Bob Williams

President and Chair of Jim Green Foundation

Formerly, Bob worked as a Vancouver city councillor, and a provincial cabinet minister with Premier, Dave Barrett. Bob’s past career also included being a long time director of Vancity Credit Union, owning the Railway Club Bar, advising the Four Corners Bank, Chair of ICBC, and establishing Robson Square, the modern Whistler Blackcomb and Surrey Central City. Jim and Bob were long-time friends and colleagues.

Bob notes Jim’s incredible positive impact in Vancouver, particularly in capturing the city’s conscience about the Downtown Eastside. Jim and Bob both appreciated the arts and shared many a Saturday afternoon together, conversing and enjoying the jams at the Railway Club.

Over a decade ago, Jim was arguing for a social innovation centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; Bob has been pivotal in seeing this vision through to fruition at 312 Main, the site of old Cop Shop. This project is a memorial to Jim that will celebrate his legacy in richly alive way.