City Council Members
Ruby (she/her/hers) is a noted community leader who brings extensive experience in intergovernmental relations and community organizing. She works at Simon Fraser University as Director of Advancement & Alumni Engagement for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In previous roles with the City of New Westminster, Ruby built partnership agreements that funded projects such as Westminster Pier Park, Sapperton Park Playground, Century House enhancements, the Sapperton Sewer Water Separation work, and numerous arts and cultural programs. Ruby currently serves on the boards of Fraserside Community Services, Massey Theatre, and the New Westminster Police Board.
Ruby believes we need to prioritize affordability, especially secure housing for working families, marginalized communities and people with complex care needs. She advocates for fairness, and access to public spaces, recreational space, transportation, food systems, facilities and amenities for everyone.
Ruby lives in Sapperton with her husband Jason, their teenager, and their dog Coco.
Jaimie McEvoy (he/him/his) is an incumbent city councillor who lives in the Ginger Drive/Victoria Hill neighborhood. This past term he has prioritized affordable housing, responding to the pandemic, and climate change.
Jaimie believes in a smart and compassionate city that addresses its challenges with thoughtfulness and caring. Jaimie hopes to be re-elected to continue the work of building a compassionate and revitalized city. A city that supports affordable housing, including for those who need it most. A city that continues to prevent renovictions and demovictions. A city that works to end homelessness.
Jaimie wants to continue to revitalize New Westminster. Alive, active, diverse, green, a city for everyone.
Tasha (she/her/hers) is proud to be raising her young family in New Westminster, and hopes to help hold the door open for other families and for those who want to be able to stay in our community.
Throughout her career, she has worked on and managed complex projects alongside non-governmental agencies, Indigenous communities, and local municipalities - tackling issues like poverty, housing and equitable policy development. Now she hopes to take that experience to the council table.
Tasha believes cities are often underestimated in their ability to make a large impact, and she looks forward to serving as part of a team that believes in the power of local community.