Victoria City Councillor and Acting Mayor of Victoria
First elected in a by-election in 2010, Marianne Alto is a small businesswoman and facilitator who has been active in the community for over two decades.
Marianne Alto is a facilitator by trade, active in her community for 25+ years. With university degrees in law and science, she was Coordinator of Victoria’s only women’s centre, senior analyst in the BC Premier’s office, and remains principal in Azimuth Research and Consulting, a firm specializing in organizational change, strategic planning, project management and community development.
An active feminist and activist legislator first elected to Victoria City Council in 2010, and to the Capital Regional District from 2011-2018, she vigorously advocates for equality, inclusion and fairness for people affected by stigma, stereotype and oppression. Marianne’s current work includes portfolios in Reconciliation and Indigenous Relations, harm reduction, arts and culture, transgender inclusion, social enterprise, alternative and affordable housing (including a special interest in tiny homes), neighbourhood re-imagination, and
poverty reduction, among others.