Director Colin Plant

Director Colin Plant, Councillor District of Saanich

Colin is a Councillor in the District of Saanich and a Director on the Capital Regional District board. In addition to his political work, he is also a high school Drama teacher. He has four sons, one friendly cat and an amazingly supportive wife.

Colin wished to serve on the AVICC to help address and advance the issues that our communities deem important. Having an executive comprised of members from throughout the AVICC is also important. Despite living in the island’s largest municipality, he grew up in the small interior community of Sicamous and understands the challenges small communities face. Additionally, Saanich is a municipality that faces both rural and urban issues, much like the AVICC itself.

In his current role for the District of Saanich Colin chairs the Healthy Saanich Committee and serves on the Personnel Committee. He also chaired the Saanich the LGBTQ committee in 2016. In his role as a CRD Director he is chair of the CRD Arts Commission. He also chairs the CRD Traffic Safety Commission and is on the CRD Governance, Finance and Core Area Liquid Waste Management committees.

His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Leadership, and bachelor degrees in Theatre and Education. He has been a classroom teacher for 15 years. He has come to learn that sometimes the political and educational environments are surprisingly similar.