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Mike Klassen

Vice President, BC Care Providers Association

Mike Klassen is a Vancouver public affairs and government relations professional focused on health, urban growth, and economic development. He is known for his exemplary relationships across business, government and news media organizations.

In addition to contributing to Huffington Post, he is a civic affairs columnist with Vancouver Courier, the city’s leading community publication.

Mike is President of the board of trustees for PAL Vancouver, a non-market housing development for members of the arts community. At PAL, he is spearheading the launch of a second housing development in Metro Vancouver. Other board positions held by Mike include as a director on the B.C. Small Business Roundtable, and as Vice-Chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission.

In 2015, Mike received a Terry Biggar Award for his work leading a nine-member business coalition advocacy campaign.

Mike is an avid runner, a dedicated community volunteer, husband, and parent.