As a candidate for Mayor of the City of Vancouver, Mark Marissen brings decades of experience as a leader in the city’s business, political and arts communities. 

Mark is using that experience and proven leadership to bring together a coalition of people from across Vancouver who want to get things done in this city. 

As an advisor to political, business, and labour leaders, Mark has a strong track record of building broad coalitions to help deliver the best results for people.

As an entrepreneur, Mark has founded, owned and operated a number of companies in British Columbia over the past 25 years, including Burrard Strategy Inc.  

Mark is also a senior advisor to McMillan Vantage, a public policy firm anchored in one of Canada’s leading law firms.

Mark has worked on many issues throughout his career as a public affairs strategist over the years, including:


Delivering on major transit investments, including the Canada Line, the Millenium Line and the Evergreen Line


Helping the Vancouver International Airport to achieve rent equity with the Montreal and Toronto airports - saving up to one billion dollars over 40 years


Successfully waging a campaign for West Coast Express to reduce the CPR’s track rates


Advocating for the grassroots arts community, successfully reversing planned cuts of up to 85% funding

Mark has a history of bringing diverse coalitions together to get positive results for Vancouver.