Bill has lived in Richmond for 43 years, serving on Richmond City Council since 1993. He is active and involved in volunteering in the community focusing on arts, culture, business, sports recreation and wellness.
He has been a successful event organizer and fundraiser for numerous non-profit societies and charities. A life member of the Richmond Women’s resource center, Richmond Arts Coalition and ourselves the, CACR. For many years he has been a sports administrator and coach, a founder and life member of the Richmond Sports Council. He has fulfilled the roles of the Western God of Wealth (Cai Shen) at the Chinese New Year celebrations in Richmond for the past two decades.
He has served as a Rotarian for over 25 years, and is the Founder and president of the Rotary E-Club of Lulu Island. A past president of the UBC Alumni Association, Bill is presently serving his ninth three-year term on the Academic Senate of UBC. Recognized both provincially and nationally for his accomplishments, in 2005 he was presented the BC Community Achievement Award and in 2013 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 11 Jubilee Medal. He currently represents Richmond as the first alternate to the first Director, Mayor Brodie, on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. A full GVRD Director from 1999 – 2002, he is Richmond’s representative on the Board of E-Comm. (911) and has represented the city since 2008 and served as Director on the Metro Vancouver Housing Board for the past nine years.
He is the Chair of Richmond’s Community Safety Committee, Vice-chair of the Planning Committee and a member of the following Standing Committees of Richmond Council: General Purposed, Finance, Parks, recreation and Cultural Services. The City Council representative to the following City advisory committees, organizations and Community Associations: Richmond Sports Council, Richmond Sister City Advisory Committee, the Arena Community Assoc., Thompson Community Assoc. and the Steveston Historical Society.
As if all of this is not enough, Bill has penned at least 2 books and attends so many events that his face is recognizable to almost every resident of Richmond!
Thu, Jun 15th, 2017 - Tue, Oct 31st, 2017
Bill has a new book
Bill has a new book titled Richmond, An Illustrated History - 1849 - 2015. This book sold out its first printing and then did it again for a second printing. However it is possible that the Gift Shop at the Cannery in Steveston might still have a few copies left.
So drop by the Cannery and ask, perhaps if they get enough inquires they may request another printing.There are some fabulous photos in this book that will take you back in time.