Dean Murdock

Elected: 2022 (Mayor)
2008, 2011, 2014 (Councillor)

Phone: 250-475-5510


Mayor's Inaugural Address

Personal summary:

  • Born in Richmond, BC
  • Grew up in Saanich; attended Royal Oak and Claremont Schools
  • Married with two children
  • Coffee-drinker, cyclist, runner, and guitar player

Career experience:

  • Instructor (Political Science), Camosun College
  • Provincial Lead, Healthy Communities, BC Ministry of Health
  • Project Manager, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Saanich Council appointments:

  • Chair, Saanich Police Board
  • Chair, Housing Affordability Standing Committee
  • Chair, Public Safety and Emergency Planning Committee

Capital Regional District appointments:

  • Commissioner, Regional Transit Commission
  • Director, Capital Regional District and Hospital Board
  • Chair, CRD Transportation Committee
  • Director, CRD Environmental Services Committee
  • Director, CRD Governance Committee
  • Director, CRD Core Area Liquid Waste Management

 Previous appointments:

  • Chair, Parks, Trails and Recreation Advisory Committee (2017-18)
  • Chair, Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee (2013-17)
  • Chair, Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee (2010-13)


  • Bachelors and Masters, University of Victoria (2003; 2007)

Community and volunteers services:

  • Chair, Better Mobility Saanich (2021-22)
  • Board member, Greater Victoria Placemaking Network (2020-22)
  • Chair, Sierra Club Victoria (2007-08)
  • Vice President, Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association (2007-08)