Councillor George Affleck
After a rigorous but grassroots campaign of door knocking, debates, and getting-to-know-you events, Councillor George Affleck is eager to get to work at City Hall on behalf of his constituents.
George has always been committed to working with local non-profits and arts groups. Before entering civic politics he chaired the False Creek Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and the Cooperative Auto Network (now Modo), and served as a director of the Vancouver Children’s Festival.
A devoted husband, proud father, and hard working small business owner, George lives and works in downtown Vancouver and enjoys giving back to the community where he has lived for 25 years—first in the West End, then on Commercial Drive and now in Yaletown.
His vision is to help build a city in which his kids will be proud and able to reside. A city where businesses will be drawn. A city all Vancouverites will be proud to live in.
Born and raised in British Columbia, George holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Simon Fraser University, and a Certificate in Journalism from Langara College.
George is president and CEO of Curve Communications, a well-known marketing company that works with a variety of businesses, as well as non-profit groups involved in arts and the environment.
Before launching his career in marketing, George worked as a journalist at CBC and reported for community newspapers across BC. His book “Paper Trails,” a history of newspapers in British Columbia, was published in 1998. George’s work as a reporter has provided him with a healthy respect for government accountability and a desire to listen before taking action—convictions which he intends to bring to City Hall.
His current local and regional appointments:
- Alternate, Greater Vancouver Regional District Board (Metro Vancouver)
- City of Vancouver Public Housing Corporation
- Vancouver Heritage Foundation Board
- First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel