Tofino Mayor and Council

The District of Tofino Council is made up of the Mayor and six Councillors who are each elected at large for a four-year term.

 2017 Council Meeting Schedule  |  2017 Acting Mayor Schedule

 

Josie Osborne Mayor osborne@tofino.ca

Al Anderson

Councillor

anderson@tofino.ca

Cathy Thicke

Councillor

thicke@tofino.ca

Duncan McMaster

Councillor

mcmaster@tofino.ca

Dorothy Baert

Councillor

baert@tofino.ca

Greg Blanchette

Councillor

blanchette@tofino.ca

Ray Thorogood

Councillor

thorogood@tofino.ca

Contact Mayor and Council

Correspondence to Mayor and Council can be forwarded to:

Tofino Municipal Office
121 Third Street
PO Box 9
Tofino BC V0R 2Z0

Emailcorporateservices@tofino.ca 
Phone: 250-725-3229

Correspondence Policy:

1. All correspondence is circulated to the intended recipient. For clarity, all correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council (electronic or mail) is circulated to their @tofino.ca email addresses but not necessarily added to an agenda.

2. All correspondence is filed, tracked and dispositioned in accordance with District of Tofino records management policies and procedures. Citizens should be aware that all correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council becomes part of the public record. 

3. When electronic correspondence is received from members of the general public, staff will respond to senders informing them to whom their inquiry has been directed. 

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Strategic Plan 

Our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan was developed spring 2015 to guide and focus the District of Tofino’s efforts and resources over four years, and was reviewed and updated fall 2016. The strategic priorities and action ideas contained within the ‘how we are moving forward’ section are the crux of this plan and they will be pursued as resources permit and as opportunities arise, and will be adjusted as new information becomes available.

Municipal Purposes & Powers 

Municipalities are created by the province to allow a community to govern itself and provide local services such as drinking water, sewers, roads, fire protection, land use planning, parks and building inspection. The purposes of a municipality include:

  • providing for the good government of the community;
  • stewardship of public assets;
  • providing services and making laws; and
  • fostering social, economic and environmental well being. 

Municipalities are responsible and accountable to their citizens and the province. Their powers and responsibilities are set out in  the  Community Charter  and Local Government Act  . They have the power of a natural person, the power to expropriate, and the power to establish and enforce bylaws. They are able to raise funds through property taxes and user fees, and borrow a limited amount through the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia to pay for capital costs.? 

Council as Governing Body

The governing body of a municipality is its council, with each member responsible for considering the well-being and interests of the municipality and community, and for contributing to the development and evaluation of municipal policies, programs and services. 


Contact

Corporate Services Department
corporateservices@tofino.ca
250-725-3229