Stuart Mackinnon, Park Board Commissioner

stuart-mackinnon-Vangreens-portrait.jpgBio: Stuart Mackinnon is active in parks and green space issues, with a focus on access, preservation and conservation. He has sat on the boards of many non-profit organizations including Axis Theatre, the Wilderness Committee, Follow Dr. Norman Bethune to China, and SPEC (the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation).

From 2008-2011 Mackinnon was an elected Vancouver Park Board Commissioner representing the Green Party of Vancouver, and was re-elected to a second term on the Park Board in 2014. He also has served as a Trustee of the Vancouver Public Library.

Mackinnon teaches and is currently the Special Education Department Head and School Based Resource Teacher at Killarney Secondary in Vancouver.

In 2012 Mackinnon became a Governor of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, where he currently serves as the 2nd Vice-President.

Mackinnon lives, works and shops in the Fraserlands neighbourhood in Vancouver.

Why is Stuart a Green? - “I ran for Park Board with the Green Party because I want to return Vancouver to the beautiful city with parks and gardens it once was. A city where everyone can play in their own neighbourhood, and where common sense and community values are what drives decision making.”

Learn more about Stuart Mackinnon: www.betterparks.ca