Capital Regional District Board Announces 2012 Chair

Dec 14, 2011

Victoria, BC – Kelly Daniels, Chief Administrative Officer of the CRD, is pleased to announce the 2012 Board Chair, Vice Chair and Board of Directors.

Victoria Councillor Geoff Young has been re-elected as the 2012 CRD Board Chair for a fourth consecutive year. Young has served on Victoria Council since 2005, as well as from 1983 – 1999. He previously served as CRD Board Chair 1997 – 1999 and 2009 – 2011.

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 the University of Victoria 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 fourth year as 2012 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.

Name, Title

Municipality or Electoral Area

Role

Geoff Young, Councillor

City of Victoria

Chair

Graham Hill, Mayor

Town of View Royal

Vice Chair

Marianne Alto, Councillor

City of Victoria

Director

Denise Blackwell, Councillor

District of Langford

Director

Susan Brice, Councillor

District of Saanich

Director

Judy Brownoff, Councillor

District of Saanich

Director

Alastair Bryson, Mayor

District of Central Saanich

Director

Larry Cross, Mayor

Town of Sidney

Director

Ted Daly, Councillor

District of North Saanich

Director

Vic Derman, Councillor

District of Saanich

Director

Barbara Desjardins, Mayor

District of Esquimalt

Director

Dean Fortin, Mayor

City of Victoria

Director

Carol Hamilton, Mayor

City of Colwood

Director

Mike Hicks, Director

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area

Director

David Howe, Electoral Area Director

Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area

Director

Ben Isitt, Councillor

City of Victoria

Director

Nils Jensen, Mayor

District of Oak Bay

Director

Frank Leonard, Mayor

District of Saanich

Director

Wayne McIntyre, Electoral Area Director

Salt Spring Island Electoral Area

Director

Jane Mendum, Mayor

District of Highlands

Director

Wendal Milne, Mayor

District of Sooke

Director

John Ranns, Mayor

District of Metchosin

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:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Capital Regional District
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492