Derek Corrigan

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His Worship
Derek Corrigan
Mayor of Burnaby, British Columbia
Assumed office
Personal details
Spouse(s) Kathy Corrigan
Residence Burnaby, British Columbia

Derek Richard Corrigan is a Canadian politician and the mayor of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Early life and education[edit]

Corrigan is a graduate of Vancouver's Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School and studied political science and philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He then obtained his law degree from the same university in 1977 and joined the Bar of British Columbia in 1978.[citation needed]


Corrigan was an associate counsel with the Vancouver law firm Lindsay Kenney.[1] He became a city councillor of the Burnaby City Council in 1987 and served for 15 years. He was elected mayor in 2002 and re-elected in 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014.[2]

From 1994 to 1997, Corrigan was the chairman of B.C. Transit. Corrigan is a member of the Mayor's Council on Regional Transportation. He was the director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and is a Trustee of the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia. Corrigan is the chairman of Burnaby’s Social Sustainability Strategy Steering Committee and as mayor holds a seat on all Council Committees.

As Director of Metro Vancouver, he serves on the Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee, Zero Waste Committee, Mayors Committee, Intergovernmental and Administration Committee, Port Cities Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Task Force. Corrigan is a representative to the International Centre for Sustainable Cities; an Alternate Representative to the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC); and a director of the Municipal Finance Authority. In 2011 Corrigan received the Federation of Canadian Municipalities 2011 FCM Green Champion Award Corrigan and the Canada 125 medal for Community Service.

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Corrigan's wife, Kathy, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as the New Democratic MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake.[3]