The Grandview-Woodland Area Council strives to represent the interests of Grandview-Woodland, to inform and activate its residents and to advocate for the protection and enrichment of our community. Our purposes are:
a. To inform people of services and programs that are either available to them or being planned.
b. To provide a forum for residents to express opinions and take action on issues of concern to Grandview-Woodland.
c. To promote research and studies on the Grandview-Woodland community’s needs and issues.
d. To represent Grandview-Woodland on both government and non-government decision-making bodies.
e. To seek representation from and to cooperate with other groups in the area and adjacent areas.
f. To assume the assets and liabilities and to carry on the affairs of the Grandview-Woodland Area Council
g. To serve as a source of information for and about the community
Membership is open to anyone who resides or who works in the Grandview Woodland neighbourhood and who registers their contact information at a GWAC Annual General meeting or monthly meeting. The boundaries of Grandview-Woodland are the north side of Broadway to the Burrard Inlet waterfront, and the east side of Clark Drive through to the west side of Nanaimo Street.
Unless otherwise announced, the GWAC Board of Directors provides for a Community Forum on the first Monday of every month, except for holidays, at 7:00 pm in the Learning Resources Centre, under the Britannia Library. The public is cordially invited to attend.
The GWAC website is intended to foster dialogue amongst the citizens in the area, and provide the board members with information and direction from the community. It also serves as one means of disseminating GWAC activities to the community. We encourage feedback, comments and suggestions.
2017-2018 Board Members
Dorothy Barkley, an original Vancouverite, lived in different communities in Canada and Europe which informed her understanding and appreciation of urban living before purchasing a lovely old Arts & Craft house in Grandview. This has been enhanced by her years of involvement in the architectural and design professions as Executive Director of the Architecture Foundation of BC, and the Architectural Institute of BC. She has been involved with various community organizations and is a member of the Grandview Heritage Group, amongst others. She is concerned that the qualities that make our neighbourhood so special not be compromised by hasty development and ill-considered densification; traffic and parking are also priorities for her. She hopes that she will be able to contribute to GWAC becoming an informed, respected and sought after voice on all urban planning issues as they arise, and a catalyst for greater community awareness and involvement in those issues.
Craig Ollenberger, a current director of GWAC, has been living in Grandview-Woodland for several years and over that time he has become involved in a number of non-profit initiatives in our community. His interest in being a part of GWAC stems from the important role GWAC can play as a liaison between our neighbourhood and decision-making bodies. The City of Vancouver, the Provincial Government and many other organizations come to GWAC to assess neighbourhood opinion on various issues, and he believes he can represent our neighbourhood well in this capacity.