Cumberland councillor Jesse Ketler will lead the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board for the upcoming year.
Ketler was elected chair of the board on Tuesday’s inaugural meeting. The board is made up of local elected officials appointed by the respective councils and CVRD representatives from three electoral areas.
Ketler will be joined by Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton as vice chair. The board chair says this year will be about balancing issues with services.
“The CVRD board remains committed to addressing the needs of the Comox Valley,” said Ketler.
“While there are urgent priorities such as affording housing and climate change, I will strive to balance those priorities with the delivery of the CVRD’s core services that so many residents and community members rely on a daily basis.”