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Councillor Sav Dhaliwal

Councillor Sav Dhaliwal
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Sav was first elected to Burnaby Council in November 2002, and is proudly now serving his sixth consecutive term as a Councillor.

Prior to serving on Council, Sav served with a number of not-for-profit organizations in Burnaby:

  • volunteered for a number of minor sports organizations including serving as President of the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association and in recognition of his role he was made a Life Member in 1997;
  • volunteered as founding chair of the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame Committee and worked closely with the City in designing the Bill Copeland Sports Centre;
  • Sav proudly served our senior citizens while volunteering with the New Vista Society as a director, treasurer and a trustee;
  • he is a founding member of the Burnaby Edmonds Lions Club; and
  • Sav has been recognized by the Government of Canada, the University of British Columbia, the Goel Family Charitable Foundation, the Fiji Association of British Columbia and the Chetna Association of Canada for his long and outstanding services to the Community.

After a long career in the information technology field, Sav retired from TELUS in 2006.

As a Councillor, Sav recognizes the larger context in which his City’s planning and development takes place. He believes that in order to be successful we need to learn from our peers and be prepared to provide input and feedback on issues that affect us at all levels.

For this reason, he has welcomed the opportunity to represent Burnaby regionally as a director of the Metro Vancouver Regional District and President of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association; at the provincial level as President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM); and, nationally, as a director at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities(FCM).

Sav was elected chair of the Metro Vancouver Regional District in November 2018, and is currently serving his third term in the role.

Sav and his wife, Cheryl, have lived in Burnaby for over 40 years. They are the proud grandparents of four young children.

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