Father, we give thanks today for MLA George Heyman – Vancouver-Fairview Opposition Spokesperson for Green Economy, Technology & Translink, who serves his riding faithfully, always seeking for ways to improve our province and the best for his constituents. We pray in these exciting election days ahead that You would bring renewed vision and fresh opportunities. May Your will be done in his life as he seeks to serve in the legislature. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
George Heyman was elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in May 2013. Born and raised in Vancouver, George has lived and worked in Vancouver and throughout northwest B.C.
George serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Green Economy, Technology, and Translink.
George was the executive director of Sierra Club BC, one of the province’s oldest environmental advocacy and education organizations. He also served three terms as president of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). In both organizations, George was a respected negotiator and a strong fiscal manager, running consistent budget surpluses.
George has been a faculty member of Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Negotiation program, teaching courses in multi-party negotiations and collaborative decision-making. He has guest lectured at a number of universities in B.C. and abroad, and served on advisory committees for post-graduate and undergraduate degree programs at three B.C. universities.
George is a passionate advocate in Victoria for issues facing his constituents, including education, health care, the arts, child care, workers’ rights, transit and affordable housing.