|Fortin in 2011|
|Mayor of Victoria|
December 2, 2008
|Preceded by||Alan Lowe|
March 1, 1959 |
Kamloops, British Columbia
|Alma mater||University of Victoria|
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.
He was first elected to city council in 2002 and was elected mayor in 2008.
Honours and Awards
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)
|Order of precedence|
The Heads of Consular Posts with jurisdiction in British Columbia
|Order of precedence in British Columbia
as of 2008[update]
Gregor Robertson, The Mayor of Vancouver
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