Administration

Administration consists of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Director of Corporate Services, the Deputy Director of Corporate Services, the Manager of Human Resources, the Communications Specialist, the Executive Assistant to the CAO and Mayor, and an administrative support staff person. The CAO is the general manager for the Corporation as a whole, provides guidance and direction to all operating departments, and is the principal advisor to Council. The Director of Corporate Services works closely with Council, is the main link between Council and the public at large, and is the contact for information on all Council matters. The Director of Corporate Services is also the custodian of municipal records, and is responsible for requests submitted under the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

*** COVID-19 Service Level Updates for Administration ***

The District of Oak Bay Municipal Hall is currently closed to the public in response to the continuing COVID-19 situation. Staff are working diligently to maintain services and to find alternate ways of providing the public with required services. We recognize that our response times may be slower than usual at this time and we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Staff appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together during this unprecedented situation.  

The District has developed a COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan that outlines current services levels. Please note that this document is subject to change in response to the evolving situation.

Please visit www.oakbay.ca/COVID-19 for the latest information updates.  

Service

Email

Telephone

Mail

General Inquiries

obcouncil@oakbay.ca

250-598-3311

2167 Oak Bay Ave

Victoria BC  V8R 1G2

Access to Meeting Minutes

obcouncil@oakbay.ca

250-598-3311

2167 Oak Bay Ave

Victoria BC  V8R 1G2

Access to Records/Freedom of Information Requests

foi@oakbay.ca

 

2167 Oak Bay Ave

Victoria BC  V8R 1G2

Archives

obarchives@oakbay.ca

250-598-3290

2167 Oak Bay Ave

Victoria BC  V8R 1G2

Certifying Documents

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250-598-3311

 

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Commissioner for Taking Affidavits (Pension/Proof of Life)

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250-598-3311

 

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Committees and Commissions

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Communications/Media (Non-COVID 19 matters)

communications@oakbay.ca

778-677-9589

2167 Oak Bay Ave

Victoria BC  V8R 1G2

Communications/Media

All COVID-19 matters

eocinformation@oakbay.ca

 

 

Council Correspondence

obcouncil@oakbay.ca

250-598-3311

2167 Oak Bay Ave

Victoria BC  V8R 1G2

Special Events Permits/Block Parties

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Contacts

Administration - Oak Bay Municipal Hall
2167 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria BC, V8R 1G2
Phone: 250-598-3311
Fax: 250-598-9108
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chief Administrative Officer - Lou Varela  
Email: lvarela@oakbay.ca

Director of Strategic Initiatives - Signe Bagh
Email: sbagh@oakbay.ca

Deputy Director of Corporate Services - Sarah Morden
Email: smorden@oakbay.ca 

Manager of Human Resources - Bonnie Donnelly
Email: bdonnelly@oakbay.ca

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