VIRL's chair of the Board of Trustees Barry Avis, left, with David Carson, Divisional Manager of Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives - Administration, at the open house.

Qualicum Beach councillor re-elected as VIRL board chair

Barry Avis has been a member of the Vancouver Island library board since 2015

  • Feb. 14, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Qualicum Beach Coun. Barry Avis has been re-elected chair of the Vancouver Island Regional Library board.

Avis, who represents the Town of Qualicum Beach, has been a member of the VIRL board since 2015, as well as having served previously as a member of the board and executive committee.

Steve Arnett, from the Town of Ladysmith, was elected as vice-chair.

The following nine members were elected to serve on the library board’s executive committee: Gordon Waterman, Village of Gold River; Howard Houle, Regional District of Nanaimo; Brenda Leigh, Strathcona Regional District; Ron Kerr, City of Campbell River; Jay Dixon, Town of Port McNeill; Diane Brennan, City of Nanaimo; Jason Thompson, Village of Masset; Manno Theos, City of Courtenay; Fred Robertson, District of Port Hardy.

Newly appointed members to the board this year include Peter Wainright, Town of Sidney; John Coulson, Town of Lantzville; Cathy Thicke, Village of Tofino and Tom Walker, Municipality of North Cowichan.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library, which is comprised of elected representatives from 28-member municipalities and 10 regional districts, administers a budget of more than $36 million.

For more information about the 2018 board of trustees, including elected officers, visit us at virl.bc.ca/about-us/library-board.

— NEWS Staff

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