FVRD chair Sharon Gaetz (left) and vice-chair Patricia Ross.

Gaetz re-elected to chair FVRD board

FVRD board retains status quo with re-election of Sharon Gaetz and Patricia Ross to top positions.

Chilliwack mayor Sharon Gaetz has been re-elected as chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District board of directors on Tuesday. Abbotsford city councillor Patricia Ross has been re-elected as vice-chair.

Both Gaetz and Abbotsford mayor Bruce Banman stood for election to the chair seat. Banman, nominated by Mission mayor Ted Adlem, spoke of bringing a “new and fresh” voice to the campaign against Metro Vancouver’s proposed Waste-to-Energy garbage incinerator during his nomination speech, calling the issue “the single biggest battle we have before us.” He said he brought a different leadership style to the table that encouraged people to speak their minds and be heard.

Gaetz stood for re-election after a nomination by Area A director Lloyd Forman. She spoke of 2013 as being a year of success for the FVRD, and of the board working well together and with her.

“I’ve been very vocal in expressing your view and my views to the province,” Gaetz told the directors before the vote.

Ross was acclaimed to her vice-chair seat after Adlem, who was nominated to that position as well, refused to stand for it.

After the results, Ross thanked the board for putting their faith behind Gaetz and herself for another year.

“We are very proud to represent this region and all we have to offer. We’re very proud of the people that sit around this table and all the people we represent.”

Just Posted

Third storm in a week hits Chilliwack

Power knocked out to about 2,600 BC Hydro customers

Chilliwack Chiefs rally falls one short in loss to Langley

The Rivermen jumped out to a 4 goal lead then hung on for a 4-3 win at Prospera Centre.

UPDATED: Gunfire erupts in quiet Langley neighbourhood early this morning

Police have 79A Avenue cordoned off after reports of shots just before 5 a.m.

Search continues near Ashcroft for missing Prince George woman

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Prevailing in the face of adversity

Chilliwack pilot living life to fullest will speak at UFV Oct. 23

VIDEO: Daze of Derby hosts teams from around B.C. and Washington

Reformatted tourney squeezed all the action into a one-day event.

10,000 signatures gained to stop ‘no pets’ rental policy

Pets OK BC said about 1,700 animals were surrendered to the BC SPCA last year due to housing issues

Silver Creek reacts after remains found, man arrested

Neighbours of property where remains were found say man arrested was sweet and polite

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey and a celebrities attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Fundraiser featured Foster, Steven Tyler, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, Laura Bretan, Carly Rae Jepsen

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Most Read