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Patrick Johnstone Biography – Patrick Johnstone Wiki
Patrick Johnstone is the mayor-elect of New Westminster, New Westminster city councillor, professional geoscientist and community volunteer. Johnstone, a long-time New Westminster resident, is serving his second term on Council. He was first elected to New Westminster City Council in 2014.
In his Council role, Patrick is a member of the Environment and Climate Task Force, the Facilities, Infrastructure and Public Realm Task Force, and the Sustainable Transportation Task Force. He is the Chair of the Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee and the Facilities, Infrastructure and Public Realm Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the New Westminster Electrical Utility Commission, as well as Council Liaison for the Glenbrooke North and Queensborough Residents’ Associations.
He serves as Vice President of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association and as Chair of the Community Energy Association, a non-profit that provides climate action solutions to communities across Western Canada.
In 2010, Johnstone began to write about New Westminster, about his passion for environmental action, and the politics of both. He went to council meetings, served on City advisory committees, and used his voice as a resident to call on the City to be more proactive on active transportation, green waste recycling, and climate. In 2013, he was named New Westminster’s Citizen of the Year for his volunteer work and activism.
Johnstone is a professional geoscientist whose career in geology ranged from geologic mapping around British Columbia to environmental geoscience, where he worked to protect soil and groundwater from pollution, on remediation of contamination, and on environmental assessments of major infrastructure projects. He is the former Chair of the Environmental Managers Association of British Columbia and served as the Union of BC Municipalities representative to the Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society.
Patrick Johnstone New Westminster Mayor
Patrick Johnstone was elected mayor of New Westminsterin the municipal election held on October 15, 2022. He garged 6,676 votes, followed by lawyer Ken Armstrong of the New Westminster Progressives with 5,227 votes. Independent Chuck Puchmayr came in third place with 3,912 votes.
Community First New West also remains in majority control of the city council table. Joining Johnstone on council will be fellow Community First New West candidates Ruby Campbell, incumbent Jaimie McEvoy, Tasha Henderson and incumbent Nadine Nakagawa. Paul Minhas and Daniel Fontaine of the New West Progressives were also elected to council.
Patrick Johnstone Political Party
New Westminsterin mayor-elect Patrick Johnstone is a member of the Community First New West political party. Community First is a registered Electoral Organization in New Westminster.
Patrick Johnstone Age
New Westminster Mayor-elect Patrick Johnstone was born and raised in the Kootenays. He first arrived in New Westminster in the late 80s.
Patrick Johnstone Wife
Johnstone lives in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood with his long-time partner Antigone Dixon-Warren.
His Instagram is @patrickjohnstone.