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December 11, 2012
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board of directors has acclaimed Edwin Grieve as its chair and Jon Ambler as vice-chair. They will serve in these positions for the next year.
This will be the third term as chair for Grieve, who was acclaimed at the inaugural board meeting today. The chair, along with the other nine directors, oversees the activities and services that the regional district delivers to its nearly 64,000 residents.
“We are all in the same canoe and may as well be paddling in the same direction, because what affects one of us affects us all,” said Grieve. “Our future requires a collaboration. I encourage discussion – even passionate discussion -- but always with decorum. We have a good team and we can cover good distance. Whether it's a new deep water intake, a new hospital, environmental protection, managed growth -- we just need to work together and we can accomplish so much.”
Directors serve for a three-year term, and the directors elect the chair and vice-chair position each year. Municipal mayors and councillors appoint directors from their areas to sit on the CVRD board, and the elected representatives from the electoral areas make up the other CVRD board members. Grieve represents Puntledge-Black Creek (Area ‘C') as director, and Ambler is a councillor from the City of Courtenay.
The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
Leigh Carter, general manager, public affairs & information systems branch
Comox Valley Regional District