The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has a new GM of Community Services.

He is Doug DeMarzo.

DeMarzo will oversee the parks, recreation, fire protection, emergency management divisions.

The CVRD also said he “will be key in ensuring an integrated approach aligning to the CVRD’s key strategic priorities.”

DeMarzo has 10 years experience leading teams in both Victoria and at the CVRD in the parks and community services setting. 

Since 2014 he has been managing the district’s parks system and promoting environmental protection and outdoor recreation within the region. 

DeMarzo said he looks forward to continuing to work closely with volunteer groups, organizations, and residents.

The district’s CEO Russell Dyson said DeMarzo has been acting within the role since last spring and demonstrated excellent leadership and strategic value.

“We are excited to see Doug within this role and the new ideas he will bring to the organization.”