Dale Wall appointed Deputy Minister of Community Services



VICTORIA: Dale Wall was appointed Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Community Services and Minister Responsible for Seniors’ and Women’s Issues on January 2, 2008.

Gaining groiund announcement - dale wall, deputy ministerDale Wall has been with the Province for over 25 years.  Prior to his current appointment he was Assistant Deputy Minister, Local Government Department.  He also worked for the Ministry of Finance, Cabinet Planning Secretariat and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, now the Ministry of Community Services. 

He has been involved in a number of significant public policy projects including:  the development of the variable tax rate system; legislation governing the assessment and taxation of major industrial property; forest land reserve legislation, negotiations with the federal government on the New Deal; Growth Strategies; and the creation of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority.

Dale is a graduate of the University of Victoria (Master in Public Administration) and Simon Fraser University (BA – Geography/History).


Connection to Green Infrastructure Partnership

Dale Wall is a founding member of the Green Infrastructure Partnership. When asked if he would be able to continue to serving on the Steering Commitee, his response was: “Absolutely. The Green Infrastructure Partnership has achieved a great deal over the past four years, and can take credit for spurring innovation in the BC engineering community.  Now, there are parallel programs such as Local Motion and the Gas Tax Agreement that recast the opportunity to make the every day investments that will lead us to the right place.”

“The strength of the Green Infrastructure Partnership llies in its engineering infrastructure foundation, with the Showcasing Innovation Series proving powerful in getting the images right and seeing them on the ground. It is when we deal with engineering and planning issues together – telling the whole story of how to overcome BOTH engineering and planning hurdles – that we cut across other disciplines,” added Dale Wall.

The Gaining Ground Sustainable Urban Development Leadership Summit in Victoria was the venue for an announcement in May 2008 by Dale Wall, on behalf of the Inter-Governmental Partnership, regarding the launch of the “new Water Balance Model” a web-based decision support tool for rainwater management and green infrastructure.


Posted June 2008