2010 Capital Regional District Board Chair Announced

Dec 02, 2009

Victoria, BC – Kelly Daniels, Chief Administrative Officer of the CRD, is pleased to announce the 2010 Board Chair.

Victoria Councillor Geoff Young has been reelected the 2010 CRD Board Chair for a second consecutive year. Young has served on Victoria Council since 2005, and previously, and was CRD Board Chair 1997-1999 and 2009. He has also served on several local boards and commissions, including the Greater Victoria Water District Board and on the BC Financial Institution’s Commission. Having earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, Young has worked as an economics lecturer at UVic and the University of Alberta and as an economic consultant with the BC Ministry of Finance.

View Royal Mayor Graham Hill also returns for a second year as 2010 CRD Vice Chair. First elected in 2002, Hill has held senior positions in computing in the public and private sectors for the last 35 years. Hill has held positions on several charitable and sports organizations in BC. Mayor Hill is also the Capital Regional Hospital District Board Chair.

Name, Title

Municipality/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

Director

Judy Brownoff, Councillor

District of Saanich

Director

Christopher Causton, Mayor

District of Oak Bay

Director

Larry Cross, Mayor

Town of Sidney

Director

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
Cell: 250.216.4427