Sooke Mayor Maja Tait will take a leave of absence effective Dec. 1.
Tait and her husband Alec are expecting their first child in early December.
The leave of absence runs through to March 31.
In the event of the mayor’s absence, District of Sooke council approved acting mayors for 2016. They include: Coun. Kerrie Reay, January-February; Coun. Rick Kasper, March-April; Coun. Bev Berger, May-June; Coun. Ebony Logins, July-August; Coun. Brenda Parkinson, September-October; and Coun. Kevin Pearson, November-December.