Joe TrasoliniJoe Trasolini immigrated to British Columbia in 1963 from his birthplace in Italy. He graduated from the BCIT Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Technology Program, and worked in the public and private sector. Since 1985, Trasolini has owned and managed a contracting firm based in BC.
In 1996 Trasolini was elected to Port Moody City Council, and in 1999 was elected Mayor. During his four terms in the mayor’s office, Port Moody has received a number of awards for sustainability initiatives and good management practices. Trasolini was the first mayor in British Columbia to institute a weekly open door session, an opportunity for constituents to meet with the mayor and raise issues important to them.
Trasolini served as a Director of Metro Vancouver, and on the Translink Mayor’s Council where he has successfully secured funding for the Evergreen Line Skytrain expansion.
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Gwen O'MahonyGwen O’Mahony is a passionate advocate for health care with specialized training in biochemistry and microbiology. She currently works as a health advocate at a home for adults with developmental disabilities: managing budgets, training, and policy development for organizations.
Gwen's past experience in the private sector has helped her understand the many... challenges facing small and medium-sized businesses. She's also Past President of the Abbotsford Rotaract, a college and career extension of the Rotary, and has dedicated extensive time on community environmental issues.
Over the past few years Gwen has knocked on thousands of doors around Chilliwack-Hope, attending public meetings and supporting individuals who request her assistance.
"I've been knocking on doors and I'm hearing from so many people telling me they're worried about overcrowding and waits in our hospitals, extreme delays in our court system, cuts to our provincial park services, and attacks on the dignity and well-being of seniors needing care," said O'Mahony, "They're tired of a Liberal government that doesn't listen to British Columbians."
Gwen lives in Chilliwack with her two nieces.