CRD Calls for Applications for Eastside Public Advisory Committee

Feb 18, 2015

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) is inviting applications from members of the public to sit on the Eastside Public Advisory Committee (PAC). The Committee will provide guidance to the Eastside Wastewater and Resource Recovery Select Committee on the public consultation process required to develop a sub-regional wastewater and resource recovery plan for Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria.

“Public consultation is a vital step in the process to find wastewater treatment and resource recovery options that are supported by our communities,” said Lisa Helps, Chair of the Eastside Wastewater and Resource Recovery Select Committee. “This advisory committee will help ensure that residents have the opportunity to be part of a meaningful public consultation process.”

The Eastside Public Advisory Committee will be comprised of 10 individuals selected from the three participating municipalities with representation based on population: one member from Oak Bay, five members from Saanich and four members from Victoria.

Interested members of the public are invited to submit a one-page summary including the following information:

  • Contact information (including name, phone number, email address, municipality of residence and mailing address)
  • Area of expertise
  • Description of previous citizen engagement experience
  • Reason for wishing to serve on the committee
  • Any other information the applicant thinks is relevant

Applications can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:

Eastside Public Advisory Committee
Capital Regional District
625 Fisgard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2S6
Email: eastside@crd.bc.ca
Fax: 250.360.3226

Deadline for applications is March 3, 2015. For a copy of the Terms of Reference please visit:http://www.crd.bc.ca/project/other-projects-initiatives/wastewater-planning/eastside-select-committee

The terms of reference and PAC committee membership selection will be discussed by the CRD Board on March 11, 2015.

The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492