About Rebecca


Saanich Council needs stronger leadership, a more forward-thinking approach, and more balanced decision making that serves the interests of all residents, businesses, and non-resident property owners – not simply those who have the time to show up. We need to change the tone to one that is more inclusive, transparent, and collaborative.”

  Rebecca Mersereau  MSc, RPBio, MPA Candidate

Rebecca Mersereau
MSc, RPBio, MPA Candidate





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Rebecca is an active community volunteer who works as a consultant, advising municipal staff and elected officials around the country on financing and managing the operation of water services. After missing the last Council seat in the 2014 general election by just 30 votes, she enrolled part-time in a Master’s in Public Administration degree program at the University of Victoria, which has contributed to her strong understanding of local government operations and public policy.

Rebecca has served on over a dozen community boards in the last 10 years, since completing a Master’s in Science and beginning her career. Her current volunteer roles reflect just a few of her many passions:

Rebecca has a cooperative, inclusive, and hard-working nature. She has demonstrated strong leadership skills in her many community service roles, and an ability to bridge divides between people, organizations, and ideologies. She was encouraged to run for Saanich Council in 2014 by late Councillor Vic Derman, and is motivated to carry forward his principled approach.