Mike Harcourt is the former premier of British Columbia (1991 -1996), mayor of Vancouver (1980 – 1986) and city councilor.
Between 1996 and 2004, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy and Chaired the Urban Sustainability Program. Mike is an Honorary Chair of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities, and Co-Chair of the International Panel of Advisors.
Mike received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service in 2005 and was awarded the Canadian Urban Institute’s Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
In addition to his achievements, Mike has also written 3 books: Mark Harcourt: A Measure of Defiance; Plan B: One Man’s Journey from Tragedy to Triumph (with John Lekich); and City Making in Paradise: Nine Decisions that Saved Greater Vancouver’s Livability (with Ken Cameron and Sean Rossiter).
Mike is an active advocate for sustainability and has been a member of Legend Power’s board for 8 years.