Director at Large Tony St-Pierre
Director at Large
My family and my community is why I work as a first term councillor in Sooke. Sooke is the community we chose because of welcoming smiles, a clear sense of identity and the obvious love residents have for their community. As such, I was proud to be elected to District of Sooke Council in 2018 because I believe that municipal matters most and that decisions of local government have the most direct impact people’s lives.
I bring experience and knowledge to the table in a number of areas including being a permaculture farmer, planner, teacher, renovation specialist and employment councillor. With over 20 years of experience in the trades alongside a master’s degrees in both Planning and Adult Education & Community Development, I believe I provide a unique combination of practical experience with a strong academic background. I’m committed to effective climate action, social justice and the healthy growth of individuals and the community. I care passionately about affordable housing, local economic development, good design, pragmatic approaches to complex challenges, and participatory planning.
My areas of expertise include:
• Rural Planning & Development
• Community Development
• Organizational Development
• Systems Analysis
• Participatory Planning
• Capital Regional District Water Supply Commission
• Capital Regional District Climate Action Inter-Municipal Task Force
• Climate Caucus
• Edward Milne Community School – Liaison 2021