2017 CLI Speakers
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Mayor Richard Walton
Richard is serving his fourth term as Mayor of the District of North Vancouver and is Chair of the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council. He is also a Member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, with a career in business, education and public service.
In 2011, North Vancouver District received the United Nations Sasakawa Award for World Leadership in the area of Planning for and Responding for Natural Disasters. In 2013, Mayor Walton was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for Distinguished Service to his community.
Travis is the Director, Western Canada for the Humphrey Group. Travis works with senior leaders as a coach, facilitator and speaker across North America. He also leads the Humphrey Group’s Western Canada region. From his project management, utility and sales experience, Travis is able to quickly get to the core of the issue and help his clients lead more effectively in a wide range of situations. He is known for his disarming yet practical style, which he uses to both engage his clients and inspire them to action.
Mike Harcourt served as Premier of British Columbia (1991-1996) and prior to that Mayor of Vancouver. After stepping down from politics, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy. Here, Mr. Harcourt served on the Executive Committee and Chaired the Urban Sustainability Program. He was also a federally appointed BC Treaty Commissioner and Chair of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee for Cities and Communities, which had a mandate to examine the future of Canada’s communities.
Mr. Harcourt is the lead faculty of United Way's Public Policy Institute, Chair of AGE-WELL Board, and a member of the Advisory Board of Canada’s ECOFISCAL Commission. He is also Chair of QUEST, which helps to create sustainable cities and communities with smart energy plans.
His exemplary career as Lawyer, Community Activist, and Politician has been honoured with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, Canadian Urban institute’s Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award, and Order of Canada. Mr. Harcourt brings his experience and enthusiasm to the stage when speaking on the importance of creating vibrant, sustainable cities and communities.