Mayor Carol Hamilton

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Email: mayor@colwood.ca Phone: (250) 216-5970 Fax: (250) 478-7516 Elected In: 2011 Resident Since: 1980

Key Focus

  • Fostering an open, inclusive and united civic culture
  • Creating a vibrant community in Colwood
  • Expanding economic development

Carol is dedicated to bringing her leadership and strength to Council as together they work to actively engage the community and foster a more open, inclusive and united civic culture while addressing challenges presented with the global financial crisis and make the decisions necessary to grow Colwood into a vibrant community.

A continual "Champion" of Colwood, Carol is always seeking opportunity to connect interested persons and business with the Westshore and to Colwood in particular to expand economic development. With the development in the heart of Colwood, the new High School...

Carol is dedicated to bringing her leadership and strength to Council as together they work to actively engage the community and foster a more open, inclusive and united civic culture while addressing challenges presented with the global financial crisis and make the decisions necessary to grow Colwood into a vibrant community.

A continual "Champion" of Colwood, Carol is always seeking opportunity to connect interested persons and business with the Westshore and to Colwood in particular to expand economic development. With the development in the heart of Colwood, the new High School at Royal Bay and the expectation of the larger Royal Bay development on the horizon it will be a busy time in Colwood.

See the Contacts page for current contact information.

Key Appointments

Carol can be counted on to ensure the interests and concerns of the City are brought forward on the many Committees and Boards that she participates on. Of particular importance are CRD and Victoria Regional Transist Commisssion and the day to day impact these areas have on our lives.

Carol is honored to once again work for the residents of the City of Colwood, this time as your Mayor.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
-Vincent Van Gogh

Councillor Cynthia Day

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Email: cday@colwood.ca Elected In: 2002 Resident Since: 1987

Key Focus

  • Creating an inclusive, accessible and connected community
  • Preservation and promotion of our natural and cultural heritage
  • Maintaining and enhancing high quality parks in Colwood

Councillor Day is pleased to be continuing the work she began in 2002 when first elected to represent the people of Colwood. She continues to advocate for high quality parks, preservation and promotion of our natural and cultural heritage and creating an affordable and liveable community. She is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for creating an inclusive, accessible and connected community.

Working closely with staff at West Shore Parks and Recreation and members of the Inter-municipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, Cynthia ensured grants were received by all Five...

Councillor Day is pleased to be continuing the work she began in 2002 when first elected to represent the people of Colwood. She continues to advocate for high quality parks, preservation and promotion of our natural and cultural heritage and creating an affordable and liveable community. She is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for creating an inclusive, accessible and connected community.

Working closely with staff at West Shore Parks and Recreation and members of the Inter-municipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, Cynthia ensured grants were received by all Five West Shore Municipalities to increase accessibility throughout our region and participated in the creation and publishing of a guide to accessible trails.  The  User Friendly Trail Guide was a follow up to the highly successful Walk the West Shore Guide featuring new amenities such as the Accessible Art Space at Esquimalt Lagoon and grew out of the shared vision as teams from all municipalities participated in the Disability for a Day Event held at West Shore Parks and Recreation.  Partnership with CRD Parks made a larger and more comprehensive guide possible. The online guide will be updated as new amenities become accessible. Free paper copies are available at West Shore Parks and Recreation or Colwood City Hall. This guide was created through available provincial grants and did not require Colwood Tax dollars! Check out the elevation profiles that help users identify how steep the trails might be and how far it is to a rest stop, view point or amenity. Great for seniors, young families and anyone looking to find great opportunities to get out into the natural environment easily.

Councillor Day actively supports Council’s work plan which includes increasing opportunities for commercial businesses to come to Colwood and creating a transportation plan for the future. Councillor Day is proud to support the Artistic Economy which over the past five years has brought $385,000 in Fine Art and Crafts sales, $190,000 in Arts and Crafts Education and $275,000 worth of support projects to the local Colwood Economy. She supports the continued expansion of this valued economic driver.

Councillor Day is proud to have promised and delivered online video of meetings to enable more people to participate. She supports ongoing improvement through upgrades to our website and ongoing consultation with residents to ensure that everyone`s voice is heard and valued.

As Chair of the Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, which represents all thirteen municipalities and all three school districts in the Capital Regional District, She advocates for those services that make our community more affordable both locally and provincially.  She advocates for services close to home, including Restorative Justice and mental health services, especially for youth. Through this committee and with a very small budget she brings the Children of the Street Society interactive theatre productions to our schools annually to educate youth about potential threats and risks in today's society.

