Mayor Richard Atwell

Elected 2014

Phone:  250-475-1775 ext. 5510 
Email:  mayor@saanich.ca

Personal summary 
  • Born in the United Kingdom and immigrated to Canada when he was very young. After living in White Rock for several years, the family moved to Kamloops before finally settling in Victoria in 1982.
  • Enjoyed gaining valuable work experience in Cupertino, California and Austin, Texas before resettling in Saanich choosing the Falaise neighbourhood.
Career experience
  • Software Engineer, Motorola/Metrowerks Corporation
  • Software Engineer, Apple, Inc.
Provincial appointments:
  • Chair, Saanich Police Board (SPB)
  • Commissioner, Victoria Regional Transit Commission
Saanich appointments:
  • Ex-Officio, SBP HR Committee, SPB Governance and Strategic Planning Committee and SPB Finance Committee
  • Ex-Officio on all Saanich Council Committees
Saanich Council appointments (past):
  • Chair, BiPed Committee
  • Chair, Governance Task Force Committee
Capital Regional District appointments:
  • Director, CRD Board
  • Director Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee
  • Director, Environmental Services Committee
  • Director, Transportation Committee
  • Commissioner, Regional Water Supply Commission
Capital Regional District appointments:
  • Director, Finance Committee
  • Director, Integrated Resource Management Advisory Committee
Community and volunteers services (past):
  • Director, Falaise Community Association
  • Director, Sewage Treatment Action Group 
Credentials/education 
  • Attended Margaret Jenkins Elementary and Oak Bay High School (Victoria, BC)
  • Completed several university co-op work terms at BC Systems in Victoria, Bell Northern Research in Ottawa and BC Hydro in both Port Kells and Surrey
  • Earned a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Victoria