Meet & Greet With Staff

The District of Sooke is beginning budget-related discussions with the community during the summer to assist with budget adoption by year-end. This helps to ensure the District optimizes the use of its resources and allocates staffing and budget to priority areas.

As a relatively small, but growing, and young municipality combined with a tax base that is limited in diversity (92% of the DIstrict's operating budget is funded through residential taxes), priorities must be carefully considered and identified within planning. Through open dialogue, the District is excited to work with citizens and support each other's learning as we enhance communication with the community and deliver on our strategic priorities.

Phase One: Early Learning

This phase connects staff and residents on a preliminary budget conversation. How to participate:

  • Complete our “quick poll” question;
  • Complete our 3-question survey;
  • Meet staff at pop-ups throughout the community.

From June 23-July 6: meet Jennifer, Corporate Services Assistant, and Christina, Communication Coordinator, in the community to learn more about the 2022 Budget:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, June 23
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Broomhill Playground
Thursday, June 24
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Market at the Sooke Region Museum
Friday, June 25
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Western Foods
Tuesday, July 6
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Whiffin Spit
Tuesday, July 6
11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Sooke Marine Boardwalk

From July 8-July 16: learn more about District service areas and say "hello" to service area staff at locations throughout the community:

Date Time Service Area Location
Thursday, July 8 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Administrative & Corporative Services Western Foods
Saturday, July 10 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Financial Services Saturday Market at John Phillips Memorial Park
Monday, July 12 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Parks & Environmental Services Whiffin Spit
Tuesday, July 13 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Planning & Development Services John Phillips Memorial Park
Wednesday, July 14 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fire & Emergency Program Services District of Sooke Fire Station
Thursday, July 15 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Operations: Roads & Infrastructure (Public Works) Thursday Night Market at the Sooke Region Museum
Friday, July 16 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sooke R.C.M.P. Detachment Sooke R.C.M.P. Detachment, 2076 Church Road

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