Name: Colin Plant
Occupation: Teacher, Claremont secondary.
Describe your relevant background:
-Currently President of the Royal Oak Community Association.
-Served on 3 different Saanich Advisory Councils
-4 years as President of the BC Drama Educators Association.
-Currently 2nd Vice-President of the Saanich Teachers Association.
-Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from UVic.
My training as a teacher has helped me to develop the ability to see potential in students. I see this skill as very useful when thinking of Saanich. I believe we have the potential to be the greatest community in Canada to live in. We just need to tap into the our greatest resource; the citizens of Saanich.
How would you be a beneficial voice on Saanich council?
Every successful organization needs an injection of new ideas and energy periodically in order to stay relevant and vital. I believe Saanich council needs this injection of new voices in the election of 2014. I would like to be a new councillor that brings energy, humility, and a desire to connect with and serve residents on Saanich council.
What is your campaign slogan or guiding principle?
“Let’s make Saanich the greatest and greenest place to live in Canada.”