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Mayor and Council

2018-2022 Council Representation

 

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Mayor Geoff Orr
North Saanich Councillor Geoff Orr

Geoff Orr is a first term North Saanich Councillor. He brings to the role extensive experience in community relations, a comprehensive understanding of local government, and a willingness to listen and advocate on behalf of community members.

A resident of North Saanich since 2001, Geoff has been active in the community in a variety of ways.  Prior to the 2014 election, he was the President of the North Saanich Residents Association for eight years and Chair of the Saanich Peninsula Water and Wastewater Commissions for six years.  He also enjoyed many years as a Peninsula Minor Hockey Association Coach and Executive member, was a member of the CRD Water Advisory Committee, and served as a member of the Victoria Airport Authority Consultative Committee.

During the 2014-2018 term Geoff’s responsibilities include:

Vice-chair – Regional Water Supply Commission
Vice-chair – Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association
Representative – South Island Prosperity Project
Representative – CRD Regional Growth Strategy Mediation

Liaison to:
  • Artsea – Community Arts Council
  • Community Agriculture Commission (alt)
  • CRD Water Advisory Committee
  • Cultural Safety Subcommittee
  • Peninsula Streams Society
  • Residents of Reay Creek
  • Tseycum First Nation

Geoff is a mechanical engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia (1985).  He was co-owner of a successful software firm in Calgary, Alberta and is currently retired. His career has provided him with valuable experience in financial, legal, human resources, customer support, and technical matters.

Geoff and his wife Susan are the proud parents of three young adults embarking on the next phase of their lives. When he isn’t participating in community events or Council business you will find him playing ice hockey, roaming a golf course, or trying to keep up with yard work. He has been known to play the saxophone and always looks forward to dessert.

“Your voice of reason”, Geoff is committed to serving the residents of North Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula. He welcomes correspondence on any issue and can be reached at 250-656-4562 (H) or by e-mail.

 

Councillor Stock

Councillor Stock

In November, 2014, I was re-elected a Councillor for a second term.  As CRD alternate for Mayor Finall (2014-2018), I attend some CRD meetings on her behalf, and am her representative on the Peninsula Water and Wastewater Commissions.

This year, I am Council Liaison to the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, and am a Commissioner on the Capital Regional Housing Trust fund.

Dedicated to our beautiful community and its residents, I am committed to serving all citizens by providing open, accountable leadership, and being a passionate voice for their interests and concerns.

Early in my career with the government of Canada, I spent ten years working in the NWT and the Yukon, including being an Alderman on the City of Yellowknife Council. 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Concordia University in Montreal, and am a graduate of Queens University Executive Public Administration Program.  Music plays a large role in my life, and I have been a member of the Peninsula Singers since 2010.

 

To North Saanich Council, I bring twenty years experience as a senior executive in government of Canada. I am an outspoken supporter of, and advocate for local government which communicates frequently with citizens, sound financial management, agricultural sustainability, and environmental protection of all our resources.

“I am open to communicating fully with all residents of North Saanich”. Please contact me at 250-655-3437 or by e-mail.

 

 
Councillor Gartshore
Councillor Gartshore

A newcomer to North Saanich Council, Heather has lived in the Southeast Quadrant for 26 years, where she has been active in community-building and civic affairs.

Prior to her election, Heather served as Vice President of the North Saanich Residents Association, Vice Chair of the North Saanich Parks Commission, Liaison to the Friends of Dominion Brook Park, Liaison to the McTavish Interchange Task Force, and Community Representative on the Sansbury School Joint Task Force.  In addition, she has extensive volunteer experience in leadership and management roles over the past 25 years.

Council appointments include the Peninsula Recreation Commission, the Memorial Park Society, Peninsula Crossroads Restorative Justice  Committee, and the North Saanich Jubilee Committee.

Heather enjoys volunteering at Jeneece Place, combining her love of people, cooking and background in Social Work. Heather and her husband Brian are the proud parents of two adult children and have one grandson.

Heather is honoured to be serving the residents of this wonderful community, and she welcomes you to contact her by phone at 250-656-0974 or by e-mail.