Join other community-minded individuals in helping to build a connected, collaborative, inclusive and sustainable community. We are eager to recruit directors who have an interest in board governance, service delivery, finance, or communications. For more detailed information read our board member job description or contact place@fairfieldcommunity.ca (250) 382-4604.

 

DonDon Monsour ~ president

All Committees, VCAN Representative

Don can be reached directly at president@fairfieldcommunity.ca

As an advocate for community involvement Don has enjoyed participating and leading organizations in achieving their goals. While working with profit and not for profit organizations for over 45 years in several key initiatives he has developed a strong understanding of the rules and regulations that govern many boards and committees. As a leader of volunteer groups made up of individual personalities and objectives, he has successfully managed challenging goals and budgets and helped to raise close to 2 million dollars for not for profit associations. This experience, coupled with his business background, has provided Don with the ability to work within board guidelines helping to achieve the strategic goals and direction as set by the board.  Don truly believes that understanding the dynamics and chemistry that exists on a board is vital in supporting a board successful outcome.


Anne TAnne Tomyn

Committees: Human Resources, Place (Operations)

Almost 20 years ago Anne lived in Victoria and loved her time here.  She moved back to Victoria with her family in 2011 because she felt it would be a great place to raise her kids; offering the amenities of the “big city” while still having a “community” feel. Her family has lived in both Fairfield and Gonzales, so she is quite familiar with many parts of the neighbourhood. Anne’s family gave up their vehicle shortly after moving here because it is such an accessible city by bike.  She feels lucky to be in an area that easily allows for  exploration  and enjoyment of nature. Anne feels a need to be involved  in her community so that her kids will grow up knowing a sense of  service and belonging, and because she hopes to contribute to the feeling of home they have in Victoria. Anne has served on the FGCA Board of Directors since 2014 and is active in other community groups as well.


Ferando's....high in the hills above Genoa..last night of culinary adventure May 2008

George Zador

George has lived in Fairfield since 2012, after he retired from 40 years of multifaceted professional engagement in mechanical engineering design, construction project coordination and international sales management in the packaging machinery industry. He has been an active volunteer on many fronts; presently with the Government House where he is also on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Government House Gardens Society. George had served a term on the FGCA Board from 2013-2015 and also chaired the Planning and Zoning Committee. The key assets he would bring to the Board are his ability to think outside the box, be a team player, analytical and solution oriented in any challenging issues.  George is committed to work diligently for the FGCA to maintain its integrity and to advance its position in the community, all within its constitutional framework.


Dave Thompson

David Thompson is a researcher and consultant who has worked for over 20 years in the areas of fiscal and environmental policy, sustainable communities, and organizational development and governance. He has an academic background in law and economics. He has lived in Rockland and James Bay, and is thrilled to have settled with his family and dog in Fairfield Gonzales — where his neighbourhood is full of free-range kids, and people walking in the street say hello to one another.

 


davidDavid Biltek

Committees: Community Association Land Use Committee (chair) planandzone@fairfieldcommunity.ca

 

 

 


Kevin White

Kevin White has worked for the past 25 years as an Independent Education Management Professional, primarily in senior administration in both public and private K-12 schools and associations. Kevin holds three degrees, including a MA in educational technologies, and has led various national and international learning projects and conferences. However; always looking for new challenges and interests – Kevin has recently joined Devon Properties as a Rental Property Manager. Kevin is an active hobbyist and has a passion for the outdoors and sports. He has been involved in a number of community organizations and is a proponent of “paying-it-forward.” Kevin has been in Victoria since 2001, and recently moved to Fairfield with his wife and three children … and is grateful to be part of such a caring and committed community. He hopes to help sustain this culture of “community relationships” with his involvement in the community association.

Scott Davis

Committees: Garden


Alice Albert

Committees: Community Association Land Use Committee


Alexandra Ages


Bryan Rowley


Philip Sawkins


chris colemanChris Coleman ~ City of Victoria Councillor

Neighbourhood Liaison for Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (January 2015 to December 31, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

“Our community members take their responsibilities seriously, but with realistic expectations and enormous good humour. It is a pleasure to work in such an environment.” – former board member