Friday, July 10, 2009

MLA: Spencer Herbert - Vancouver West End

Today we pray for Spencer Herbert B.C.'s youngest MLA. Father make him like a Timothy, strong in sprit and wise beyond his years, with faith, wisdom and truth that comes from you and your guidance in his decision making. Give him favour in the eyes community so that he can be a positive force in regards to matters concerning his community and the Province. We thank you for this opportunity to pray for this community and province.
We ask this in your name. Amen
Spencer Herbert is the Opposition Critic for Arts and Culture.  A strong community activist, Spencer tackles issues head on. He was elected to serve as Vancouver Parks Commissioner in 2005. He was voted “Unsung Hero” by the readers of the WestEnder and one of Vancouver’s three best politicians by the readers of Georgia Straight.

Spencer's achievements include initiating the first of many fundraising drives to restore storm-damaged Stanley Park and helping improve environmental sustainability at parks throughout the city. He was instrumental in the improvements to Nelson Park in the West End, and Emery Barnes Park in Yaletown.

Spencer’s background is in the arts and culture industry. He was the associate producer of the United Nations World Urban Festival and has been a facilitator and lecturer with Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, the GLBT Centre and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

He's also worked actively with the Coal Harbour Residents Association, the West End Residents Association, the Stanley Park Ecology Society, the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and the Save St. Paul's Coalition.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Spencer enjoys baseball and is a keen community gardener.

Spencer lives in the West End with partner Romi, a community developer.

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