BBOT Hosts Burnaby Mayor at Largest-Ever State of the City Luncheon
On April 29th, over 300 business professionals and community leaders joined the Burnaby Board of Trade at the 2015 State of the City Luncheon with Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan. Mayor Corrigan presented his official State of the City Address, entitled “Burnaby-Planning For People,” and outlined the recent developments and growth in Burnaby’s 4 Quadrants (Metrotown, Brentwood, Lougheed and Edmonds.) The Mayor’s address highlighted the exciting changes happening in Burnaby, including the development of an “art walk” destination on Beresford Street, the dynamic Brentwood Mall and SOLO developments located at Willingdon Avenue and Lougheed Highway, and the many new community amenities planned for the city. Mayor Corrigan also underscored the health of the city’s economy and finances, noting that the value of building permits for 2014 was $699 million (the second-highest value ever) and that the City’s investment portfolio had returned an annual yield of 4.49% in 2014 and income of $42.6 million – the largest single year of investment income ever for the City. Mayor Corrigan also underscored that the Burnaby of today is the result of careful planning and that, as planned, Burnaby’s parks, town centres, urban villages and single-family neighbourhoods are now successfully interacting as part of what Mayor Corrigan described as a “thriving, diverse, integrated city.”
Thanks to TELUS and Simon Fraser University (Platinum Sponsors) and Ricoh, ABC Recycling, Electronic Arts, Signvisions and Burnaby NOW (Gold Sponsors).
To read the Mayor’s address or view his presentation slides, click here.
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