Thank you

The City for All Summit would not have been possible without the hard work of numerous volunteers and staff. This event was almost entirely volunteer driven. We would like to thank the following people.

Thank you to the City for All Steering Committee for conceiving the event, setting the agenda, recruiting volunteers and participants and making it all happen: Nola Kate Seymoar (chair), Jennifer Marshall, Omar Dominguez, Alyssa Koehn, Anthony Perl, and David Crossely, from VCPC, and community members Marnie Tamaki, Jada Stevens, Scott Clark, Christine O’Fallon, Allen Smith, and Terry Anne Boyles. The committee was formed from a 50+person partners working group whose member organizations participated in monthly updates, sponsored lead up events and contributed to the roundtable groups at the Summit (see Related Initiatives sections of the workbook).

Thank you to Ajay Puri for facilitating the event with such energy and enthusiasm, to Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George for welcoming the group to the unceded and traditional territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, to Andy Yan for the lunchtime address, to JB the First Lady for an inspiring closing performance and to the participants who re-energized the group with songs, jokes, and exercise at critical moments.

A huge thank you to Tesicca Truong and Veronika Bylicki of CityHive for event planning and logistical support. Thank you to Samantha Anderson for coordinating volunteers, acting as Summit rapporteur and co-authoring the Summit workbook, to Alyssa Koehn for designing the logo and sponsor materials, and arranging the catering and to Grace Lee, for the design of the workbook and Irene Luo for proofreading. Thank you to Executive Director Yuri Artibise for registrations, budget and keeping everyone on track. Thanks to our caterers, Cedar Feast House and Potluck, for delicious food and for responding so capably to the increased number of participants.

Thank you to the Table Leads and Notetakers for facilitating and recording the discussion as well as revising content for the workbook. Table leads were Scott Calum, Lidia Kemeny, Will Tao, Walter Wawruck, Ian Marcuse, Penny Kerrigan, Kate Hodgson, Mark Friessen, Marnie Goldenberg, Meg Holden, Tasia Alexis, Ouri Scott, Matt Halverson, Jacqueline Gijssen, Landon Hoyt, Jada Stevens, Katie McPherson, Tasha Henderson, Carole Brown, and Anthony Perl. Notetakers were: Evangelia Aleiferi, Annesha Grewal, Navi Rai, Elizabeth Pinsent, Jenna Aujla, Meghan Hunter, Paisley McHaffie, Majka Hahn, Michaela Slinger, Elisha Cooper, Tiffany Muller-Myrdahl, Carlin Sandor, Jocelyn Guan, Robert Matas, Courtney Vance, Katia Tynan, Leslie Shieh, Carl Steffens, and Penny Bain. Michele Lei provided additional support throughout the day.

Thank you to the senior city staff and officials who attended the closing session and listened to the presentations by the Roundtables: Jerry Dobrovolny, General Manager Engineering; Margaret Wittgens, Director of Public Space and Street Use; Malcolm Bromley, General Manager Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation; Sandra Singh, General Manager Arts, Culture and Community Services; Kaye Krishna, General manager, Development, Buildings and Licensing; Marisa Espinosa, Director of Green Operations; and Janet Fraser, Chair Vancouver School Board.

Thank you to SFU professor Tiffany Muller-Myrdahl and her students Majka Hahn, Carl Steffens, Paisley McHaffie, Aneesha Grewal, Navi Rai, Jocelyn Guan, Meghan Hunter, Courtney Vance and Carlin Sandor. They wrote background papers on key themes and case studies of initiatives presented at the conference. Their work is included in the electronic appendices.

Thank you to our sponsors: Vancouver City Planning Commission, City Of Vancouver (especially the Planning Urban Design and Sustainability, Healthy Cities Strategy and the Resilient Cities Initiative), Vancouver Foundation (especially Lidia Kemeny), MODUS Planning Design & Engagement, WSP, Real Estate Foundation of BC and Jorden Cook Associates. Their financial support made it possible to rent space, provide catering, waive the registration fee, and provide honoraria, childcare and transportation subsidies for those who otherwise might not have been able to attend.

And finally, last but not least, thank you so much to all the participants who shared their time, energy and knowledge