See the Contacts page for current contact information.

Key Appointments

  • Parks & Recreation Committee (Chair)
  • Strategic and Financial Planning Committee (Vice Chair)

Other Appointments

  • CRD Regional Water Commission (Alternate)
  • Cycling Advisory Committee (Member)
  • Esquimalt Lagoon Stewartship Initiative (Alternate)
  • Friends of Cole Island (Member)
  • Heritage Advisory Commission / Pioneer Cemetery Board
  • Juan de Fuca Retail Water Distribution Commission (Alternate)
  • Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
  • St. John The Baptist Church Management Committee (Member)
  • St. John The Baptist Church Cemetary Board of Trustees
  • Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee (Chair)
  • West Shore Parks and Recreation

Councillor Gordie Logan

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Email: glogan@colwood.ca Elected In: 1999 Resident Since: 1995 @GordieLogan

Key Focus

  • Colwood Fire Department
  • West Shore RCMP
  • By-law Enforcement
  • BC Ambulance

As a long time resident of Colwood who is raising three children here with his wife Allison, Councillor Logan is eager to let people know about all that Colwood has to offer, including wonderful people, outstanding recreational opportunities and breathtaking views.

Councillor Logan, as chair of Colwood's Planning and Land Use committee, is shepherding the city through one of its biggest development booms in recent history. He is also on the Crest Board of Directors (Capital Region Emergency Services Telecommunications) which provides emergency communications to over 30 user agencies...

As a long time resident of Colwood who is raising three children here with his wife Allison, Councillor Logan is eager to let people know about all that Colwood has to offer, including wonderful people, outstanding recreational opportunities and breathtaking views.

Councillor Logan, as chair of Colwood's Planning and Land Use committee, is shepherding the city through one of its biggest development booms in recent history. He is also on the Crest Board of Directors (Capital Region Emergency Services Telecommunications) which provides emergency communications to over 30 user agencies from police and fire departments to BC Transit and Colwood Public Works.

Councillor Logan meets regularly with department heads to discuss resident concerns and current events. He understands that staying on top of what matters to residents and problem solving at this level is key to good governance. He encourages residents to get in touch with him.

See the Contacts page for current contact information.

Key Appointments

  • Chair, Planning and Land Use
  • Vice Chair, Finance and Administration

Other Appointments

  • Board of CREST (Chair)
  • Juan de Fuca Retail Water Distribution Commission (Vice Chair)
  • Regional Water Supply Commission

Councillor Jason Nault

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Email: jnault@colwood.ca Elected In: 2014 Resident Since: 1991 Visit Website

Key Focus

AS YOUR CITY COUNCILLOR I WILL:

  • use my time & experience to insure that Colwood continues moving forward in a positive direction over the next four years.
  • make it my priority to diversify our tax base by encouraging and supporting sustainable development and growth.
  • maintain regular attendance at meetings.
  • encourage public participation and strong voter turnout.
  • support a local sewage treatment initiative.
  • support a study on the benefits and drawbacks of amalgamation.
  • Colwood resident for 23 years
  • married with two adult children
  • BSc in chemistry, MSc and PhD in forestry
  • retired in 2010 after a 29 year career as a research scientist, 18 years at Pacific Forestry Center in Victoria
  • hobbies include photography, scuba diving, cycling and backpacking

EXPERIENCE ON COUNCIL

Jason served three terms under two different mayors and with ten various councillors from 2000-2008. In those nine years he served on numerous Colwood & Regional committees including:

  • transportation & public...
  • Colwood resident for 23 years
  • married with two adult children
  • BSc in chemistry, MSc and PhD in forestry
  • retired in 2010 after a 29 year career as a research scientist, 18 years at Pacific Forestry Center in Victoria
  • hobbies include photography, scuba diving, cycling and backpacking

EXPERIENCE ON COUNCIL

Jason served three terms under two different mayors and with ten various councillors from 2000-2008. In those nine years he served on numerous Colwood & Regional committees including:

  • transportation & public works
  • finance
  • parks & rec
  • administration
  • planning & zoning
  • CRD
  • ELSI (Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative) (2000-2014)
  • Colwood heritage

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Councillor Lilja Chong

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Email: lchong@colwood.ca Elected In: 2014 Resident Since: 2014 Visit Website @Lilja_Chong Facebook Page

Key Focus

I represent an enthusiastic, younger generation of people getting more actively involved in local politics in Greater Victoria. I want to see action. We need to put projects in motion and see visible improvements.

