The Regional District of Nanaimo will have both a familiar face and new face heading its board for the next year.
The RDN held what it calls its ‘inaugural’ 2019-2020 board meeting Tuesday night, with Ian Thorpe acclaimed as board chairperson and Vanessa Craig elected as board vice-chairperson.
Thorpe will chair all board meetings and Craig will chair in Thorpe’s absence.
According to a press release, regional districts are provincially mandated to elect chairpeople and vice-chairpeople on an annual basis and Thorpe, a City of Nanaimo director, and Craig, Gabriola Island-area director, were chosen by the RDN’s 19-member board.
Thorpe previously served as chairperson this past year and this will be Craig’s first time serving as vice-chairperson.
Bob Rogers, director for Nanoose Bay, also ran for vice-chairperson, a position he held the previous year.
For information on how to contact members of the RDN board, go to www.rdn.bc.ca/regional-board.