Board

Think City became a non-profit agency under the BC Society's Act in 2004. The following six individuals were elected at our November 2007 annual general meeting to serve on the society board for the 2008-09 term:

Scott Black - Scott Black has an LLB from the University of Victoria and is currently working as an articling student with a law firm. He lives in Vancouver's West End, and in his time off he grows vegetables in his Pine Street Community Garden plot and explores the city on his bicycle. 

Bill Hopwood - Bill Hopwood has worked and campaigned all his adult life around urban sustainability, environmental and social justice, and strengthening democracy. He lived in England for quite a few years where he was active in community and union campaigns and gained a BSc in Environmental Management and a Masters in the Built Environment. He now lives near Commercial Drive. His core belief is that people, when organized together, are the main source of improvements and progress in the world.

James Fletcher - James Fletcher works as a communications consultant and specializes in issues of sustainability, smart growth, urban design, local governance and public consultation. He has a BA in Geography from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is an associate member of the Planning institute of British Columbia. James lives in East Vancouver and is an active participant in the Collingwood Community Garden. He is a candidate for SFU's public policy program.

Neil Monckton (chair) - Neil Monckton is the president of Public Solutions, a public engagement firm that works with non-profit agencies, community coalitions, labour unions and municipal political parties across Canada to develop supporter cohesion through fundraising, communications and outreach online and offline. Neil is a co-founder of Think City.

Kera McArthur - Kera McArthur has diverse experience in strategic communications, public consultation, public policy development, and fundraising. Kera spent several years as a Vancouver-based consultant for the local, provincial and national NGO sectors. In this capacity, she ran communications, research, and fundraising programs for a variety of clients before moving to the public sector. She is currently the associate director communications of the University of British Columbia's campus and community planning department.

Steven Tannock - Steven Tannock is a veteran web developer who was worked with non-profits and progressive companies since the mid 90s to improve organizational communications and increase community involvement. Steven is the co-owner of Pencilneck Software, a local software and website development company.