Mayor's Welcome Message

Welcome to the District of Oak Bay. We acknowledge that the land on which we live and work is the traditional territory of the Coast and Straits Salish Peoples. Specifically we recognize the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and that their historic connections to these lands continue to this day.

Oak Bay has been a welcoming and attractive community in the Greater Victoria region for over 100 years. We have a strong sense of identity, and residents and visitors alike come from around the world to enjoy the quality of life so evident here. From our welcoming streetscapes to our natural beauty to our many community events, there is much to love about Oak Bay.

Oak Bay Council and I are honoured to serve our community. We must protect the core characteristics that draw people here while we facilitate changes to make our community viable into the future. We must protect our natural environment while supporting infrastructure for active lifestyles. We must invest in our infrastructure while keeping our taxes affordable. In short, we must be good stewards of the community entrusted to us and ensure we will leave it in great shape for future generations.

I am pleased to carry on the long traditions of Mayors before me to be as open and available as possible. Please reach out by phone or email any time with questions, ideas, or concerns.

Mayor Kevin Murdoch