Nora Gambioli first joined Council in 2011 and was re-elected in 2018 for her third term as councillor.
Nora has deep roots in West Vancouver. Since the early 1920s, four generations of her family have lived here. She has a strong interest in the community, and much of her life has already been devoted to public service.
For more than 25 years, Nora has served on boards, committees and working groups in West Vancouver, including West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society (2010-present), Climate Action Working Group (2009-2010), Parks and Environment Advisory Committee (2003-2006), West Vancouver Community Days Committee (1985-2001). She is currently serving on the Invasive Plants Working Group.
A graduate of Gleneagles Elementary, West Vancouver Secondary, UBC and Dalhousie, Nora’s early career included teaching secondary school science in West Vancouver and owning her own education business. She has worked abroad as a teacher and lawyer and has spent much of her career in the non-profit sector—as a Project Manager for the Law Courts Education Society of BC and Executive Director of the Canadian Breast Cancer Network in Ottawa. As such, Nora has spent many successful years managing budgets, staff and public money.
Nora will support policies that maximize value and services for tax dollars, ensure thoughtful development of land and infrastructure, protect, restore and defend the natural environment, and encourage a strong sense of community for residents of all ages. She is an open-minded listener, and an advocate for West Vancouver who will work with the community, staff and stakeholders to find creative and cost-effective solutions.
Nora now lives in Ambleside with her husband and their two children.