About Rebecca

 
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“The values that guide me every day are fairness, accountability, and perseverance. I want your vision for Saanich to be reflected in our community, and in the interactions and services you experience every day. We all should feel a sense of pride in this beautiful place we call home”

 

 

 

Rebecca Mersereau
MSc, Master’s of Public Administration Candidate

Rebecca was elected to Saanich Council and the Capital Regional District Board in 2018. She has since received the following appointments:

  • Chair of Saanich’s Environment & Natural Areas Committee

  • Chair of the CRD Regional Water Supply Commission

  • Member of the CRD Transportation Committee

  • Member of the CRD Planning & Protective Services Committee

Rebecca has a long record of professional experience and community service. As a water resources consultant, she works every day with local and provincial governments across Canada, to improve the management of water services – financially, environmentally, and through sound policy. Since 2015 and twice interrupted by election campaigns, she has been enrolled in a part-time Master’s of Public Administration Degree at UVic to enhance her understanding of local government operations and ensure her contributions to Saanich are informed and effective.

An active community member, Rebecca has served on over a dozen community boards in the last 10 years and supports many local organizations. Her most recent activities include: 

  • Chair & member of the CRD Water Advisory Committee (member since 2013)

  • Secretary & Director of the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (board member since 2013)

  • Appointed member of the Saanich Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Advisory Committee (since 2015)

  • Member of the Royal Oak Community Association, Victoria Placemaking Network, Fair Vote Canada, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, Habitat Acquisition Trust, and the College of Applied Biology

Originally from New Brunswick, Rebecca is committed to her chosen home and to finding ways to strengthen her community. She brings a fresh, pragmatic voice, a collaborative approach, and the ability to look at issues from all sides to make sound decisions. 

Rebecca’s passions are reflected in both her work and her volunteerism: inclusive, intergenerational communities that are affordable and fiscally responsible for all citizens. 

Rebecca lives in Royal Oak with her partner, Matt, and their puppy, Piper. When they aren’t working or volunteering, they can be found hiking, camping, and paddling the coast and nearby lakes.