About Zoë Royer
Two years ago Zoë took the leap from a long-time career as a successful health administrator, and opened an art gallery in Port Moody. In addition, she published a children’s book and created a children’s world of characters in a unique and delightful on-line business. She continues to work in professions where thoughtful human interaction is still the best way to communicate. As an entrepreneur and business owner, Zoë knows first-hand what it takes to make payroll and run a successful business.
Zoë’s post secondary education is in fine arts and business, and she is delighted to live, work and play in Port Moody, City of the Arts, for almost 14 years. Her gallery has connected her closely to many local artists and has given her an opportunity to display her own work in this award-winning venue.
A dedicated volunteer, Zoë Royer participated on the board of Access Youth Services, served homeless persons on night shifts at Tri-Cities shelters and hosted fundraising events for the Port Moody Arts Centre and Crossroads Hospice. She ran highly successful fundraising campaigns for Golden Spike Days, special events and school projects. In addition, Zoë founded and chaired KaBoom! the Port Moody Art Explosion, and co-founded The Shuffle, Port Moody Art Walk 2018.
First elected to city council in 2011, Zoë works hard to protect our beautiful natural environment and advocate for the residents of the city for which she cares so deeply. “Let’s continue to grow our local economy so that small, independent businesses and artists can thrive in a safe, walkable, age-friendly community.”
This year, Councillor Royer introduced a resolution to postpone Council’s decision on the sale of Public Lands. In an effort to fully engage residents, she proposed the idea of the referendum that will appear on your election ballot as a “Community Opinion Question”. She feels strongly that publicly held lands in the heart of Port Moody must be preserved for public amenities, and be available for the evolving needs of our community, well into the future.
During Official Community Plan deliberations, Royer pushed for more employment space to promote well-paying jobs, stimulate our daytime economy and help reduce traffic congestion. She advocated for affordable seniors’ housing, expansion of Rocky Point Park, revitalized Inlet Sports Field, enhanced library space and better amenities throughout Port Moody.
Councillor Royer serves as Municipal Insurance Association of BC representative for Port Moody. She donated significantly to the Mossom Creek Hatchery Rebuild project. She is Chair of Arts & Culture and the Senior’s Focus committees, Vice Chair of the Community Advisory and Planning and the Heritage Commission. She has served as Library Board Trustee for the majority of her time in office.
During construction of their sustainable home, Zoë Royer and her husband invited neighbours into the design process. She believes in building quality, eco-friendly homes in a way that is sensitive to one’s neighbours. Zoë also provided lectures to architects, engineers and builders on sustainable construction. As a panelist for Young Women’s Civic Leaders, Canadian Women Voters Congress, and a supporter of the Tri-City Women’s Conference, Zoë shares her experience and expertise.
Zoë engages the community:
- Chair, Arts & Culture Committee
- Chair, Seniors Focus Committee
- Library Board Trustee of five years
- Vice-Chair, Community Planning Advisory Committee
- Vice-Chair, Heritage Commission
- Co-founder, The Shuffle, Port Moody Art Walk 2018
- Chair & Founder of KaBoom! The Port Moody Art Explosion!
- not bigger, but better developments with more employment space
- nature & wildlife corridor protection
- Rocky Point Park expansion
- revitalized Inlet Sports Field
- enhanced Library space
- making it affordable for all of us to live, work and play in Port Moody
- planning better access to transportation and tackling traffic congestion
- delineating more green space and park space
- balance, sound business plans and transparent governance
- protection of recreation programs and our beautiful creeks & trails
- strong fire & police services
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
Joyelle Brandt Author; Parenting with PTSD
Jane Shin Dean of Student Development, VCC, and former MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed
Fin Donnelly Member of Parliament, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Anmore & Belcarra
Dr. Elaine Golds Port Moody Freedom of the City recipient
Gene Vickers Past District 96 Governor, Toastmasters International
Sandy Liles former Port Moody Councillor
David White CEO
Simone Stevens Vice President
Councillor Zoë Royer is endorsed for re-election by:
The Port Moody Fire Fighters, Fin Donnelly MP, New West District Labour Council & Businesses
Vote on Wednesday, October 10, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Vote on Saturday, October 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
at Port Moody City Hall, Parkview Room, 2nd Floor, 100 Newport Dr.
VOTE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 – ELECTION DAY
Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road
Kyle Centre – 125 Kyle Street
Heritage Mountain Community Centre – 200 Panorama Place
Glenayre Community Centre – 492 Glencoe Drive
Vote anytime from 8am to 8pm