Board of Directors

The WBRA Board of Directors are elected at our Annual General Meeting in December. All directors serve as volunteers and contribute a wide variety of skills and experiences to the operations of the Society.

Rozlynne Mitchell

Chair

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Rozlynne Mitchell has served on the WBRA Board since 2018 and has been an active member of the Society since 2016. She is a retired member of the B.C. civil service, with a MBA and over 30 years of experience working directly with senior government decision makers and elected officials, local governments, First Nations communities and the private sector. She's had the privilege of chairing and participating on a number of province-wide and community-based boards and committees.

Rozlynne is passionate about all things Esquimalt. In the 1990s and early 2000s Rozlynne lived in Esquimalt and was an active member of the community.  Returning to Esquimalt in 2015 she purchased a little wartime house on Dunsmuir Rd. that she now calls home. 

Amy Higginbotham

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Amy Higginbotham has lived in the West Bay neighbourhood for over fifteen years with her husband, Adam and two children.  She currently works for the provincial government and enjoys spending her free time running, biking and dining in and around Esquimalt.

Vice Chair

Carole Witter

Past Chair

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Carole Witter is proud to call Esquimalt home, and she loves her West Bay neighbourhood. She and her husband Jim started their family business in West Bay in 1985, and became residents in 2004. Carole is a long-term community volunteer, and served as President of the West Bay Residents Association for eight years.

Kate Shepherd

Secretary / Treasurer

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Kate Shepherd joined the WBRA as its secretary in December, 2018, and has been a West Bay resident since 2017. Born and raised in Victoria, she has a background in journalism and currently works in the city's tech sector, specializing in content strategy and communications.

Colin MacLock

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Colin has been a resident homeowner in West Bay since 1993. He joined WBRA in 1999, and has served as President, Vice President and Treasurer. He remains a staunch advocate for appropriate quality development in his West Bay community. A professional artist, Colin was a Co-Founder of the Esquimalt Lantern Festival, President of the Work Point Arts Project which attempted to establish a Regional Visual Arts Centre and Military Museum at Work Point Barracks, and was involved in the creation of the Public Arts Policy for Esquimalt. He served on Esquimalt’s Heritage Advisory Committee and helped in creating the “History of Esquimalt” in Esquimalt’s Heritage Policy as well as contributing to the addition of the Guard House to the existing heritage building roster.

Hilary Strang

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Hilary has lived happily in the neighbourhood since 2016. She moved from Vancouver where she was fortunate to raise her family in co-op housing while practicing a long career in the Arts sector. Inspired by Art and motherhood, Hilary is a member of the eco-justice movement. She now works for the Indigenous led crown corporation First Peoples' Cultural Council.

Please direct all communications to the Board to WestBayResidentsAssoc@shaw.ca.