Victoria, BC – Kelly Daniels, Chief Administrative Officer of the CRD, is pleased to announce the 2009 Board Chair, Vice Chair and Board of Directors.
Victoria Councillor Geoff Young has been elected the new CRD Board Chair. Young has served on Victoria Council since 2005, and previously, and was CRD Board Chair 1997-1999. He has also served on several local boards and commissions, including the Greater Victoria Water District Board and on the BC Financial Institutions Commission. Having earned a Ph.D in economics from Harvard, Young has taught economics at the University of Alberta and worked as an economist with the BC Ministry of Finance.
Joining the CRD as Vice Chair is View Royal Mayor Graham Hill. First elected in 2002, Hill has held senior positions in computing in the public and private sectors for the last 35 years. Today, Hill was also elected Chair of the Capital Regional Hospital District Board, and has held positions on several charitable and sports organizations in BC.
|Name, Title ||Municipality or Electoral Area ||Role |
|Geoff Young, Councillor ||City of Victoria ||Chair |
|Graham Hill, Mayor ||Town of View Royal || |
|Denise Blackwell, Councillor ||District of Langford ||Director |
|Susan Brice, Councillor ||District of Saanich || |
|Judy Brownoff, Councillor ||District of Saanich ||Director |
|Christopher Causton, Mayor ||District of Oak Bay ||Director |
|Larry Cross, Mayor ||Town of Sidney || |
|Vic Derman, Councillor ||District of Saanich ||Director |
|Barbara Dejardins, Mayor ||District of Esquimalt ||Director |
|Janet Evans, Mayor ||District of Sooke ||Director |
|Alice Finall, Mayor ||District of North Saanich ||Director |
|Dean Fortin, Mayor ||City of Victoria ||Director |
|Ken Hancock, Director ||Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area ||Director |
|Garth Hendren, Director ||Salt Spring Island Electoral Area ||Director |
|Mike Hicks, Director ||Juan de Fuca Electoral Area ||Director |
|Frank Leonard, Mayor ||District of Saanich ||Director |
|Philippe Lucas, Councillor ||City of Victoria ||Director |
|Jack Mar, Mayor ||District of Central Saanich ||Director |
|Jane Mendum, Mayor ||District of Highlands ||Director |
|John Ranns, Mayor ||District of Metchosin ||Director |
|David Saunders, Mayor ||City of Colwood ||Director |
|Charlayne Thornton-Joe, Councillor ||City of Victoria ||Director |
|Leif Wergeland, Councillor ||District of Saanich ||Director |
The CRD is comprised of 13 municipalities and three electoral areas; under the local government act, the CRD provides regional governance and services for the entire Capital Region. Representation on the CRD Board balances varying population bases with community interests. Each local government receives one vote for every 5000 population and receives one director for every 25,000 population.
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For further information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
Corporate Communications, CRD