Katelyn McDougall has several years experience working with with non-profits, community research, communications, policy and service development. She has a Masters of Urban Studies degree from Simon Fraser University. Her research focused on transportation finance and decision making within an intergovernmental context, and she has a keen interest in regional governance.
Nathan Pachal is a Langley City Councillor. He was the youngest person ever to be elected to council in that community. Over those years he has written blog posts on region matter, served on the Abbotsford Inter-regional Transportation Select Committee, hosted sustainability workshops, and helped bring world-renowned speakers to his community. He have appeared in print, radio, and television talking about land-use and transportation issues in our region.
He co-authored a report —“Leap Ahead: A transit plan for Metro Vancouver”— to bring awareness to the importance of accessible transit networks. He also authored a report on the Agricultural Land Reserve entitled “Decade of Exclusions? A Snapshot of the Agricultural Land Reserve from 2000-2009 in the South of Fraser.”
George P.R. Benson is a resilience thinker and practitioner working on economic development, urban planning, and social resilience. He has worked in Canada, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. He is a co-founder of the Climate Migrants and Refugees Project, is a member of the World Economic Forum's young leaders network, the Global Shapers Community, and has sat on the provincial planning Climate Action Task Force, the national planning association’s international affairs committee, and the American Planning Association’s national leadership. He has served as a Canadian national delegate and a civil society representative at United Nations events, such as HABITAT III and the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development.