About Bill

Bill McNulty

Your voice of experience on Richmond council.

Bill McNulty has been a voice of reason and common sense on Richmond council since 1993. A steadfast advocate for low taxes and superb civic services, Bill is known as “Richmond’s Man in Motion.” Tirelessly working for Richmond residents, Bill has ensured that people of all ages, abilities and needs find Richmond a welcoming, safe place to live, work and enjoy life.

A career educator and decades-long volunteer in youth and adult sports, Bill is renowned not only as a voice on council but as someone who is accessible, attending community events and celebrations, listening and working constantly for the people of Richmond.

  • Decades of volunteerism as a coach and sports administrator led Bill to become a founder and subsequent life member of the Richmond Sports Council.
  • Bill is passionate about local history. He has published three books on the history of Steveston and Richmond.
  • During and following decades as a public school educator, Bill also served over 30 years on the Academic Senate of the University of British Columbia.

A Rotarian for more than 30 years, Bill works tirelessly to serve and build connections in his community.

  • For the past two decades, Bill has fulfilled the role of the Western God of Wealth (Cai Shen) at the Chinese New Year celebrations in Richmond at the request and blessing of the Asian community.

Bill is a Life Member of the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, the Richmond Arts Coalition, and Richmond Arts Connection.

  • Bill served on the Richmond Library Board for many years and is a strong advocate and builder of the library system in Richmond. He is currently the Council alternate liaison to the Richmond Library Board.
  • He continues to be the City Council liaison to numerous advisory committees, organizations, and community associations, including the Richmond Sports Council, Steveston Historical Society, Steveston Historic Building Sites Committee, Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee, the Arenas Community Association, and the South Arm Community Association.

Bill McNulty’s work on Richmond council has been highlighted by his determined support for:

  • Excellence in infrastructure
  • New aquatic and seniors’ centres
  • New community centres in Steveston and downtown north
  • Affordable rental housing, founded on Bill’s initiative to require all housing developments to include a proportion of rental units for households with low incomes
    Unstinting advocacy for upgraded health services that meet our growing community’s current and future needs
  • A new Richmond Hospital Acute Care Tower

Bill has been recognized both provincially and nationally for his dedication and achievements, including:

  • The British Columbia Community Achievement Award, presented in 2005 by Premier Gordon Campbell and Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo
  • The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, presented in 2013, by Richmond Member of Parliament Alice Wong

Bill McNulty represents Richmond residents:

  • As first alternate to the Mayor on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
  • On the Board of Emergency Communications for B.C., E- Comm (911), since 2008
  • As a Director of the Metro Vancouver Housing Committee for 13 years
  • As Chair of Richmond’s Community Safety Committee, Vice- Chair of the Planning Committee, and as a member of several Standing Committees of Council, including General Purposes, Finance, and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

Bill McNulty is committed to accountability, transparency and honesty in local government. He is always available to the community and welcomes public input.