Big Announcement - I'm Running!
I have officially kicked off my campaign for Mayor of Oak Bay. Yesterday I sat down with the current Mayor and informed him of my decision. This is not a personal fight, I have a lot of respect for Nils, but I do think Council should be moving in a different direction, so I will be putting a new option to the residents of Oak Bay - a choice for a positive change. If you wonder "Why Now?," after all, it's 9 months from the election, it's as simple as this: Mayor Jensen announc
The First Six Years
Going into my seventh year on Council, it’s worth looking back before looking forward to a new vision for Oak Bay. Council work has been very rewarding, and at times challenging. There was a steep but fascinating learning curve in the first two years, building knowledge on intricacies of District operations, regional partners, municipal finances, and building relationships with residents, staff, other elected officials, and other levels of government. Being effective on Cou
(From the Archives) Why Arts are Vital to Oak Bay
Originally published November 3, 2014 Arts are often seen as a "nice to have" amenity, but for a community such as Oak Bay, Arts form a vital pillar of our long-term success. First, a disclaimer: the Arts are near and dear to my heart. Prior to entering Engineering at the University of Victoria, I did a dual major in high school in Mathematics and Fine Art, followed by a one-year certificate program in commercial art and design. I am still an amateur enthusiast photographer a