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Who will serve on the Capital Regional District’s board of directors now that the election is over?

In short, the list hasn't been finalized yet

By Shannon Waters
October 19, 2022
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Who will serve on the Capital Regional District’s board of directors now that the election is over?

In short, the list hasn't been finalized yet

By Shannon Waters
Oct 19, 2022
Photo: James MacDonald / Capital Daily
Photo: James MacDonald / Capital Daily
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Who will serve on the Capital Regional District’s board of directors now that the election is over?

In short, the list hasn't been finalized yet

By Shannon Waters
October 19, 2022
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Who will serve on the Capital Regional District’s board of directors now that the election is over?
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Seats on the Capital Regional District’s board of directors are part of the municipal election, but because of quirks in the way they’re elected, the full complement of 24 directors has yet to be chosen.

The three electoral areas within the CRD—Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, and the Southern Gulf Islands—directly elect one person to represent them. The 11 Greater Victoria municipalities typically have their mayor serve as CRD board representative, with any remaining seats filled by council members with the highest share of the vote during the election. Municipalities are allotted one position on the board for every 25,000 residents.

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Only Victoria and Saanich put CRD director roles on the ballot—and the results are not binding. Saanich describes its ballot option as “an informal poll on the ballot to provide guidance” to council when it comes to appointing its five seats on the CRD board.

This year, Saanich voters recommended the appointment of four incumbent councillors—Susan Brice, Colin Plant, Zac de Vries, and Judy Brownoff—to the CRD board, along with mayor-elect Dean Murdock. Plant previously served as the CRD chair and Brice also represented the district prior to the election.

Victoria’s CRD directors will all be new faces. Jeremy Caradonna, Chris Coleman and Dave Thompson received the most votes this election and are likely to be appointed alongside mayor-elect Marianne Alto.

The new councils are expected to finalize their CRD director appointments prior to the board’s first meeting, which is scheduled for Nov. 16.

For the three electoral areas, Gary Holman was re-elected to represent Salt Spring Island, Paul Brent will serve the Southern Gulf Islands electoral area, and Al Wickheim was elected in the Juan de Fuca electoral area. The CRD expects to release the confirmed results of its local elections tomorrow, along with the results of two referenda on the ballot this year.

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