On September 5, Maja Tait announced her plans to run for District of Sooke mayor.
“I see a bright future for Sooke”, says Maja Tait, a District of Sooke Councillor. “I’m grateful to have served Sooke on Council and I am looking forward to the opportunity to campaign for the Mayor’s chair in the upcoming municipal election.”
“We’re a young, diverse municipality with a rich heritage and incredible potential,” says Maja. “After six consecutive years, I bring experience, inclusivity and a business person’s respect for the bottom line to the position”.
While on Council, Maja has liaised with numerous committees, advisory groups and societies: the Sooke Region Tourism Association, the Mayor’s Panel on Economic Development Panel, the EMCS Society and the Sooke Region Historical Society, as well as the CRD’s Regional Housing Trust Fund Commission since 2008 and is a Community Director with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.
She’s particularly proud of the role she has played in recent years regarding the newly constructed Hope Centre, upgrades to SEAPARC’s bike skills park and the recently adopted Town Centre Illustrative Design Handbook.
Maja moved to Vancouver Island in the late 1990’s and relocated to Sooke with her husband in 2006.
“We chose to live here because of the community’s abundance – Sooke’s wild setting, charm, history and the diversity of people who live here.”
Maja has been a dedicated community volunteer since her childhood and is an avid mountain biker who has successfully balanced long hours of community service with an established career in property management.
“I’m a champion for Sooke who’s always telling everyone how great it is here,” she adds. “Now I’m seeking the opportunity to work with our elected councillors, our community organizations and our residents in continuing to build a community that is healthy, active and vibrant.”
To date, the only other person who has announced they are planning on running for mayor is Councillor Herb Haldane.