The Electoral Area is represented on the Metro Vancouver Board by an elected Director. Maria Harris is the current director of Electoral Area A and is the chair of the Intergovernmental and Administration Electoral Area Sub-Committee.
At the 2011 census, the population of Electoral Area was 13,035. Most of the population lives at University of British Columbia and in the University Endowment Lands (12,777). The population of the remaining area was approximately 258.