Councillor Mike Stark
Originally from Montreal, Mike and his wife Laura are proud 30 year residents of Pitt Meadows where they raised their son Michael.
Mike is no stranger to City Hall. He has attended the vast majority of council meetings over the last six years and narrowly missed a seat on Council in 2011. Mike is a strong advocate of his Wildwood neighbourhood and was successful in negotiating a solution to the noise and drainage problems associated with the construction of the new Golden Ears Bridge.
Mike is retired from a career in the telecommunications industry that spanned 32 years, starting with Bell Canada in Montreal. He is credited with building and managing some of the most technologically advanced communication systems in both Canada and the United States, which included developing and implementing industry standards.
Mike understands the value of community involvement. He has coached football, hockey and baseball, volunteered for Pitt Meadows Day, participated on steering committees as well as the Pitt Meadows Environmental Technical Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Force. Mike currently sits on the Board of the CEED Centre and volunteers his time with the Allouette River Management Society monitoring the Katzie Slough.
Environmental stewardship and sustainability have always been important to Mike and he takes great pride in passing on the lessons he has learned to his five grandsons, whether it is planting a garden or an “expedition” on the Katzie Slough to count fish.
Appointments to Outside Agencies and Committees
Council Liaison Positions:
Alouette River Management Society
Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows (Alternate)
Emergency Program Liaison Committee (Alternate)
Green Team Committee
Lower Mainland Local Government Association Flood Control and River Management Committee
Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Community Services
Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Youth Centre Society
UBCM Malcolm Knapp Research ForestCommunity Advisory Board (Alternate)
Fraser Valley Regional Library Board (Alternate)
Pitt Meadows Airport Society Board of Directors
Translink's Mayors Council on Regional Transportation (Alternate)
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