Mayor & Council

L to R: Councilor Al Beddows, Mayor Maja Tait, Councillor Jeff Bateman, Councillor Dana Lajeunesse (front row), Councillor Tony St.Pierre
L to R: Councilor Al Beddows, Mayor Maja Tait, Councillor Jeff Bateman, Councillor Dana Lajeunesse (front row), Councillor Tony St.Pierre [Missing from photo: Councillor McMath and Councillor Pearson]

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 and Committee of the Whole Meetings

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Appointments


Connect

Let’s talk.

Contact Mayor and Council to discuss concerns, share ideas, provide accolades and stay informed on District activities.

Contact Mayor and Council by email (council@sooke.ca) or written correspondence:
Mayor and Council, District of Sooke
2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, B.C.  V9Z 1J2

Or:

Mayor’s Open Door Coffee Hour & Community Pop-ups

Join Mayor Tait for the Mayor’s Open Door Coffee Hour (starting January 2023) or stop by to say hello at community pop-ups. For pop-up schedule, please see our event calendar >> 

*Note: As of November 15, 2022, pop-ups for the 2022-2026 term have not yet been scheduled.

Public Meetings

Council welcomes community input and participation and encourages the public to attend Council meetings.

Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are open to the public unless otherwise permitted to be closed under the Community Charter in very specific (limited) circumstances. All meetings operate in accordance with the Council Procedure Bylaw.

Generally, Regular Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.; Committee of the Whole meetings are scheduled on the third Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m., except on holidays when meetings are held on the following Tuesday.  View the meeting calendar, subscribe to receive meeting notifications delivered to your inbox and be notified of meetings via YouTube:

  • CALENDAR VIEW of the District of Sooke public meeting schedule
  • SUBSCRIBE to Council & Committee Meetings
  • WATCH Council and Committee of the Whole meetings on the District’s YouTube Channel