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If you are not in the area, please avoid visiting Sayward at this time.  Currently there are no critical infrastructure or residential homes impacted or at risk. Fire is believed to be human-caused.

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Board & Committees

Board & Committees

Committee members are appointed by the Board and serve a one-year fixed term. In some committees there is a limit to the number of terms that a member may serve.

The Regional Board meets on a semi-monthly basis to consider a wide variety of matters within its mandate. The Regional Board may establish committees and commissions to assist with any aspect of administering or operating the services that it provides.

Committees and commissions currently in place include:

  • Committee of the Whole
  • Electoral Areas Services Committee
  • Municipal Services Committee
  • First Nations Relations Committee
  • Strathcona Gardens Commission

These committees normally meet once a month to consider matters that have been referred to them and to make recommendations back to the Regional Board.

Agendas and minutes for these committees are public, and anyone is welcome to attend meetings. You can search the minutes from past meetings and view upcoming agendas on the Agenda and Minutes page.

2023 Board & Committee Elections

The following was passed at the Inaugural Board & Committee meetings:

  • Regional Board
    Chair – Director Baker
    Vice Chair – Director Kerr
  • Electoral Area Services Committee
    Chair – Director Whalley
    Vice Chair – Director Vonesch
  • Strathcona Gardens Commission
    Chair – Commissioner Sinnott
    Vice Chair – Commissioner Rice
  • First Nations Relations Committee
    Chair – TBA
    Vice Chair – Director Davis


  • Municipal Services Committee
    Chair –
    Vice Chair –

Strathcona Accessibility and Inclusion Advisory Committee

In partnership with its member municipalities (City of Campbell River, Village of Gold River, Village of Sayward, Village of Tahsis, and Village of Zeballos), Vancouver Island Regional Library, School Districts, and other public sector organizations in the region, the SRD is creating a joint regional accessibility committee to help improve accessibility and inclusion in the Strathcona region.  Learn More >