Mayor & Council

Municipal Council

A municipality is a corporation of the residents of its area and the governing body of a municipality is its Council. District of Sooke Council is composed of a Mayor and six (6) Councillors who hold office for a four (4) year term. The Mayor is head of Council, and as noted in Section 116 of the Community Charter, is the Chief Executive Officer of the District of Sooke.

Council is a legislative (law-making) body with the responsibility for exercising virtually all legislative and administrative authority conveyed upon the District of Sooke by the Province through the Community Charter, the Local Government Act and other statutes. Together, the Mayor and Councillors are ultimately responsible for establishing the policies of the District of Sooke, for the carrying out of those policies, and for the general administration of civic business.

Regular Council Meeting Schedule


How to Present an Issue to Council:

If you have an issue you wish to be considered by Council, submit a letter
outlining your concerns and either:

Mail it to:
Mayor and Council
District of Sooke
2205 Otter Point Road
Sooke BC  V9Z 1J2

or Email
or Phone: 250-642-1634
or Fax: 250-642-0541

District of Sooke staff will advise you when the item is scheduled to appear on a meeting agenda. You do not need to be present at the Council meeting for Council to consider your issue. However, should you wish to supplement your letter by making a verbal presentation at the Council meeting, please follow the procedure described below for requests to “appear as a delegation”.

Individuals wishing to “appear as a delegation” should send a letter of request or complete the Request to Appear as a Delegation form, providing sufficient detail to describe the topic, the presenters and meeting date they wish to appear. The letter or completed form should be submitted to the Clerk by 4:30 pm on the Tuesday prior to the meeting. This procedure provides Council an opportunity to prepare, resulting in a prompt and informed response.

How to Contact Council:

You may contact Mayor and Council in writing and via email. All correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council is received and routed appropriately. Appropriate correspondence may be added to a Council Meeting agenda. Please note the deadline for inclusion of such correspondence in a Council agenda is 4:30 pm on the Tuesday prior to the Council Meeting. It is requested that correspondence that refers to an item on an upcoming Council meeting agenda be submitted by 12:00 pm on the day of the Council Meeting.

Written submissions may be mailed to:
Mayor and Council
District of Sooke
2205 Otter Point Road
Sooke, B.C.  V9Z 1J2

Email Mayor and Council