City of Langford

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Mayor & Council

The City of Langford is proud to have strong, visionary leadership in its elected representatives. The Mayor and Council are equally as proud of their thriving community.

Stewart Young grew up and attended school in Langford and is now a local business owner. Mayor Young was a Councillor when Langford was first incorporated in 1992. He was elected Mayor in December 1993, and has been declared Mayor in the following seven elections.  Mayor Young is a member of the Westside Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Select Committee.

Denise Blackwell is a long-time resident of Langford. She has been a City of Langford Councillor since incorporation in 1992 and is the Chair of the Planning and Zoning and Affordable Housing Committee. Councillor Blackwell is a Director on the Capital Regional District Board and Hospital Board as one of Langford's representatives as well as the following other CRD appointments:  Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee, Environmental Services Committee, Finance Committee and Chair of the Governance Committee. Councillor Blackwell will be Acting Mayor for the City from September 1st, 2015 to April 30th, 2016.

 

 

Matt Sahlstrom was born in Victoria and has been a resident of Langford since 1969. Elected to the Langford City Council in November of 2002, Councillor Sahlstrom chairs the Administration & Finance Standing Committee. He is Langford's representative to the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society and the Family Court and Youth Justice Committee. Councillor Sahlstrom is an alternate on the Westside Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Select Committee and will be Acting Mayor from May 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018.

 

Lanny Seaton has been a resident of Langford and an active member in local sports, youth organizations and community groups for over 50 years. Councillor Seaton has proudly served as a Langford Councillor since 1996. He is Chair of the Parks, Recreation, Culture and Beautification Standing Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Protective Services Standing Committee. Councillor Seaton is a Director on the Capital Regional District Board and Hospital Board as one of Langfords representatives as well as the following other CRD appointments: Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee, Island Corridor Foundation, Planning, Transportation and Protective Services Committee, Regional Parks Committee and Vice-Chair of the Transportation Select Committee. Councillor Seaton is Langford's representative to the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society and the Greater Victoria Public Library Board.  Councillor Seaton is a member of the Westside Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Select Committee and will be Acting Mayor from May 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016.

Winnie Sifert has been active in politics in Langford for over 25 years. Prior to being elected to the first council in Langford, Councillor Sifert was on the Advisory Planning Commission for six years and was elected to Council when Langford was first incorporated in 1992. She is Chair of the Transportation & Public Works Standing Committee and is an alternate Director on the CRD Board as well as the following other CRD appointments: Regional Water Supply Commission and Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission. Councillor Sifert is also Langford's representative to the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society and the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. In the past Councillor Sifert sat on the Economic Development Committee, Committee for the Royal Museum and three various incorporation committees.  Councillor Sifert is an alternate member on the Westside Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Select Committee and will be Acting Mayor from January 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2017.

Lillian Szpak has been actively involved in our beautiful and growing community since moving to Langford from Lahr, Germany in 1993. She is proud to be serving her fifth consecutive term on Langford Council. Councillor Szpak serves as Chair of Langford's Protective Services Committee and Vice Chair of the Administration and Finance Committee. Councillor Szpak represents Langford on the following Boards and Commissions: Regional Water Supply Commission, Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission, Capital Regional Services Telecommunications Board (CREST), Alternate Director to the CRD Board and Langford's Liaison to the Inter-Municipal Committee on Disability Issues. Councillor Szpak will be Acting Mayor from January 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2015.

 

 

Roger Wade is serving his third consecutive term on Langford Council and is Vice-Chair of the Planning, Zoning and Affordable Housing Committee, Vice-Chair of the Transportation and Public Works Committee and Vice Chair of the Parks, Recreation, Culture and Beautification Committee. Councillor Wade will be Acting Mayor from September 1st, 2017 to April 30th, 2018.  

 

 

Contact

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Council Committee Appointments

To see the responsibilities of each councillor, please see the Council Committe Appointments page.

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