Thursday, January 24, 2008

Genesis Attends Mayors Luncheon

Today, myself and members of our Executive Team were fortunate enough to attend the Mayors Luncheon; an event sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and held this year in the Crystal Pavilion of the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Basically this luncheon allows the Mayor to present his “State of the City” address to an audience comprised of industry leaders, police officers, business people and other concerned parties with the DVBIA audience being the first to hear about his plans for 2008.

Some of the highlights of his speech included:

Ambassador Program expansion into other BIA’s
• Partnerships with the provincial government to reduce homelessness
• Dumpster free zones being implemented
• The proposed Chronic Addiction Substitution Treatment (CAST) program
• Property Tax Policy Review Commission
• 2010 Olympics

I found the Mayor to be a very engaging speaker who has voiced his opinions and ideas in a very clear and concise manner and the audience on hand seemed quite receptive to his presentation.

To check out the top 5 goals of the Mayor for the year 2008, which were discussed today, you can click on the link provided and it will redirect you to his homepage and links that expand on each individual goal.

Thanks to the DVBIA for putting together a great event and also to the Pan Pacific, whose service and food were above expectations once again.


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