Stuart Mackinnon is currently the Chair of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. Stuart was first elected a Vancouver Park Board Commissioner representing the Green Party of Vancouver from 2008-2011.
He also has served as a Trustee of the Vancouver Public Library (2008-10). Re-elected to the Park Board in 2014, he 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). In 2012 he became a Governor of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, where he served as the 2nd Vice-President until his re-election to the Park Board.
Stuart teaches and is currently the Special Education Department Head and School Based Resource Teacher at Killarney Secondary in Vancouver. Stuart lives, works and shops in the Fraserlands neighbourhood in Vancouver.