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Important Information

Please visit our 2018 Local General Elections section on this website for information, links, resources and more to help prepare you for the upcoming local government general elections, School District 72 Board elections, the Cortes Island Community Hall Service, and Cortes Island First Responder Service Referendums.

Mission, Core Values, Vision

We are committed, collaborative, and community-led.

Our Mission

To provide the citizens with a healthy environment and social well-being that leads to a vibrant quality of life through responsible economic development and effective delivery of services.

Core Values

In fulfilling our Mission, we are guided at all levels by the Core Values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Effectiveness and Accountability as defined by these principles:

  • We work as a committed team in a spirit of collaboration and community.
  • We are caring and respectful in all our interactions and relationships.
  • We are open and honest. We adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • We deliver effective public service through professionalism and creativity.
  • We are accountable to our constituents and to the region as a whole.

Vision Goals

People, fish and wildlife thrive in a healthy environment.

  • Residents and businesses are supported by a diverse and resilient economy.
  • High quality health and social care is available regionally.
  • The region is a world-class tourism destination, leveraging our unique ecological, historical and cultural assets.
  • Affordable quality services are delivered in a fiscally responsible way.
  • The District is a leader in regional governance, with diverse jurisdictions including First Nations, working together cohesively and collaboratively.