Nanaimo city councillor Gord Fuller will take a seat at the Regional District of Nanaimo board table. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

City councillor Gord Fuller fills vacant seat on RDN board

Gord Fuller will replace Wendy Pratt on the RDN board until council formally appoints a new director

Nanaimo city councillor Gord Fuller will take a seat at the Regional District of Nanaimo board table.

The City of Nanaimo announced today that Fuller, an alternate director, has automatically been appointed to replace Coun. Wendy Pratt, until council formally appoints a new director. Pratt, who had sat on the RDN board, resigned from Nanaimo council this month.

A city statement says the decision is pursuant to the Local Government Act.

New appointments to the RDN board of directors happens annually, from October to early November, and council will consider this timing given the pending byelection, a city statement says.

The RDN was notified of the development April 12.