After serving nearly twenty 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 committed to continuing to work 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 for Delta. 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 Delta 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.
George feels called to continue to deliver leadership for Delta. 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.