Sr. Local Government Specialist
MA Public Administration
BA English Literature
Silas has 20 years of experience in government as a mayor, school board chair, municipal councillor, regional district director, housing/homelessness consultant, and vice-chair of one of the largest public sector employers’ associations in British Columbia, as well as 25+ years of experience as a top communications professional in Canadian book publishing. He has high-level leadership experience in governance, intergovernmental relations, public sector collective bargaining, public policy, strategic planning, public engagement, and government and media relations. He holds a master's degree in public administration through the University of Victoria. After receiving IAP2 training in Foundations, Planning and Techniques for Effective Public Participation in 2017, he joined the consulting firm Impact Resolutions, specializing in Indigenous and community engagement.