Andrea Reimer was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008 where she has served as deputy mayor and as chair of the Policy and Strategic Priorities Committee. She has taken a leadership role in developing Vision Vancouver priorities including the City's award-winning Greenest City Action Plan.
She has also been the lead councillor for many important initiatives including:
- Downtown Eastside Plan, which aims to improve the lives of the area’s low-income residents while enabling new housing and economic growth
- Reconciliation with Aboriginal Peoples, which engages meaningful dialogue to address past injustice and supports the rights and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples living in Vancouver
- Digital Strategy to make data routinely available to the public and to support Vancouver's digital economy
- Engaged City Task Force, which identified opportunities to boost cultural interconnectedness and improve communications between the City and residents.
Prior to serving on council, Andrea was elected to the Vancouver School Board and was the executive director of the Wilderness Committee.