Samantha Agtarap

For Port Moody Council

Port Moody is a great place to live, work, create and play, with a vibrant neighbourhood feel in a big city region.

I know that by working together we can make it an even better place — one that is inclusive, diverse and sustainable. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with others to make this a reality.

I love Port Moody. I love the trails by the ocean and into the mountains. My other favourite thing is all the local shops – we truly have a wonderful variety – from food and drinks to unique gifts and everything in between. And the best part? All of it is within biking distance.

About Sam


Samantha is a professional engineer, entrepreneur, mom and resident of Port Moody. She and her partner have lived in Suter Brook for the past 17 years. In 2013, they opened their business Engineered Bodies Strength & Conditioning, in Moody Centre.

Besides the natural beauty of this city, Samantha appreciates shopping at local, independent businesses where the staff know her by name and have seen her kids grow up too. Port Moody is fortunate to have a close-knit community, one that Engineered Bodies is happy to be a part of. The non-profit Shop Local Port Moody facilitates these supportive business-to-business relationships. She has met lifelong friends in this group.

In her capacity as a mechanical engineer, Samantha ’s career has focussed on sustainability, energy efficiency and climate action in the built environment. In partnership with local governments, First Nations and other organizations, she has created community energy and climate action and implementation plans. She is practiced at translating complex technical details into easily understood information for a broad range of audiences.

Leveraging her diverse and broad experience across many sectors, Sam works with teams in these engagements to analyze available data, and use the data to drive decision-making processes that incorporate best practices while being mindful of the experiences of those being served.

Day to day, Sam manages the operations and client care services of the family business which allows her to connect with a broad range of people. Alongside her partner Anthony, they have built a welcoming and accepting community.

In her spare time, you can find her on the trails — either walking or biking, at their gym, or enjoying Port Moody’s local businesses.

Sam also serves on her strata council and has volunteered her time with local non-profits including Shop Local Port Moody, BC Functional Fitness Association and Engineered Bodies Weightlifting Club. In the past, Samantha has been a member of the city’s economic development and climate action committees.

She is looking forward to meeting you and hearing about your vision for our city’s future.

Let’s stay in touch

Questions for me? Or interested in hosting a small get-together and chatting about the future of Port Moody? Send me a note.


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