Peter Ladner is a Fellow at the Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue focusing on Planning Cities as if Food Matters. He was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002 and re-elected in 2005. In 2005 he was elected Vice Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board. In 2008 he ran for Mayor of Vancouver.
Peter is a columnist in the Business in Vancouver Media Group, where he co-founded the award-winning Business in Vancouver weekly newspaper in 1989. He has more than 35 years of journalistic experience in print, radio and television and is a frequent speaker on food, business and community issues.
He has served on the boards of IMPACS (Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society), Leadership Vancouver, International Centre for Sustainable Cities, The UBC Alumni Association, New Media BC, the International Association of Area Business Publications and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.