Capital Regional District Board Announces 2013 Chair

Dec 12, 2012

Victoria, BC – Kelly Daniels, Chief Administrative Officer of the Capital Regional District (CRD), is pleased to announce the 2013 Board Chair, Vice Chair and Board of Directors.

District of Central Saanich Mayor Alastair Bryson has been elected as the 2013 CRD Board Chair. Bryson was elected to Council in 2005, re-elected to Council in 2008 and elected as Mayor in 2011. He is a Regional Director on the Peninsula Recreation Commission, Saanich Peninsula Water Commission and Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Committee.

City of Langford Councillor Denise Blackwell has been elected as the 2013 CRD Vice Chair. Blackwell has been a City of Langford Councillor since incorporation in 1992 and is the Chair of the Planning and Zoning and Affordable Housing Committee. She previously served as CRD Board Chair 2006 – 2008.

In 2013, the total number of CRD Board members has increased to 24 and the total number of votes for the Board has increased from 76 to 81. This results in a one vote increase for Victoria, Colwood, Sooke, Salt Spring Island and Langford. As the City of Langford now has 6 votes, which exceeds the maximum number of 5 allowable votes per Director, a second Langford Director has been appointed: Councillor Lanny Seaton.

Name, Title

Municipality or Electoral Area

Role

Alastair Bryson, Mayor

District of Central Saanich

Chair

Denise Blackwell, Councillor

City of Langford

Vice Chair

Marianne Alto, Councillor

City of Victoria

Director

Judy Brownoff, Councillor

District of Saanich

Director

Susan Brice, Councillor

District of 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

Graham Hill, Mayor

Town of View Royal

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

Lanny Seaton, Councillor

City of Langford

Director

Leif Wergeland, Councillor

District of Saanich

Director

Geoff Young, Councillor

City of Victoria

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:
Cailey Hopkins, Corporate Communications
Capital Regional District
Tel: 250.360.3225
Cell: 250.516.4976