Sunday, August 26, 2012

MLA: Joe Trasolini - Port Moody-Coquitlam

Lord Jesus, thank You for MLA: Joe Trasolini and his many years of experience on the Port Moody council and in his position as Mayor of Port Moody.  As he was recently elected to the legislature, we pray that You would help him adjust to his schedule and the many responsibilities in his constituency, as well as in the legislature.  We pray that You would also guide him in his capacity of Official Opposition Critic for Housing, Construction and Business Development.  Father, Your Word says, “I know the plans I have for You.  They are plans for good and not for harm, to give You a future and a hope”.  We pray You would use Joe to bring much good to the people of this great province.  Amen.

Joe Trasolini immigrated to British Columbia in 1963 from his birthplace in Italy. He graduated from the BCIT Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Technology Program, and worked in the public and private sector. Since 1985, Trasolini has owned and managed a contracting firm based in BC.

In 1996, Trasolini was elected to Port Moody City Council, and in 1999 was elected Mayor. During his four terms in the mayor’s office, Port Moody has received a number of awards for sustainability initiatives and good management practices. Trasolini was the first mayor in British Columbia to institute a weekly open door session, an opportunity for constituents to meet with the mayor and raise issues important to them.

Trasolini served as a Director of Metro Vancouver, and on the Translink Mayor’s Council where he has successfully secured funding for the Evergreen Line Skytrain expansion.

Joe was elected on April 19, 2012.  He currently serves as the official Opposition Critic for Housing, Construction, and Business Development.

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