Shervin Shahriari, management instructor and former City Library Board Chair, to run for North Vancouver City Council
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, SEPTEMBER 7 — “I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the help and opportunities I’ve been given, and I want to give something back in return.” That is the reason why SHERVIN SHAHRIARI has decided to run for North Vancouver City Council in the October 2018 election as an independent candidate. As a resident of North Vancouver for over 30 years, with his daughter Noosha attending Carson Graham Secondary School, Shervin understands the many challenges facing the community, and has a desire for a vibrant, liveable, and affordable city for future generations.
Shervin’s background and demonstrated commitment make him exceptionally qualified to consider the proposals constantly coming before City Council. “Analysis of proposals and managing complex projects is what I do for a living,” he notes. As a Project Management Professional (PMP) with an Executive MBA degree, Shervin has served as a management consultant in countries around the world, and has senior management experience in regional transportation, engineering/environmental, health care, telecommunications and technology industries. He is currently on the Faculty of Langara College School of Management, where he regularly teaches project management and operations management courses.
His deep interest in the City of North Vancouver’s past is demonstrated in his frequently-cited book, North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Neighbourhood, published in 2009. His commitment to the community’s current well-being and his love of the city has been amply demonstrated in his volunteer work for the past 16 years. He served on the Board of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission from 2002 to 2009, including two years as Chair in 2008 and 2009. From there, he moved on to the North Vancouver City Library Board, on which he served for six years – the last five as Chair. Stephen Smith, the present Chair of the Board, says that under Shervin’s leadership, “the trustees worked well together, united by a sense of common purpose. He was always positive, diplomatic, thoughtful and collaborative, but unafraid to make tough decisions and take bold steps when needed.”
Among the many challenges that need to be addressed, Shervin mentions three that are of particular importance to him: alleviating traffic congestion; ensuring there is affordable housing, and providing quiet spaces in our high density neighbourhoods for people to work, study, and communicate (such as the study hall at the City Library).
Shervin Shahriari can be contacted at Shahriari4Council@gmail.com; on Facebook @Shahriari4Council; and on Twitter @VoteShahriari. For more information, visit his website at Shahriari.ca.
Submitted by Stephen Smith, Campaign Manager, Shahrari4Council