Commission Info

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commissioners are appointed by the City and District of North Vancouver and volunteer their time and energy to guide the Commission's policies and to represent the best interests of North Vancouver residents.

Commission meeting dates are set in January of each year and are held in the Oak Room at the Delbrook Community Recreation Centre. Meetings are open to the public; however, the dates are subject to change. Please check the website for the most current information regarding the next meeting. Before attending a meeting, please refer to the table below for schedule updates and get to know our eleven 2022 Commissioners. If you would like to make a presentation to the Commission, or you have a request, please see the procedure below.

An agenda for each meeting is posted on this page one week in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Approved minutes are available after the following meeting.

For more information on Commission meetings or to contact the Commissioners, please contact Veronica Labrosse by email or call 604-983-6306.


The Councils of the City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver appoint their respective Councillors and citizen appointees to the Recreation & Culture Commission. Citizen Commissioners serve a three-year term. Council and School District representatives are appointed annually.

Want to get involved?

Residents interested in becoming a 'citizen appointee' Commissioner can apply to:

City of North Vancouver 
City Clerk Karla Graham

District of North Vancouver 
Deputy Municipal Clerk Genevieve Lanz

Check out our current activities by reviewing the commission meeting minutes and agendas.

2022 Recreation & Culture Commissioners

Franci Stratton, Chair 
Citizen Appointee, City of North Vancouver 

Herman Mah , Vice-Chair
Citizen Appointee. District of North Vancouver

Holly Back
Councillor, City of North Vancouver

Mary Carmichael 
Citizen Appointee, District of North Vancouver

Betty Forbes
Councillor, District of North Vancouver

Angela Girard
Councillor, City of North Vancouver

John Moore
Citizen Appointee, District of North Vancouver

Linda Munro
Trustee, North Vancouver School District

Lisa Muri 
Councillor, District of North Vancouver

Kate Smyth
Citizen Appointee, City of North Vancouver 

Dave Wilson
Citizen Appointee, District of North Vancouver

Heather Turner
Director of Recreation & Culture, North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission  

Presentations to or requests for the Commission

"Delegation" is the term used to define the process whereby an individual or individuals appear before the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission in order to make a presentation or request.

The process to be followed when delegation requests are received is as follows:

  • Requests will initially be considered by the Director who will determine if the request can be dealt with by staff.
  • Matters that cannot be resolved by the Director may then be taken to a meeting of the Commission with the approval of the Chair. Requests to appear before the Commission must be made in writing at least seven days prior to the meeting.
  • A written statement outlining the presentation content must be presented at the time of the request to appear at a meeting.
  • Delegations will be provided up to 10 minutes to make their presentation, followed by questions and comments from Commissioners, if any.

The Commission will ordinarily take the presentation under advisement and may take action after due deliberation, usually at a subsequent meeting.

If circumstances warrant, the Chair may allow a delegation to appear before the Commission without prior notice. In these cases, delegations will generally be restricted to five-minute presentations.

The Chair and the Director will inform the Commission of requests for delegations that have been resolved or denied.

2022 Commission meetings
Date Agenda  Minutes
January 20, 2022  Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2022 Agenda Minutes
June 23, 2022 Agenda  
September 29, 2022 Agenda  
November 16, 2022 Agenda  
2021 Commission meetings
Date Agenda  Minutes
January 21, 2021 
Notice of closed meeting
Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes


2020 Commission meetings
Date Agenda Minutes
January 30, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 2, 2020 Meeting Cancelled  
April 23, 2020 at 3:30pm Agenda Minutes
May 21, 2020 Meeting Cancelled  
June 25, 2020 (virtual meeting) Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2020 at 5:30pm (virtual meeing) Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2020 (virtual meeting) Agenda Minutes


2019 Commission meetings

Meeting Date

Agenda Minutes
January 31, 2019 Agenda Minutes
June 6, 2019
Notice of closed meeting
Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
Sep 19, 2019 Agenda  
Nov 14, 2019 Agenda  


2018 Commission meetings

Meeting Date



January 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 8, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 5 Agenda Minutes
May 24 Agenda Minutes
June 21 (5pm start time) 


September 20 Agenda Minutes
October 25 Agenda Minutes
2017 Commission meetings

Meeting Date



January 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 30, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 18, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 21, 2017


Notice of Closed Meeting

November 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes


2016 Commission meetings
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2016 Minutes
April 21, 2016 Minutes
May 19, 2016 Minutes
June 16, 2016 Minutes
September 15, 2016 Minutes
November 17, 2016


Notice of closed meeting

2015 Commission meetings
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
January 29, 2015 Minutes
March 26, 2015 Minutes
May 14, 2015  
June 18, 2015  
July 16, 2015 (only if required)
September 17, 2015
(Location changed to Potlatch Room at Capilano Library)

Notice of Closed Meeting

November 19, 2015    

For previous years' meetings, please contact the Executive Assistant at 604-983-6306

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