The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Board of Directors is comprised of 10 directors representing, respectively, three electoral areas and three member municipalities.
Back row: Ken Grant, Wendy Morin, Jesse Ketler, Edwin Grieve, Doug Hillian, Daniel Arbour, Maureen Swift
Front row: Arzeena Hamir, Will Cole-Hamilton, Melanie McCollum
Board Vote Structure
The number of board votes for each municipality or electoral area is determined by population, letters patent and the Local Government Act. For every 1,500 persons or portion thereof, that electoral area is allowed one vote.
When an electoral area has more than one director, the allowable number of votes must be divided amongst its directors as evenly as possible. The results of these calculations can be seen on the following chart.
Voting Strength for Regional Districts – Populations certified by the Minister of Community and Rural Development under section 783(3) of the Local Government Act, effective November 1, 2017.
For the purposes of the Black Creek / Oyster Bay water and fire services, board membership expands to include the director for Oyster Bay – Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D). For the purposes of the Regional Solid Waste Service, board membership expands to include all Strathcona Regional District directors. Voting strengths in these instances are consistent with the strengths as determined by the Minister of Community and Rural Development as noted above.
Comox Valley Regional District Population 66,527 (2016 Census)
No. of Directors
Town of Comox
City of Courtenay
Village of Cumberland
Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands (Electoral Area A)
Lazo North (Electoral Area B)
Puntledge – Black Creek