Financial prudence and managing taxpayer dollars better are high priority issues. We need to promote investment and job creation so there are opportunities for young people to work in Colwood once they leave high school, and need positive changes to bring our ideas forward respectfully.

I am in my last year at the University of Victoria completing my Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Hispanic Studies.  I grew up in Langford and here in Colwood, and I love it! I have worked in the West Shore community since I was 15. You may recognize me as a former manager at McDonald’s or door knocking for fundraisers. Like you, I am a member of this community wanting to be heard.

I can bring new energy and new ideas to the table but I am not in this alone. Let me be your voice and let us share a prosperous and sustainable Colwood.

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I am in my last year at the University of Victoria completing my Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Hispanic Studies.  I grew up in Langford and here in Colwood, and I love it! I have worked in the West Shore community since I was 15. You may recognize me as a former manager at McDonald’s or door knocking for fundraisers. Like you, I am a member of this community wanting to be heard.

I can bring new energy and new ideas to the table but I am not in this alone. Let me be your voice and let us share a prosperous and sustainable Colwood.

See the Contacts page for current contact information.

Councillor Rob Martin

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Email: rmartin@colwood.ca Elected In: 2011 Resident Since: 1996

Key Focus

  • Fiscal responsibility with a competitive tax rate
  • Support for small business
  • Parks and recreation

Job #1 for Councillor Martin continues to be working towards a fiscal plan that balances infrastructure priorities, services and staffing within our City, while controlling expenditures and maintaining affordability for tax payers.

As the City continues to grow with important projects like Capital City Centre and the Royal Bay gravel pit development, Councillor Martin's goal is to ensure the City also supports small businesses and provides a competitive tax rate.

Balancing this fiscal awareness, Councillor Martin continues to work toward enhancing Colwood's family-friendly...

Job #1 for Councillor Martin continues to be working towards a fiscal plan that balances infrastructure priorities, services and staffing within our City, while controlling expenditures and maintaining affordability for tax payers.

As the City continues to grow with important projects like Capital City Centre and the Royal Bay gravel pit development, Councillor Martin's goal is to ensure the City also supports small businesses and provides a competitive tax rate.

Balancing this fiscal awareness, Councillor Martin continues to work toward enhancing Colwood's family-friendly feel, making parks and recreation an important priority.

"If there is one thing I could share with the Citizens of Colwood as a first year Councillor," says Councillor Martin, "it is to acknowledge the superior and professional staff that the City of Colwood employs. From Public Works to Administration, I see a level of professionalism second to none."

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Key Appointments

  • Strategic and Financial Planning Committee (Chair)
  • Emergency Planning Committee
  • Inter-Municipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
  • Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association
  • Protective Services Committee
  • West Shore Parks and Recreation Society
  • Greater VIctoria Public Library  - Juan de Fuca (Liaison)

Councillor Terry Trace

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Email: ttrace@colwood.ca Elected In: 2014 Resident Since: 1960 @terrylynntrace Facebook Page

I am a retired Colwood resident, who has lived in Colwood most of my life.  I am running for Council because I feel it is time for me to step up to the plate and use my many years of senior municipal government experience to give back to the community I grew up in.

My experience working alongside Mayor and Council and attending Council meetings has given me the opportunity to understand what it takes to run a municipality and what is required to be a Councillor.  I will work hard at maintaining good relationships with Council members, committee members staff and the general public...

I am a retired Colwood resident, who has lived in Colwood most of my life.  I am running for Council because I feel it is time for me to step up to the plate and use my many years of senior municipal government experience to give back to the community I grew up in.

My experience working alongside Mayor and Council and attending Council meetings has given me the opportunity to understand what it takes to run a municipality and what is required to be a Councillor.  I will work hard at maintaining good relationships with Council members, committee members staff and the general public.

I understand how important it is to listen to the concerns and opinions of the general public, to have an open mind and for Council to clearly understand all issues prior to making an informed decision.

I enjoy living in this beautiful city of ours and support sustainable growth, more parks, bike lanes and trails, a study on amalgamation, a better commuter system and "the right" sewer solution for Colwood.

I hope to have the opportunity and look forward to working hard for Colwood to make Colwood a better place to live.

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