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About Herman Mah

Family + Community

The District is our home!

  • Born in Vancouver, I have lived in the Pemberton Heights community for over 20 years with my wife Debra and our daughter Julia.

My education and work experience allow me to engage deeply on complex issues facing our community:

  • I graduated from UBC with a Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing. This has provided me with a solid business foundation and effective communications skills.

  • My 5 ½  years at BC Housing provides me with a deep understanding of housing issues faced by our community.

  • I developed strong leadership skills managing the BCIT Downtown Campus for 9 years.


My extensive volunteer work, especially the roles I have undertaken in the District, demonstrates my commitment to our community:

  • Active as Vice-President/Treasurer of Pemberton Heights Community Association for 19 years: bringing families together by organizing events such as Canada Day Parade & Picnic, Kris Kringle Christmas Market, Meet Your Neighbour Night at the Corner Stone Bistro, Garage 529 bike registration and clean-up of Ashdown Park. 

  • Engaged as Board member, including Chair of the Finance & Admin Committee, of the Downtown Vancouver Association for over 15 years: compiling and presenting community input to City Council and staff while policies were being developed.

  • Involved with North Vancouver Community Association Network (NVCAN), including 2 terms on Executive: sharing best practices for community building and engaging with District staff and other organizations to make the District a better place for all people.

  • Serving 2nd term as Vice-Chair on the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission: providing community feedback on Commission activities and programs that keep people active in our community.

  • Serving 2nd term on the District’s Community Services Advisory Committee: reviewing applications and recommending grants to societies and organizations to address issues faced by members of our community.

  • Coached and managed teams for North Shore Girls Soccer Club for over 7 years: helping young girls build teamwork skills and enjoy being active.

  • Mentored four different “Littles”, including two youth from the North Shore, for the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver over 19 years: engaging with young people and helping them by being a positive role-model.

In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities, skiing and playing ice hockey (ASHL) at Canlan Sports. 

Herman in the Community

NVDPL All-Candidates Meeting (with Linda Munro, School Trustee)

NSGSC Thanksgiving Tournament (watching daughter referee some games)

Lions Gate CRC All Candidates Meeting Showing Support for “Shop The Shore”

Main Streeting with Elwin and Ellison Mallin in Edgemont Village

Herman with Koroush, owner of Koroush Super Market

Councillor Jim Hansen outside of Corner Stone Bistro

Reconciliation March with Angela Girard (CNV Councillor) and Kulvir Mann (NV Board of Education Chair)

Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Capilano Elementary School - PAC's Welcome Back Night

Campaign Launch

Helping distribute gear for GSL Football league

Back in 2021, meeting up with Councillor Jordan Back at Corner Stone Bistro

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