Our team shares a love for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. Have you had a chance to meet them yet?
Lisa Harrington is the newest member of the Vancouver-Mount Pleasant Community Office Team! She is passionate about human rights, equity, and feminist issues. Lisa is from East Vancouver and holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. Her favourite thing about living in East Vancouver is the pulse. There is always a standup show, a concert, a performance, or something else happening. There is no room for boredom here. If Lisa is not in the office, you will usually find her on a mountain trail, happily struggling to get to the best view. Lisa started off as one of the VMP’s practicum students but loved working with a team truly trying to make people’s lives better” so she decided to stick around.
Hilary McNaughton spends a lot of her time in the office working with constituents. She values collaboration, empowering people, and strategizing together to find solutions. She’s an attentive listener, keen organizer, and creative thinker. Hilary loves the variety of amazing small businesses, parks, and community hubs across the neighbourhoods of VMP—especially the food! You might see her out grabbing donuts, sharing a plate of Ethiopian food, browsing the specialty grocer’s, or walking down the street with a slice of pizza. Most of all, Hilary cherishes the vibrancy of VMP’s overlapping communities. She is also the office plant mom!
Carven Li spends time in the office with constituents and goes out with Melanie to support her in outreach work. He speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, and, enjoys learning more of both languages in Vancouver’s Chinatown. He loves the exciting neighbourhoods of Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and is passionate about making news and information on local government services accessible to constituents. When he is not at work, he likes to go get a karaoke room with his friends and sing his face off, cook for friends, spend time with youth at a community centre youth program, and look at the world on Google Earth. If you see him in the office or out in the community, like at one of the public mah-jong games in and outside of Chinatown Plaza, do say hi!