Biography

Mark Sager

Mark is the founding member of the law firm Sager Legal Advisors LLP and former Mayor of West Vancouver. He is heavily involved in the community and the arts and is a proud supporter of the Kay Meek Centre as well as a founder of the Harmony Arts Festival. He enjoys diversity in his work and investments and, while remaining active in his law practice, he also works with several land use projects. He loves starting the day working out at Crossfit Lions in North Vancouver, and encourages all his friends to join him. Mark is currently also President of the Silva Bay Resort and Marina, Oriana Yacht Charters and co-owner of the Community Spirits Liquor Store in Horseshoe Bay. He is extremely passionate about our Coast and the yachting industry. He also serves as the President of the Ambleside Centre Strata Corporation,  Director of the Bear Creek Strata Corporation in Whistler and a Director of the Puamana Homeowners Association in Maui.

Formerly Mark has been:

  • Mayor of West Vancouver
  • Chair of the West Vancouver Police Board
  • Vice-Chair of Metro Vancouver
  • Law Clerk – British Columbia Court of Appeal
  • Councillor of the District of West Vancouver
  • Chair, British Columbia Commission on School District Administration
  • Chair and Trustee for the Board of School Trustees, School District 45

Education

  • Law Degree, University of British Columbia, called to the BC Bar in 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of British Columbia
  • Universite’ du Provence, France
  • University of Hawaii

Other Recognitions & Qualifications

  • Named “Citizen of the Year” by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
  • Pilot License – endorsed for single and multi-engine land and sea airplanes and IFR rated
  • CMD, Cellar Masters Diploma – International Wine Academy

Association Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the British Columbia Mediation Roster Society

Languages Spoken

  • English and French

Interests & Other Activities

  • Crossfit, skiing, snowboarding, aircraft & paragliding pilot, sailing, windsurfing, biking, golf
  • Winner – Andreas Schueller Memorial Trophy (Victoria to Maui Yacht Race – Best Navigator)
  • North Shore News Contributing Writer
  • Diplomatic guest of the U.S. Congress (Young World Leaders)
  • Diplomatic guest of the Government of China

Other Associations

  • Member, West Vancouver Yacht Club
  • Member, Capilano Golf and Country Club

Former Associations & Committees

  • Director, Opera Ventures, New York
  • Director Fans (Funds for the Arts North Shore)
  • Chair, North Shore Mayor’s Golf Tournament
  • National Chair, Kokanee Glacier Alpine Campaign
  • Chair, Greater Vancouver Regional District Budget and Administration Committee
  • Board Member, Sechelt Innovations Ltd.
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Strategic Planning Committee
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Sewerage and Drainage Committee
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Mayors Committee
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Water Committee
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Finance & Government Relations
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Development Services Committee
  • President, Greater Vancouver Housing Corporation
  • Chair, Greater Vancouver Regional District Management and Audit Committee
  • U.B.C. Gale Cup Moot Team (Law School’s National Team)
  • Member, Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Member, Municipal Advisory Planning Commission
  • Vice President, Metro B.C. School Trustees Association
  • Vice President, West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, British Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair, Community Day Committee
  • President, Lions Gate Medical Research Foundation
  • Member, Volunteer Action Board
  • President, Dundarave Merchants Association
  • Honourary Member, Eagle Harbour Yacht Club
  • Honourary Member, Hollyburn Country Club
  • Honourary Chair and Past President, Anna Wyman Dance Company
  • Honourary President, West Vancouver Division, Boy Scouts of Canada
  • Honourary Member, Sixth Field Engineer Squadron

Contact Mark

Phone: (604) 913-9888
Email: mark@sagerllp.com

 

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