It has been an honour to serve as your Mayor for the past 7 years — thank you!

To those who supported the Carol Hamilton re-election effort this past year, thank you so much. I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working for you as a member of Council and mayor 2011 – 2018.

Carol Hamilton mayor of Colwood 2011 to 2018

My platform resonates with our community because it provides strong leadership in reaching out to residents and working with all of Council to better the City of Colwood. I will ensure Council decisions are made for the greater good of our Community and not just to further special interests. There is no “I” in my vision of the that is Colwood City Council. will continue to respectfully work alongside citizens, Council, staff and other parties toward creating a vibrant and financially stable community.

I support the vision of the people through our recently revised Official Community Plan to build a sustainable Colwood including arts & culture, food security and continue my engagement with other levels of government to bring realistic solutions to transportation and housing, to ensure that we truly can Live, Work and Play here in the City of Colwood.

Our future requires economic viability, diversity and sustainability. By re-electing Carol Hamilton for Mayor, we can be successful in our endeavours with careful planning, vision and balance in mind, not just for today, or even the next few years but for decades to come. This includes exploring opportunities to work with other municipalities on ways to increase efficiency and fiscal responsibility in the Capital region.

Achieving our vision of a vibrant, connected and soulful community will take a strong commitment to fiscal responsibility in this time of economic uncertainty. We need to tighten our belts and carefully manage our finances. We can weather this economic downturn if we work together. I believe my past experiences in 38 years of building our family business, raising a family, surviving the economic crisis of the early 80s and overcoming personal family tragedies has strengthened my values.

I will continue to bring my proven business skills, commitment, established leadership and compassion to Council chambers. This election brings a chance to refresh our vision and a new opportunity to work together toward a future of sustainability for all of us.

Read and download Carol Hamilton’s 2018 Election Brochure.