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Candidate bio: George V. Harvie

George Harvie is running for mayor under the Achieving for Delta banner
George Harvie
George Harvie (Achieving for Delta)

After serving nearly 20 years as Delta’s City Manager, George Harvie was elected to his first term as Mayor of the City of Delta in October 2018, on a promise to deliver leadership on Delta’s most pressing priorities.

George is running for re-election to continue working towards his goal of Delta being recognized as the best place to live, work and raise a family in Canada.

As the Mayor of Delta, George has maintained his reputation as a leader who gets things done; cutting through bureaucratic red tape and delivering results to achieve safe, livable and vibrant communities. George has been delivering high-value investments for the community, working hard to keep young families and seniors in Delta and support our community’s most vulnerable residents, all while keeping taxes among the lowest in the Lower Mainland.

A strong advocate for the Delta community, George has been successful in bringing the right people together to deliver benefits for Delta, including securing millions of dollars in provincial and federal funding for projects. Delta was in the right hands when the pandemic hit. George successfully steered the City through tumultuous financial times. Thanks to responsible fiscal management under his leadership, Delta was able to respond to the COVID-19 crisis quickly to support residents and local businesses without incurring any debt. There is more to do, especially with regards to protection for the environment, and fostering an inclusive community to ensure future generations can grow up free from discrimination.

Delta has been home for George and his wife Gillian for over four decades and is where they raised their son Tim and daughter Taryn. In his spare time, George enjoys spending time with his granddaughters and rescue dog Bella, staying active and being by the water with family and friends.

What are your election issues?

After serving for nearly 20 years as Delta’s City Manager, I was honoured to be elected as the Mayor of Delta in 2018.

We have achieved so much this term, but there is more work to do to achieve my goal of making Delta the best place to live in Canada.

I have assembled an incredible team of candidates with diverse perspectives and experience to run with me on the Achieving for Delta team.

We are united by a shared understanding of the important issues in our community and a vision for the future.

The Achieving for Delta team has a set of plans to address the critical issues in our community. We are running on a six-point platform focused on investing in our parks and recreation infrastructure, keeping Delta safe, keeping taxes low, working to keep generations together in Delta, building a fair and inclusive community and taking real action on climate change and protecting our farmland. Visit to learn about our vision for Delta.

The only way we can achieve our goals and deliver significant investments for Delta is with the entire Achieving for Delta team elected to council and school board. On Oct. 15, vote for the Achieving for Delta team to move Delta forward. Thank you. 

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