Emerging Leaders
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Kevin Quinlan

Chief of Staff, Mayor of Vancouver, City of Vancouver

Kevin has played a critical role in crafting the political strategy and delivery of the most aggressive environmental agenda of any city in North America. This includes • Becoming the first Canadian city to commit to shifting entirely to 100% renewable energy; • Approving the first comprehensive Zero Waste strategic plan of any municipality in the world; • Securing $3B in senior government funding for the Broadway Subway Line. These initiatives have moved forward even in the face of both political and significant industry opposition, including a large counter-offensive led by proponents of the fossil fuel industry. The successes have helped reinforce Vancouver’s position as a global green leader.