The Basics: Barbara Desjardins is the Mayor of the Township of Esquimalt. She was first elected to Esquimalt Council in 2005, and was elected as Mayor in 2008.
Background: Desjardins is trained and works as a physiotherapist.
Things You (Really) Should Know: Esquimalt is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It has a population of approximately 18,000 people. It is home to the Pacific fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Fun Fact: Esquimalt Council is 86% women, with six women and one man.