Writer, community activist Sean Antrim chosen as new COPE executive director

Today the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) announced that they had selected TheMainlander.com and Vancouver Renters’ Union co-founder Sean Antrim as the new executive director. He will fill the position after Alvin Singh held the position for two years and resigned earlier this year. Sean is known for being critical of the developer-supported Non-Partisan Association and Vision Vancouver.

See the press release below. You can find more coverage in The Tyee and the Georgia Straight online.

 For Immediate Release: June 18, 2012

COPE Welcomes New Executive Director

The COPE Executive is happy to announce the appointment of Sean Antrim as the party’s new Executive Director.  Sean is known to many through his activism with the Residents Association of Mount Pleasant (RAMP) and the Vancouver Renters’ Union, his energetic participation in COPE’s Council Caucus, and his journalism with themainlander.com.  He will be joining COPE from his current position at GVC Credit Union.

“After a very competitive hiring process, Sean impressed us with his positive energy and his ability to bring people together, along with the strong organizational skills needed to build COPE for the next election,” said COPE Internal Chair Sarena Talbot.

“The COPE Executive is looking forward to supporting Sean in this important role,” said COPE External Chair RJ Aquino. “We are confident that COPE members will find that Sean’s talent and enthusiasm will serve the party and the city well.”

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