Maja Tait graduated from the Leadership Victoria program in 2006, shortly after relocating with her husband Alex to Sooke. Drawn by the community’s stunning natural setting and unique history and charm, it was a natural fit for the newlyweds.
Maja was raised in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta and has been a dedicated community volunteer since her early childhood with organizations like Girl Guides of Canada, the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, the Craigarroch Castle Museum Society and the Sooke Harbourside Lions Club.
Building on the successes of the Leadership Victoria program, Maja has advanced her career in property management and with strong encouragement from her husband, she was elected to serve Sooke as a municipal councillor in 2008. Maja was re-elected in 2011 and elected as Mayor in 2014.
Maja Tait received the Leadership Victoria Alumni Award in 2015.