About

I’m currently a Councillor for the Town of Sidney. I first became a Councillor from 1993 to 2008 and again from 2015 to 2018. I was just re-elected which means another 4-year term as Councillor ending in 2022.

I believe I can make a difference on Council and I will work to bring change.

I’ve been a resident of Sidney for more than 30 years and have served 19 years on Sidney Council. I am now semi-retired and own a home in the Greenglade area of West Sidney. I’m a scientist with a background in marine ecology, GIS and databases.

Selected Elected/Community Experience:

  • Councillor, Town of Sidney (1993-2008, 2015-2018)
  • Alternate CRD Director for Sidney (2003-5)
  • Director, CRD Parks Committee (2004-5)
  • Commissioner, Saanich Peninsula Water Commission (1994-1996, 1998-2008, 2015-2018)
  • Commissioner, Saanich Peninsula Recreation Commission (2005-2008, 2015-2018)
  • Commissioner, Capital Regional District Water Commission (2000-1,2003-5)
  • Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Commission, Chairman (1998) Commissioner (1999-2008)
  • Sidney Liaison, Capital Regional District Solid Waste Advisory Committee (2004-5)
  • Chairman, Saanich Peninsula Liquid Waste Management Plan, Community Advisory Committee (1994-1997)
  • Greater Victoria Water District, Bulk Water Supply Plan, Citizens Advisory Committee (1993)
  • Chairman, Vancouver Island Regional Library (1997-2000), Director (1996, 2001-2, 2006-8), Trustee (1995, 2018), Alternate Trustee (1994)
  • Sidney Liaison, Saanich Peninsula Agriculture Commission (1997-1998)
  • President, BC Library Trustees Assoc. (2007), Vice-President (2002)
  • President, Sidney Museum and Archives (2013-14), Treasurer (2012)
  • Trustee, Malahat Business Trust (2012-2018)

Professional Experience:

  • President, Wainwright Analytical and Marine Services Ltd., Halifax NS (1975-1980)
  • Senior Environmental Biologist, Environmental Protection Service, Yellowknife NWT (1980-1983)
  • Project Manager/Senior Consultant, Seakem Oceanography Ltd., Sidney BC (1985-1987)
  • Manager, Computer Services, ESL Environmental Sciences Limited, Sidney BC (1987-1990)
  • Senior Consultant, Seakem Oceanography Ltd., Sidney BC (1990)
  • Senior GIS Analyst, LGL Limited, Sidney BC (1990-2010)
  • Peter Wainwright Consulting, Sidney BC (2010-present)