Fred Pattje is a retired councillor of the City of Nanaimo. As a councillor, he chaired committees on public safety, city planning, arts and culture, and parks and recreation. He was also an alternate director of the Regional District of Nanaimo. Pattje previously worked for Canadian airlines in various positions including marketing and sales.
Active in his community, Pattje is a member of the board of the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. He is also a founding Ministry of Health member of the Departure Bay Neighbourhood Association. Pattje studied arts and sciences at McMaster University.