Our Father in Heaven, we pray earnestly for MLA: Spencer Chandra-Herbert and uphold him to You. May You direct and guide him in making those contributions to the decisions being made by our provincial legislators that You want to see implemented. We also ask for You to be an encouragement to him in his daily life both on the job and while at home with family and friends. We thank You, Lord, and pray with confidence that You will answer our prayers for direction, wisdom, strength and encouragement for MLA: Chandra-Herbert. Keep him safe and in good health as he travels about our province while fulfilling his duties to the people. We pray in the Holy name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Spencer Chandra Herbert was elected MLA for Vancouver-West End on May 12, 2009. He served as MLA for Vancouver – Burrard from October 29, 2008 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn.
Spencer serves as opposition critic for Tourism, Culture and the Arts.
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.