assumed office
December 2005
North Vancouver City Councillor
In office
December 1993 – December 2005
Personal details
Born City of North Vancouver
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Politician

Darrell Roger Mussatto is a Canadian politician, currently serving mayor of North Vancouver, British Columbia.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mussatto worked as a paramedic with the B.C. Ambulance Service before entering politics.[2][1] He has a BA and professional teaching certificate, and a health and fitness certificate from Simon Fraser University.[3]

Political career[edit]

Mussatto was first elected as a councillor in North Vancouver in 1993, and served four consecutive terms before being elected mayor.[1] He is also the city's representative on the Metro Vancouver board of directors,[4] where he serves as chair of the Utilities Committee, and as a member of the Intergovernmental and Administration, Regional Planning, Performance and Procurement and Mayors committees and the Regional Economy Task Force.

His political priorities as mayor include sustainability, affordability and homelessness. Projects he has championed have included making the city more bike-friendly, reducing energy use, managing liquid and solid waste in an environmentally sustainable manner, and supporting urban gardening.

On November 15, 2014, Mussatto was re-elected for a fourth term as mayor in North Vancouver, defeating challengers Kerry Morris and George Pringle.[2] Development in the Lonsdale Quay area was one of the bigger issues of the campaign.[2][5] Lonsdale Quay, an historic shipbuilding/indstrial district, is now the site of development of new housing, improved public transit, better bikeways and public spaces, and added cultural amenities including a new home for the Presentation House Gallery.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mayor Darrell R. Mussatto
  2. ^ a b c Culbert, Lori (16 November 2014). "Mayor Darrell Mussatto wins fourth term in North Vancouver". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Biography of Mayor Darrell R. Mussatto
  4. ^ Metro Vancouver Board - Membership Archived May 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Culbert, Lori (13 November 2014). "2014 municipal elections: Development, traffic congestion dominate North Van campaign". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Richter, Brent (26 November 2014). "$4M gift for waterfront gallery". North Shore News. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Richter, Brent (26 October 2014). "Distinct visions in City of North Vancouver mayor's race Transit, density, amalgamation all part of three-way contest". North Shore News. Retrieved 8 December 2014.