About the Leadership Committee
The LMFMS initiative was under the direction of a Leadership Committee, with input from a Joint Program Committee for Integrated Flood Management, project-specific advisory groups and working groups, and with support from the Fraser Basin Council as secretariat. The Leadership Committee oversaw completion of the final Pathways to Action report.
Thanks to all governments, organizations and individuals that contributed to the work of this initiative throughout Phases 1 and 2, including all members of advisory groups. The Leadership Committee and the Fraser Basin Council also acknowledge with gratitude the contributions and support of Stó꞉lō Tribal Council Chief and Chair of the Emergency Planning Secretariat, Tyrone McNeil, in the development of the Pathways to Action report.
The LMFMS Leadership Committee and the Fraser Basin Council acknowledge Phase 2 financial support from the Government of Canada and the Government of BC through the National Disaster Mitigation Program.
Members of the Leadership Committee
as of Summer 2023
Sarah Fraser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Southcoast Region, BC Ministry of Forests
Kathryn Forge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Disaster Mitigation, BC Emergency Management and Climate Readiness
Andrew Hannan, Regional Director, Public Safety Canada
Sonia Talwar, Regional Director, Natural Resources Canada
Anna Classen, Regional Director General, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Jason Lum, Chair, Fraser Valley Regional District and Councillor, City of Chilliwack
Jag Gill, Director, Fraser Valley Regional District and Councillor, District of Mission
John McEwan, Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver and Mayor, District of Anmore
Nicole MacDonald, Director, Metro Vancouver and Mayor of the City of Pitt Meadows
Dylan Kruger, Director, Metro Vancouver and Councillor of the City of Delta
A Joint Program Committee (JPC) for Integrated Flood Hazard Management and various project advisory committees and working groups provided input to strategy work in Phase 2. The JPC and working groups were composed primarily of representatives of organizations having flood responsibilities in the Lower Mainland.
The Leadership Committee established a Pathways to Action Working Group to help address priority issues for the final Pathways to Action report in 2023. The Leadership Committee also received valuable input from the Emergency Planning Secretariat in preparing and finalizing that report.
The Fraser Basin Council served as the facilitator and coordinator of the Phase 2 process, with guidance from the Leadership Committee and input from participants. FBC reported on progress to the Leadership Committee, advisory committees and participating organizations.