Mayor, City of Delta (Vancouver), Canada
A longtime North Delta resident, Lois E. Jackson has served as Delta’s Mayor since 1999 and previously as a Councillor – in 1973, she was the first woman elected to that position. In addition, she was Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors from 2006 to 2011. Mayor Jackson previously served as a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Standing Committee on International Relations.
In 2015, Mayor Jackson was recognized by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for 35+ years of public service. Among her many achievements during that period of time, Mayor Jackson is particularly proud of her vital role in bringing four levels of government together to purchase Burns Bog in 2004 and preserve it as an Ecological Conservancy Area.