Serving his fourth term on City Council, Doug has a background of over forty-five years experience as a social work and community justice professional, working in the non-profit sector and with the provincial government as a probation officer, consultant and manager at the regional and provincial level. He has a Master’s degree in Human and Social Development and his contributions to public safety and community justice were acknowledged when he was awarded the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal in 2003 and again in 2015. Doug recently retired from full employment but remains motivated by a commitment to public service and a deep love for our community.
Doug is an active community member who plays competitive soccer, sings in a community choir and enjoys alpine hiking. His history in the Comox Valley includes 12 years coaching youth soccer, co-founding the Transition and Social Planning Societies, and serving on Parent Advisory Councils and numerous boards like World Community and the Justice Centre, where he continues to volunteer as a facilitator.
Doug is married to Shelagh Wallace and together they have four adult children and three grandchildren.