Gaetz gets fourth term to lead FVRD

"I am energized by the accomplishments the FVRD has achieved over the past few years," said Sharon Gaetz.

Sharon Gaetz was given the nod at the end of 2014 for a fourth term as chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Sharon Gaetz was given the nod for a fourth term as chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District.

“I am energized by the accomplishments the FVRD has achieved over the past few years, and will continue to push forward with our regional interests to the province,” said Gaetz in a release.

She was re-appointed in unanimous vote at the inaugural FVRD meeting last Wednesday.

As FVRD chair Gaetz will be joined by Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Rose in the role again as vice chair, and Abbotsford Mayor Henri Braun, and Chilliwack Coun. Jason Lum as chair and acting chair of the Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District Board.

Gaetz has led the charge in trying to protect the regional airshed in opposing the Waste-to-Energy plan.

“We are thrilled with the progress made in protecting our airshed, and look forward to working with Metro Vancouver to find positive, green alternatives to their plans to build a garbage incinerator,” she said.

Governed by a 23-member board, the FVRD serves to build prosperous, sustainable communities across the valley, with than 100 local, regional and subregional services provided to more than 280,000 residents in six municipalities and eight electoral areas.

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