The Comox Valley Regional District was established in February 2008, following the restructuring of the Comox Strathcona Regional District into two areas: the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Strathcona Regional District (SRD). The CVRD includes the municipalities of Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland; as well as Denman and Hornby Islands, Mount Washington and a number of charming rural and coastal communities.
Like other Regional Districts across Canada, the CVRD encourages area stakeholders to partner on various governmental and community initiatives. This avoids costly and unnecessary duplication of services.
The CVRD is just over 1,725 square kilometres and has a population of 65,000(1). The CVRD provides residents with 85 services including: parks, recreation, solid waste management, recycling, fire services, emergency preparedness, transit and economic development. The region’s borders extend from Cook Creek in the south to the Oyster River in the north, west to Strathcona Park and east, encompassing Denman and Hornby Islands.
The CVRD is managed by a board of nine directors. The board of directors is comprised of three electoral area directors and, correlating with the population levels of each of the main municipalities, three directors from The City of Courtenay, two from The Town of Comox, and one from the Village of Cumberland.
Annually, the board elects its chair, who then establishes committees to deal with issues such as land use planning, environmental management and water supply.
Other local offices of government include the Federal Member of Parliament and the Provincial Member of Legislative Assembly offices.
(1) Source: Statistics Canada 2006 Census - rounded to the nearest 1,000.
The Comox Valley Regional District
Edwin Grieve, Puntledge-Black Creek (Area C) – Chair of the Board
Jim Gillis, Lazo North (Area B)
Bruce Jolliffe, Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands (Area A)
The Village of Cumberland
Mayor Leslie Baird
Box 340, 2673 Dunsmuir Avenue
Cumberland BC V0R 1S0
The Town of Comox
Mayor Paul Ives
1809 Beaufort Avenue
Comox BC V9M 1R9
The City of Courtenay
Mayor Larry Jangula
830 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay BC V9N 2J5
Member of Provincial Legislative Assembly
Don McRae MLA, Comox Valley
437 5th Street
Courtenay BC V9N 1J7
Member of Canadian Parliament
John Duncan MP, Vancouver Island North
#104 - 576 England Avenue
Courtenay BC V9N 2N3