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Surrey LIP Governance Structure

Connie Lana discussing LIP with a group of people.

Governance Structure

The City of Surrey manages the project and is responsible for its deliverables. It supplies the project staff: the LIP Coordinator and a Senior Social Planner, who report to the Steering Committee. The Mayor, Council and Social Policy Advisory Committee are regularly updated.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee draws representatives from 30 organizations. It is co-chaired by Councillor Judy Villeneuve, representing the City, and Anita Huberman, elected by the Committee. The co-chairs provide leadership to the Committee and liaise between the Committee and project staff. Additional services and input are provided by ex-officio members and working groups.


Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable (IAR)

The Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable (IAR) was formed to ensure that immigrant voices are represented in the Surrey LIP planning and decision making processes. Additionally, the Surrey IAR will improve the capacity of the Surrey LIP to reach out to local ethnic and immigrant communities. The following eighteen immigrants are the current members of the Surrey IAR:

  • Mayyadah Al-ani
  • Mohammad Ali, Co-Chair
  • Wafa Al-jabiri
  • Muna Amir
  • Khaleda Banu
  • Nina Bazie
  • Margery Cantil
  • Faisal Durrani
  • Preeti Hiro
  • Kue K'nyawmupoe
  • Robert (Jin-Chein) Lin
  • Rehab Marghany
  • Drastant Mehta, Co-Chair
  • Piyush Mehta
  • Magdelena Mot, Co-Chair
  • Yasin Muktar Mussa
  • Aydin Nozhat
  • Pranjali Wadkar
  • Dongmei (Lily) Yang

For a list of IAR activities and full biography of all IAR members, please visit: