Lenny Zhou is an new addition to city hall’s council slate, representing ABC Vancouver.

Lenny was motivated to run for Council as a result of the steep rise in the cost-of-living, violent crime, and racist attacks in Vancouver. He wants Vancouver to be an affordable and safe city for his son and the next generation to grow up in.

Lenny is a longtime resident of Vancouver, having first arrived in 2005 to complete his Masters Degree at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. In 2007 Lenny was awarded a Master of Management degree in Operations Research.

Lenny has spent his professional career working as an engineer in the healthcare sector. He currently works for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) at BC Children’s Hospital, previously he worked for the Fraser Health Authority.

He has used his experience in analytics to help make BC’s public healthcare system more efficient and effective. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lenny used this expertise to support the planning and management of the province’s pandemic response.

As a City Councillor, Lenny will utilize his experience in engineering to help get Vancouver’s infrastructure back on track. He wants to see a return of evidence-based decision making at Vancouver City Hall.

Lenny is an active volunteer, and currently serves on the board of the Liberal Party of Canada’s Vancouver-Kingsway Electoral District Association.

Lenny has led programs to help community members better understand and access health services. He is a strong believer in Canada’s public healthcare system and has consistently been an advocate for frontline healthcare providers.

Lenny has organized a number of global health missions to developing countries, providing free surgical and medical services to hundreds of families in under-privileged communities. He is also the founding director of the Care to Live Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to promote education and health services in Vancouver.

Lenny lives in East Vancouver with his wife Norah and their six-month old son Nolen.