Jonathan X. Coté
First elected in 2005, Jonathan X. Coté served three terms on New Westminster City Council before being elected as Mayor in 2014. As a New Westminster Councillor, Jonathan earned a reputation as a strong leader around issues such as transportation, our local economy and parks and recreation facilities. Jonathan has recently been appointed to several Metro Vancouver Committees and will serve as Vice Chair of the Regional Planning Committee, a member of the Housing Committee, the Mayors’ Committee, Performance and Procurement Committee and the Zero Waste Committee. He is also a member of the TransLink Mayors’ Council. During his time as a Councillor, he was Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee and co-Chaired the Master Transportation Committee.
Outside of council, Jonathan worked in the insurance industry as a Senior Injury Litigation Adjuster and also completed his Master’s Degree in Urban Studies at SFU. In his spare time, Mayor Coté enjoys New Westminster’s recreation facilities with his family and stays active cycling, swimming and playing tennis.
Karim Hachlaf is the Superintendent / CEO for New Westminster Schools. As an experienced educational leader, he oversees the operations of the entire school district and is committed to each student learning in a safe, engaging and inclusive environment. Through his work, Karim has developed strong relationships within the New Westminster community and is both excited and honored to bring his experience as a new Police Board member. In his spare time, Karim enjoys outdoor activities with his family.
Natalia Bryant holds a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University. In addition, she holds a Certified Disability Management Professional designation through the National Institute of Disability Management and Research. She has been practicing exclusively in the area of workers compensation and disability law since 2009. Ms. Bryant previously served as a member of the Employment Assistance Appeal Tribunal. In her spare time, Natalia is an avid runner and loves to explore New Westminster’s many parks with her family.
As a business lawyer, Sasha Ramnarine works with small businesses and start-up companies. Since 2008 Sasha has been partnering with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade to advocate the municipal and provincial government for policy changes affecting small businesses in British Columbia. He contributes to the Police Board experience in advocating for social justice issues, including support for high-risk youths, ensuring safe drinking water in First Nations communities, and career mentorship for immigrants and refugees. When he is not working, he can be found hiking, swimming, golfing, and playing competitive cricket.