Dean Fortin

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His Worship
Dean Fortin
Dean Fortin 2011.jpg
Fortin in 2011
Mayor of Victoria
Assumed office
December 2, 2008
Preceded by Alan Lowe
Personal details
Born (1959-03-01) March 1, 1959 (age 55)
Kamloops, British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Children 2
Alma mater University of Victoria
Occupation Mayor

Dean Fortin is the current mayor of Victoria, British Columbia.

Dean Fortin became the 51st Mayor of Victoria when he was elected on November 15, 2008, and was sworn into office for a second term on December 8, 2011.

Fortin has a B.A.(Geography), LLB (law) and M Ed (Counselling). He was Executive Director of the Burnside Gorge Community Association for 17 years before being elected Mayor. Previously, he helped establish and operate the Victoria Association for Street Kids for seven years. He has practiced as a lawyer in both Whitehorse and Victoria.[1]

He was first elected to city council in 2002 and was elected mayor in 2008.[2]

Honours and Awards[edit]

Honorary Citizen of Jiangsu Province (January 2013) - For his great contribution to the closer links between Jiangsu, China and Victoria, Canada

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)


See also[edit]

Order of precedence
Preceded by
The Heads of Consular Posts with jurisdiction in British Columbia
Order of precedence in British Columbia
as of 2008
Succeeded by
Gregor Robertson, The Mayor of Vancouver