Dr. Robert Sawatzky retired as Mayor of the City of Vernon in 2014. Previously, he was a Physician in Family Practice in Vernon, B.C. between 1990 and 2011. Active in his community, Dr. Sawatzky is President of the Vernon Senior Curling Club, a member of Restorative Justice Society of North Okanagan, and is a Director for Turning Points Collaborative (formally John Howard Society). Previously, he has been President of Ribbons of Green Trails Society, Boy Scouts in Dalhousie and was a member of the Dalhousie Rotary Club. Dr. Sawatzky holds a Medical Degree from the University of Saskatchewan with Distinction.