Mark Friesen came to Vantage Point after 14 years working and volunteering in the not-for-profit sector. Before returning to school to pursue a Masters’ of Urban Studies, he served as an association founder, executive director, and has led fundraising, strategic planning and program development efforts in the sport sector. Mark is most excited about the possibilities for citizen engagement through the voluntary sector, researching ways to include diverse interests and perspectives in decision-making. An experienced facilitator and dialogue convener, Mark recently coordinated 100 conversations on the BC economy with SFU Public Square. Mark volunteers his time with the Metro Vancouver Alliance where he’s able to explore the role that civic groups can play in community development. Mark loves reading, cycling, and spending time with his wife and two children.
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