Capital Regional District Appoints Senior Manager of Environmental Partnerships Division to help Build a Sustainable Region

Mar 15, 2010

Victoria, BC - Larisa Hutcheson, Acting General Manager of the CRD Environmental Sustainability department is pleased to announce the appointment of John Balogh as the Senior Manager of the newly formed Environmental Partnerships division, effective March 15, 2010.

“With a significant background in developing and managing collaborative partnerships, John Balogh brings a varied and unique set of skills and experiences to the CRD, “ Larisa Hutcheson stated. “I am confident that John’s expertise will be instrumental in directing the new Environmental Partnerships division in order to create a more liveable and sustainable region.” 

Prior to taking on the Senior Manager role with the CRD, John Balogh was on secondment as a Special Advisor on Intergovernmental Relations and Corporate Development to the CRD, where he enhanced relationships with local government, community and Aboriginal partners. Before working with the CRD, John Balogh was the Executive Director of the Executive Director of the Negotiations Division at the Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

“The CRD is delighted that John Balogh is joining our senior management team,” said Board Chair Geoff Young, “John’s strategic experience at the provincial government will be a valuable addition to the CRD.”

Creating a sustainable region has been a cornerstone of many CRD accomplishments over the years. In 2009, the CRD Board identified that creating a sustainable region was at the crux of the CRD’s vision and chose to pursue this as the core of future service delivery. To support this initiative, the CRD conducted an internal service delivery review to better equip the CRD to offer sustainability focused programs and policy. The service delivery review resulted in the creation of the new Environmental Sustainability Department, within which Environmental Partnerships will focus on environmental education, outreach and regulatory needs in the region. The new structure will enhance the CRD’s ability to protect the environment, manage waste sustainably, conserve water and address climate change.

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For more information, please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3308 | Cell: 250.216.4427