Nils Jensen has served Oak Bay for nearly two decades as a Councillor and Mayor.
After earning three degrees from universities in Canada and the United Kingdom, Nils devoted his life to public service––as a Crown prosecutor and a municipal leader, a law professor, scout leader and Little League coach.
As chair of the Regional Water Supply Commission, Nils championed far-sighted infrastructure renewal initiatives, providing cleaner drinking water through UV treatment and ensuring drought preparedness by expanding the reservoir.
Nils initiated Oak Bay’s Climate Change Task Force, leading to significant reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions.
After 15 years of service as a Councillor, Nils Jensen was elected Mayor of Oak Bay in 2011.
As Mayor, he has fostered a spirit of cooperation on Council and built partnerships within the community, steering a multi-million dollar project to replace Oak Bay High School and create a new Neighbourhood Learning Centre, and guiding Oak Bay’s first Official Community Plan of the 21st century to unanimous adoption by Council.
Nils lives in Oak Bay with his wife of 30 years, Jean, a Montessori teacher.