Your involvement in the decisions that affect our community are so important. Look for ways to have your say about specific initiatives and feel free to join your Mayor and Council at an upcoming meeting.

For full meeting information and to view reports or search for documents, visit the Colwood Meeting Portal

IMPORTANT: Public Participation

To ensure the safety of all and comply with indoor meeting regulations, City meetings will be conducted in a hybrid format.

Options to Participate:

In Person: Up to 25 members of the public will be permitted in the Council Chambers and will be on a first come, first served basis until capacity is met. It is mandatory that anyone attending a meeting in-person wear a face mask.  You will be required to sign in and provide your name and contact information, and remain seated during the meeting.

Electronically: To participate via telephone or computer please pre-register by noon on the day of the meeting by contacting or 250-294-8157.

Written Submissions: Submissions will be received at or by mail/in person at City Hall up until noon on the day of the meeting and will be appended to the agenda. 

The meetings will steam live on our website at

Council Meetings

As your elected officials, Colwood Council provides the vision and direction for the City of Colwood. This vision is described in detail in the City's Official Community Plan.

With input from citizens, city staff, committees and other stakeholders, Council establishes bylaws and policies that are the basis for how we provide services and plan for the City's future.

Council meetings are normally held at 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, except for the months of July, August (no meetings) and December which is held on the 1st and 3rd Monday. When the Monday is a Statutory Holiday the meeting moves to the following Tuesday. 

Learn more about how municipal government works.

Acting Mayor Rotation 2020-2022

November 2020 to February 2021 Councillor Michael Baxter
March 2021 to June 2021 Councillor Cynthia Day
July 2021 to October 2021 Councillor Dean Jantzen
November 2021 to February 2022 Councillor Doug Kobayashi
March 2022 to June 2022 Councillor Gordie Logan
July 2022 to October 2022 Councillor Stewart Parkinson

Committee of the Whole Meetings

Committee of the Whole provides Council with a less formal setting where members of the public have opportunities to speak at the meeting and participate in discussion about agenda items. 

The goal of Committee of the Whole is to assist Council in making more durable decisions by giving them direct insight into the needs and priorities of community members before they are required to sit at the Council table and make a binding decision. Committee of the Whole is a place to encourage in depth discussion of topics, but it is not where decisions are made. If a decision is required, the committee will make a recommendation that will be voted on at an upcoming Council meeting.

Select and Standing Committees

Select and standing committees are in place to discuss issues related to a specific topic. You will find the listing of these committees on our Committees page.