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Puil, George

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Puil, George

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George Puil is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where he acquired Bachelor degrees in Arts and in Education. Puil was a 11-term City of Vancouver Councillor (1976-2002). Puil was initially elected to public office as Vancouver Parks Board Commissioner in 1962 and served on the board for 12 years, three of them as Chair. During Puil’s 26 years as an elected Councillor, he served on the City’s Property Endowment Fund Board, the Standing Committees of City Services and Budgets, and Planning and Environment, and represents Council on the Vancouver Athletic Commission and Vancouver Civic Theatres Board. Puil was the founding chair of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority and also served as the Chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)

In June, 2002, Puil was named Transit Advocate of the Year by the Canadian Urban Transit Association which recognized his contribution on public transit. In November, 2002, Puil received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of his public service.

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