Ken Georgetti appointed to Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors
The Honourable Claire Trevena, B.C. minister of transportation and infrastructure has appointed Ken Georgetti to the board of directors of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority for a term of three years commencing May 18, 2019.
Mr. Georgetti serves as strategic counsel to the Canadian Strategy Group, he is the co-founder of Concert Properties and president emeritus of the Canadian Labour Congress. Mr. Georgetti has more than 30 years of legislative and policy experience and has been awarded the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals for his significant contributions to labour and to public service.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s board of directors is composed of 11 members: one federal appointee; one British Columbia provincial appointee; one appointee for the Prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba; one member appointed by the 16 municipalities bordering the port; and, seven federal appointees recommended by port users.
About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is financially self-sufficient and accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.
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