Mayor Pam Alexis
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A proud Mission resident and committed community builder for over 26 years, Pam Alexis was elected Mayor of Mission in 2018 after previously serving on Council from 2014-18. She was a School Trustee on Mission’s Board of Education from 2005-11.
Born in Victoria into a large Greek family, Alexis saw first-hand the importance of volunteering through the hard work her parents did as pillars of the Greek community. This experience instilled in her a lasting love of serving the greater community that has guided her journey through life.
After graduating from an all-girls school in Victoria, she set out to the University of Victoria where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 1982, she joined the teacher program to obtain her PDP with a focus on Theatre and English. From there, she worked in arts administration and taught ESL in Japan, Texas and Mission.
A mother of two adult children, one born in Japan and the other in Dallas, TX, Alexis eventually settled in Mission in 1996. From there, she got busy putting her passions for education, local business and the arts to work, and through the years she joined the Clarke Theatre as front-end manager, served on boards of many local non-profits, led the Cultural Resources Commission, and started her own event management company.
A champion of local business and volunteerism, Alexis served as Vice-President of the Mission Chamber of Commerce board and has been a part of the Sunshine Rotary Club and Mid-Day Club of Mission for 20 years, serving as President from 2009-10. From 2012-15, she held the volunteer role of Vice-President for the BC Winter Games, which deeply connected her to the community.
Alexis is a strong advocate for women in Mission and established, alongside Councillor Hamilton, Education Board Chair Loffler and School Trustees Julia Renkema and Shelley Carter, an initiative called Women Helping Women designed to increase opportunities for all women.
As Mayor, she established a walking programme to help residents get to know local neighbourhoods, keep healthy, and support a connected community.
In 2020, Alexis was highlighted as one of 19 mayors making a difference in BC by Right Sizing Magazine.
You will likely find Alexis enjoying the outdoors at Fraser River Heritage Park, exploring local shops or attending a local event.
- Path and Pathfinder, 2016
- Myrtle Evertt Woman of the Year, 2014
- Inducted in the Mission Sports Hall of Fame for the BC Winter Games, 2014
- DOM Exceptional Accomplishment and Leadership Award for work on BC Winter Games, 2014
- Paul Harris Service Above Self Award, four times
- DOM Arts and Culture Service Award, 2004
City advisory boards and committees:
- Stave West Forest & Recreation Area Leadership Team
- Joint Shared Services Committee
- Economic Development Select Committee
- Cultural Resources Commission (Alternate)
Regional boards and committees
- Fraser Valley Regional District and Fraser Valley Regional Hospital Board
- Mission Chamber of Commerce
- FVRD Regional and Corporate Services (RACS) Committee
- FVRD Experience the Fraser (ETF) Political Steering Committee
- FVRD Intergovernmental Relations (Board Liaison) Working Group
- Fraser Valley Aboriginal Relations Committee (Alternate)