mayor and council bios
The City of Langford is proud to have strong, visionary leadership in its elected representatives. General local elections in B.C. are held every four years on the third Saturday in October. The next general local election in Langford will be held on October 17, 2026.
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Scott Goodmanson ran for Mayor to allow more voices to be heard, especially on the pace of development and its effect on neighbourhoods, including the downtown core. He wants Langford to continue to grow but believes that the City needs to focus on sustainability, the environment and inclusiveness. He plans to maintain a code of conduct around the Council table to ensure fair processes. Scott was raised in Langford and grew up loving the outdoors. To this day, he enjoys outdoor recreation and sports and is grateful for Langford’s multiple parks, green spaces, and various sports venues. He attended Ruth King, Spencer, and Belmont schools and fell in love with boating while at Belmont where he was an active member of the rowing team. He travelled around the world because of his ability in sports and was proud to wear the maple leaf! Scott also has a strong interest in the arts, especially dance. He and his wife have been married for more than seven years and have a five-year old daughter.
Mayor Goodmanson can be reached at email@example.com.
Kimberly Guiry has lived in Langford for six years. She believes that every voice matters. That’s part of the reason she ran for Council. She is eager to encourage people throughout the community to express their views about what’s needed to make Langford a healthy, vibrant place to live, work and play. She has a BSc in Environmental Science and is a Red Seal Joiner (cabinet maker). She has chaired the board of a not-for-profit preschool society for three years and serves on the Executive of the Parent Advisory Committee. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys cycling, hiking, and other activities with her family. As a member of Council, she is firmly committed to honesty, careful listening, and respecting the views of all. Kimberly believes that public service is an honour that carries a big responsibility. She aims to serve the residents of Langford with humility and respect.
Councillor Guiry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colby Harder grew up in Langford. She and her husband live in downtown Langford and enjoy making good use of local amenities. Colby decided to run for Council to bring a younger perspective to decision making, and to address two key issues, the climate crisis and affordable housing. She believes that Langford is at a pivotal moment in its history where the City’s growth requires strategic direction and the input of diverse perspectives. She is passionate about creating and fostering partnerships to bring new amenities and services to neighborhoods throughout the City. She is also eager to foster community engagement, responsible development, and transparent governance. Colby is a graduate student at the University of Victoria, working towards her MSc in Geography. She has worked with the Capital Region District in multiple roles and enjoys hiking, biking, running and trivia nights. She is keen to listen and learn from residents.
Councillor Harder can be reached at email@example.com.
Mark Morley has lived in Langford for 13 years and chose to run for Council to ensure that residents are heard and respected. As a member of Council, he seeks to develop, support, and promote initiatives that foster a sense of community throughout the City. He supports development that is focused and sustainable and is keen to ensure that Langford’s pedestrian-friendly infrastructure is sound, safe, and accessible. He is fully committed to fostering transparency in local government and encourages residents to express their views and priorities. Mark has been a volunteer with the Canadian Army Cadet Program for 10 years, and in 2012 received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal. He has been married for 36 years and has three grown daughters. He enjoys gardening, walking the family beagle, and bike riding. He is strongly committed to working towards inclusivity in the City to ensure that Langford is for everyone.
Councillor Morley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lillian Szpak has been actively involved in the City of Langford since moving here from Lahr, Germany in 1993. She is a mother, grandmother, and nature lover. She has served on Council since 2002 and previously served on Langford’s Planning and Zoning Committee, the Executive Board of the Westshore Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of the Langford Enhancement Society. She also volunteers with other organizations throughout the community. She believes that serving on Council is a great privilege, one that enables her to help grow the community in a balanced and thoughtful way to the benefit of generations to come. Lillian has a Masters in Leadership Studies from Royal Roads University. The focus of her thesis was “Giving voice to young women at risk.”
Councillor Szpak can be reached at email@example.com.
Mary Wagner was born and raised in Langford and has lived here most of her life. She ran for Council to promote community engagement, transparency, and sustainable development. She is keen to balance development with the need for infrastructure, services, greenspace, and climate resiliency. She earned a PhD in Biochemistry from UVic and has taught there for 15 years. She is involved in several community groups including the South Island Climate Action Network, Friends of Millstream Watershed, and the Victoria Curling Club. Mary believes that serving on Council is a great honor that also carries great responsibility. She hopes to be an effective councillor by drawing on her research and teaching skills and her collaborative working style. Mary is a strong advocate for detailed planning and public input. She lives in the Langford core with her husband of 25 years, two daughters and the family cat. She enjoys attending community events, hiking, and playing games with her family.
Councillor Wagner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith Yacucha moved to Langford in 2020 from Saanich and, before that, Kelowna. He chose to run for Council to bring greater transparency, accountability, and public engagement to Langford. He believes that the City is at an exciting point in its history with the vision and potential to build a dynamic future. He is very pleased that residents placed their trust in him to do his best to help fulfill that vision and secure the future. Keith holds an MA in Economics from UVic and is an instructor of economics at Camosun College. He has worked in the banking industry and earlier in his life served with the Canadian Forces Reserve. Keith has volunteered with numerous sports teams and previously served as treasurer for a local hockey team. He is married with two children. He and his family enjoy being active and taking in all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.
Councillor Yacucha can be reached at email@example.com.
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Regular meetings of Council are usually held on the first and third Monday of each month starting at 5:30 pm, please note effective December 5, 2022, meeting start times have been postponed to 7:00 pm by Order of the Mayor. Meetings take place in Langford Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 877 Goldstream Avenue. Please view the meeting calendar for the most up-to-date Council meeting schedule.
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