Campbell River, B.C. – The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board of Directors held its inaugural meeting today with a combination of in-person and virtual attendance where they elected a Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2021/2022 year by acclamation.
Returning as Chair for another one-year term is Director Brad Unger, Mayor of Gold River. This will be Director Unger’s second term as Chair of the Strathcona Regional District. As Chair of the SRD, it is his responsibility to act as the Chief Executive Officer for the Regional District including the management of monthly meetings of the SRD Board. “I am appreciative to the Board for the confidence that they have placed in me as it is an honour to be elected by my colleagues to lead the SRD Board,” said Unger. “I look forward to advancing our strategic initiatives and raising the profile of this organization within our region.”
Director Claire Moglove, Campbell River City Councillor is also returning for a second term as Vice Chair. The role of the Vice-Chair is to assist the Chair in fulfilling his duties and to exercise the powers of the Chair during the Chair’s absence, illness or other disability. “I see my role as hopefully being a sounding board to the Chair if issues arise and to work collaboratively with the Chair and our CAO to move and advance the Board’s strategic priorities,” said Moglove. “I’m a big advocate of good governance and look forward to helping in that regard as well.”
The SRD has a Board of 14 directors comprising a treaty First Nations director; four electoral area directors who are elected directly by rural area voters and serve four-year terms, and nine municipal directors who are first elected to a municipal council by municipal voters and are then appointed by council to the Regional District Board for a maximum term of four years at discretion of their councils.
Provincial legislation requires regional districts to annually elect a Chair and a Vice-Chair at the first meeting of the Board after November 1st. For more information about the Strathcona Regional District’s Board of Directors, please visit www.srd.ca/board-of-directors.
David Leitch, SRD Chief Administrative Officer | 250-830-6703 | email@example.com