Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board and staff would like to express their sincere condolences on the passing of Nils Jensen. Nils passed away on Sunday, April 7 after a short battle with cancer.
“Nils was a leader in his community of Oak Bay as well as for our region,” said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant. “During his extensive career in the public service, he always enjoyed the interactions he had with people and making personal connections with so many. He will be truly missed.”
Nils served on the CRD Board as Mayor of Oak Bay for two terms from 2011-2018 and was elected Board Chair in 2014. He served on a number of CRD Standing Committees during his terms with the CRD Board, including as Chair of Finance Committee, Planning and Protective Services, and Environmental Services. He also served terms as the CRD appointee to the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and the Municipal Finance Authority. During his time as Chair of the CRD Board from 2014-2015, he was a champion for advancing the Wastewater Treatment Project.
Prior to being elected mayor, Nils served on the Regional Water Supply Commission from 1997-2011. As Commission Chair, he played a key role in 2002 to raise the Sooke Lake dam by six metres, doubling the size of the reservoir storage. During his later years on the Commission in 2007 and 2010, the CRD made a significant investment in purchasing the Leech Water Supply Area to protect and ensure future drinking water supply for Greater Victoria.
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
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