2009 Capital Regional District Chair, Vice Chair and Board Announced

Dec 10, 2008

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

Vice Chair

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
Tel: 250.360.3308