Fred Haynes

Mayor of Saanich, British Columbia

Mayor Fred Haynes was born in England and is a community volunteer, past chair of SCAN, Saanich Legacy Foundation, the Prospect Lake Community Association. He is currently a director on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission. His professions include being a professional publisher, entrepreneur, educator, and he holds a Ph.D. in medical research.

His varied life achievements include holding an eighth-degree black belt, the highest rank in North America, in the Japanese martial art of Yoshinkan aikido.

As the Mayor of Saanich, he is committed to and will continue to work on improving the environment and green space; protecting urban green space; addressing solutions to the housing crisis; taking safety action on priority roads; supporting local businesses and expanding the commercial tax base; and working with Council, staff, and residents on budget processes to ensure services are cost-effective.

He describes himself as an avid walker, dog owner, and e-bike enthusiast. Mayor Haynes is married to Cathy and together they have three adult sons.