A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement
Achievements in Port Moody
Diana has always taken a responsible, collaborative, and hands-on approach to bring positive change within the community.
On Economic development
- Led the development of the City’s long-term, strategic Tourism Plan.
- Worked with the Economic Development Committee and staff to help produce the award winning 2015 Economic Profile.
- Along with other members of the Economic Development Committee, championed for a Farmers Market in Port Moody
- As chair of the of the Economic, Tourism and Arts Development Committee, established quarterly Economic Roundtables bringing together community stakeholders to discuss local initiatives
- Established the City’s Spike Awards recognizing local business excellence, now celebrating its eleventh year of celebration
- Worked jointly with other local governments to bring in a inter-municipal business license program, to reduce red tape and costs for local businesses
- Led the initiatives resulting in the hiring of an Economic Development Officer
On the Environment, Sustainability and Parks
- Led the development of the City’s original Sustainability Plan and the identification of the four pillars of finance, environment, society and culture
- Chaired the Parks and Recreation Commission on an update to the City's Master Plan to address changing needs for parkland, trails, sports fields, community and recreation centres, and recreation and sports programs.
- Prior to the City’s broader organic composting system being in place, advocated for the development of a worm-composting project to provide composting for those living in apartments and townhouses
- Supported the creation of park space in the City, including Bert Flinn Park, the North Shore Community Park, Pioneer Park, Chip Kerr Park in Moody Centre, the improved Ailsa Park in Glenayre, and the enhanced facilities at Westhill Park in College Park.
- Chaired the Task Force that led the efforts to Port Moody being the first municipality recognized in BC to ban cosmetic pesticides
On Community, Culture and Sports
- Appointed as Vice-Chair of the Centennial Committee, and led efforts in recreating the City’s inaugural Council Meeting of 1913 and organizing Community Parades held in 2013 and 2014.
- Facilitated the creation of a local Sports Hall of Fame for Port Moody to immortalize the legacies from within the City’s sports community
- Spearheaded the 1st Annual City Business Recognition Event, best known today as The Spike Awards recognizing exceptional Port Moody businesses
On Heritage Preservation
- Developed a financial tax incentive program for the renovation of recognized heritage homes As Chair of the Heritage Commission
- Recognized the Ioco Town Site as a Heritage Conservation Area also as Chair of the Heritage Commission
- Continuing to support the preservation of heritage on the Ioco lands and the story-telling that continues through support to the Ioco Ghost Town Days event
- Chaired the first Mayors Task Force on Secondary Suites (2002), and a subsequent review (2017) leading to new and improved policies related to secondary suites, as a necessary form of housing in our community
- Championed the development of new policies related to the retention of rental suites, and the inclusion of family-size rental homes in the community
- Supported the development of the City’s Affordable Housing Reserve, which supports the construction of new affordable housing units in Port Moody
On Safety and Wellness
- Was the inaugural chair of the Fire Department Advisory Committee, a group of management and union members, to focus on the implementation of the Fire Department Master Plan
- Advocated for the leasing of city-owned land in a partnership that resulted in the development of Inlet Centre, where 94 single women, seniors and families live in affordable housing, Crossroads Society operates their 10-bed hospice and the Seniors Friendship Society is open daily for seniors meals and events
- Championed the creation of the Crossroads Hospice Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Park