Meet the Mayor & Council

View Royal Town Council is composed of a Mayor and four (4) Councillors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Left to right: Councillor Aaron Weisgerber, Councillor John Rogers, Mayor David Screech, Councillor Heidi Rast, Councillor Ron Mattson)

Mayor David Screech

David Screech was first elected to View Royal Council in 2002. He served as a Councillor from 2002 until 2014 and was elected as View Royal's fourth mayor on November 15, 2014. David serves as the Town's representative to the Capital Region District's Board and is the Chair of the Town's Finance & Administration committee.

The owner of a successful and long standing Victoria area business, he brings his business experience to his work with Council. A long time Victoria area resident, David, along with his wife Jean, and their family moved to North View Royal in 1998. Prior to being elected to Council he was active in the community as Director of the View Royal Community Association, a member of the Parks Advisory Committee, and President of the Friends of Knockan Hill Park Society.

David originally ran for Council on a platform of 'residents first' and firmly believes in this slogan. David encourages View Royal residents or business owners to contact him with any concerns.

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Mayor Screech can be contacted at:

1256 Burnside Road West, Victoria BC V8Z 1N8
Email: mayorscreech@viewroyal.ca
Cell Phone: 250-812-2782

or

c/o View Royal Town Hall
45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria BC V9B 1A6
Email: mayorandcouncil@viewroyal.ca
Phone Messages: 250-479-6800
Fax Messages: 250-727-9551

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Councillor Ron Mattson

Councillor Mattson served as View Royal Councillor from 1990 to 2005 and 2011 to 2014 and has been re-elected for a 7th term.

As a member of Council's Committee of the Whole, Ron chairs the Public Works and Transportation divisions of the Committee.  Previously Ron served as Chair for the Planning and Zoning Committee and as a trustee on the Greater Victoria Library Board.

Ron has lived in View Royal with his wife, Linda, and daughter, Sarah, since 1978. Ron has over 25 years of experience in Project and Program Management, and Policy Analysis. His education includes a Master of Public Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, and certification as a Professional Project Manager.

Aside from spending time with his family, Ron's hobbies include wood-working (a member of the Island Woodturners Guild), cycling, hiking, and home maintenance.

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Councillor Mattson can be contacted at:

Email: rmattson@viewroyal.ca
Residence Phone: 250-479-7754

or

c/o View Royal Town Hall
45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria BC V9B 1A6
Email: mayorandcouncil@viewroyal.ca
Phone Messages: 250-479-6800
Fax Messages: 250-727-9551

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Councillor Heidi Rast

Councillor Rast has served as View Royal Councillor since December 2008.

Heidi currentlychairs the Protective Services and Community Services divisions of the Committee of the Whole and the Community Policing Advisory Committee. Heidi has served as the Council Liaison for View Royal's Sustainability Task Force andOfficial Community Plan. On the regional level, she represents the Town as a Director on the board for Capital Region Emergency Telecommunications Inc (CREST) and the CRD Climate Action Steering Committee.

In her personal life, Heidi has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Lethbridge, majoring in Biology. After graduating in 1999, she moved to the Victoria area to work for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency where she is currently employed as a Molecular Virology Research Technician.

In 2005, Heidi and her husband decided to move to View Royal primarily because of the liveability of the community especially its parkland and access to services. For them, View Royal offers a range of opportunities to enjoy their hobbies which include gardening, hiking, cycling and reading.

Heidi ran on a platform as a "Community Representative" and works hard to be a representative for the entire community of View Royal.

"View Royal is a great place to live," says Heidi, "and I will work hard to ensure that the Town is a liveable and sustainable community."

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Councillor Rast can be contacted at:

Email: hrast@viewroyal.ca
Residence Phone: 250-385-4139

or

c/o View Royal Town Hall
45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria BC V9B 1A6
Email: mayorandcouncil@viewroyal.ca
Phone Messages: 250-479-6800
Fax Messages: 250-727-9551

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Councillor John Rogers

Councillor Rogers has served as View Royal Councillor since 1996.

As a member of Council's Committee of the Whole, John chairs the Parks, Recreation, and Environment of the Committee of the Whole. John has been View Royal's Council representative on both the Regional Water Supply Commission and the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission since 1996. He is the town's alternate to the CRD and Hospital Board and sits on a variety of other regional and local committees such as the Regional Affordable Housing Committee, Greater Victoria Public Library Board, and the Friends of Cole Island Society.

John has lived in View Royal for 43 years. He and wife, Maureen, and daughter, Emily, have lived on Prince Robert Drive since 1986. He earned a Bachelor's of Science from degree the University of Victoria. Before retiring in 2010, he had worked as a Systems Analyst for the Solicitor General (20 years) and a Probation Officer (15 years). He was awarded the Corrections Exemplary Services Award in 1998. Aside from spending time with his family, John's hobbies include walking, kayaking gardening and researching local history.

"I am proud of our community," John says, "As a team player, I believe in a collaborative approach with staff, council, residents, developers, municipal neighbours, and others. I am readily available to listen, consider any resident's suggestions and research the issues that are important to our community."

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Councillor Rogers can be contacted at:

525 Prince Robert Drive, Victoria BC V9B 1C9
Email: jrogers@viewroyal.ca
Residence Phone: 250-727-7736
Cell Phone: 250-514-5770

or

c/o View Royal Town Hall
45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria BC V9B 1A6
Email: mayorandcouncil@viewroyal.ca
Phone Messages: 250-479-6800
Fax Messages: 250-727-9551

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Councillor Aaron Weisgerber

Aaron Weisgerber was born and raised in View Royal. "I have seen View Royal improve from a very small community with few shopping and recreational amenities into the town it is now which provides its citizens with many shopping options, housing options and parks with playgrounds to enjoy," Aaron says.

Aaron is an outgoing person and has involved himself with committees, events and meetings at Town Hall for a few years, hoping to continue improving the Town for future generations. Aaron is an avid marine enthusiast, enjoying sailing, power boating, scuba diving and exploring our shorelines. During the day you can find Aaron at the helm of Alpine Marine Centre in Langford where he manages a growing sales and service store. On days off, Aaron is often enjoying the outdoors either on the water or camping in the back-country, unless there is a volunteer event happening in View Royal!

"I am pleased to have been elected to serve our community for the next 4 years," Aaron says, "I look forward to meeting more of the great neighbors that call View Royal their home."

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Councillor Weisgerber can be contacted at:

Email: aweisgerber@viewroyal.ca
Residence Phone: 250-882-1977

or

c/o View Royal Town Hall
45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria BC V9B 1A6
Email: mayorandcouncil@viewroyal.ca
Phone Messages: 250-479-6800
Fax Messages: 250-727-9551

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