Councillor Mervyn Lougher-Goodey
This is Mervyn Lougher-Goodey’s third term on Sidney Council having first been elected in 2009. Mervyn feels it is an honour to be one of Sidney’s representatives and particularly enjoys assisting and advising members of the community. He brings a balanced and knowledgeable presence to Council and always has the common good of the community at the forefront in the decision making process.
Mervyn was born in England and raised in Ireland where his formative education took place. After moving to Victoria, he attended St Michaels and Victoria High School. He graduated from The Royal Military College, Kingston in 1964 with an engineering degree in Civil Engineering and went on to a rewarding career in the Canadian Forces in command and senior infrastructure managerial positions. Upon retirement, Mervyn became involved in the local community in Ottawa serving on the Heritage Commission and assisting the Humane Society.
Mervyn is married to Connie and they have two adult children. A rate payer in Sidney since 1991 and a resident since 1998, Mervyn has been involved in the community through many diverse activities including as a founding Executive Board member on the Saanich Peninsula Health Association; over fourteen years as a volunteer with Beacon Community Services; Vice Chair of the Victoria Airport Authority; Chair of the Sidney Environmental and Heritage Advisory Committee and Chair of the CRD Water Advisory Committee.