Mayor Dan Ruimy

Co-Chair

Biography

Dan Ruimy brings 25+ years of experience as a business executive to his role as Mayor for the City of Maple Ridge. In his private career, he has developed and delivered strategic training and leadership programs for multiple organizations. Working in the hospitality industry, Dan Ruimy trained over 200 new franchisees and has assisted in the opening of over 140 franchise restaurants.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he moved to BC’s Lower Mainland in 1980 and eventually settled in Maple Ridge in 2011 when he opened his bookstore and coffeeshop ‘Bean Around Books.’ The combination of books, coffee and tea made the store a gathering place for community members and the store became a social hub for a diverse group of people who shared a love of reading and conversation on the issues of the day.

It was at this lively business that Dan Ruimy found inspiration for public service and was elected to serve as the Member of Parliament for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. In this role he took the discussion at the bookstore to the next level by creating community engagement through town hall meetings and round tables, representing the diverse voices in the community and face-to-face interactions with constituents of all political backgrounds.

In his role as MP, Mayor Ruimy was a passionate advocate for federal investments in Maple Ridge for infrastructure and programs to support seniors, youth and the environment.

In 2022, inspired by the passion he had seen in the representing the community during his time in Ottawa, he decided to run in the 2022 local election. In a heartfelt Inaugural Address, Dan Ruimy pledged to continue to engage the community and work collaboratively to build a strong vision for the City of Maple Ridge.