Zac de Vries

Elected 2018

Phone:  250-634-4769
Email:  zac.devries@saanich.ca

Personal summary
  • Born, raised, and educated in Saanich 
  • Advocate for affordability, better transportation, and the environment, as well as senior and youth issues 
  • Social, Economic and Environmental sustainability are at the heart of my decision-making process 
  • I have a passion for planning and a love for the community I have grown up in, I want to keep Saanich vibrant for generations to come 
  • I love research, cycling, volunteering, the outdoors, and cross-cultural exchange
Career experience:
  • Currently employed by the Ministry of Agriculture as a Food Processing Analyst 
  • Formerly worked as a Cheese specialist at Whole Foods Market Victoria
  • Previous positions in a diverse range of precarious work
Saanich Council appointments - current:
  • Chair, Planning, Transportation & Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Liaison, Saanich Youth Council
  • Liaison, University-Municipal Council Liaison Group
  • Mayor's Working Group on Affordable Housing
Capital Regional District appointments - current:
  • Director, Regional Housing Trust Fund Commission
  • Director, Regional Water Supply Commission
Education:
  • High School Diploma Pacific Christian School 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts University of Victoria
  • Double Major in Political Science and Geography
  • Geography Concentrated in Urban, Health, and Development Studies
  • Political science focused on Political and Geographic Economy