Mayor Andy Adams turned to the public in choosing his appointees to the new Strathcona Regional District Board.
Adams announced at Tuesday’s inaugural council meeting that the appointments were decided by popularity.
“For 2015, I’m recommending that the appointments to the Strathcona Regional District be decided by the voters,” Adams said. “As such, in addition to myself, the top four council candidates, being councillor (Charlie) Cornfield, (Michele) Babchuk, (Larry) Samson and (Ron) Kerr are to be considered and councillors (Marlene) Wright and (Colleen) Evans will serve as alternate directors.”
Adams used the same method to elect Campbell River council representatives to the Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital Board and the Comox Strathcona Regional Solid Waste Board. That means Adams, Cornfield, Babchuk, Samson, and Kerr will all sit on three different boards in addition to city council.
Wright was chosen as the alternate to the hospital board while Evans was appointed as the alternate to the solid waste board.
Kerr was selected to represent Campbell River council on the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board.
Council unanimously approved all of Adams’ council appointments during Tuesday’s inaugural meeting at the Community Centre.