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Liam Murphy Menard

Independent for Vancouver Parks Board

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Biography

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Born and raised in Vancouver, Liam Murphy Menard is the Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the False Creek Community Association. The youngest Community Association President in the history of the city, Liam brings a unique and highly desirable homegrown voice to city boardrooms – serving both as a representative of his generation and as a spokesperson for residents of the False Creek community and beyond.

In his day job, Liam serves as a Supportive Housing Manager for Connective Support Society. In this role, he is trusted with supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our community as they transition from homeless camps, psychiatric hospitals, and temporary housing into safe, supportive, and community-based housing projects. Prior to joining the front lines at Connective, Liam spent three years serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the organization. During this time, Connective tripled in size - breaking away from its historical ties and growing from a subsidiary of another organization into one of the largest social service organizations in the country.

A former Director of the Surfrider Foundation, Liam understands the importance of our outdoor spaces and has a proven track record of working to protect and conserve their natural beauty. He has served as a host and organizer for beach and park cleanups across the city and will continue to expand those efforts as Park Board Commissioner. As an environmental advocate, he has provided organizational leadership in Surfrider’s national campaign to reduce microplastics from our oceans – pushing for stricter legislation on the use of plastics and educating youth on the impact of microplastics in our food chain. 

Liam’s time serving as President of the False Creek Community Association gives him a comprehensive understanding of the recreation side of the Vancouver Park Board. If elected as a Park Board Commissioner, Liam will serve as a valuable resource on issues pertaining to the administration, operations, policies, and by-laws of the city’s varied community associations. In addition, his lived experiences across a variety of different industries will inform him as he listens to the concerns of residents and speaks on issues present in some of Vancouver’s most important sectors – including social services, childcare, housing, not-for-profit, hospitality, tourism, and customer service.

Reason for running

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Drawing on his experiences as a Community Association President and Supportive Housing Manager, Liam is running to:

(1) upgrade our community centers and provide further amenity options for residents;

(2) advance the growth of community-based recreation programs for at-risk youth; and

(3) provide an educated voice on the process of transitioning folks from homeless camps in parks into supportive housing projects.

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