Cultus Lake Park Board has a new commissioner, Kirk Dzaman. (GoogleMaps)

Kirk Dzaman appointed Cultus Lake Park Board commissioner

It fills void left by Joe Lamb, who was appointed chief administrative officer of CLPB on June 17

Chilliwack council has appointed Kirk Dzaman as Cultus Lake Park Board commissioner.

The new park board appointment fills the void left by Joe Lamb, who was appointed chief administrative officer (CAO) of CLPB on June 17.

Lamb had been serving as acting CAO, as well as park board commissioner, prior to that date.

“We are pleased to appoint Kirk Dzaman as Commissioner with the Cultus Lake Park Board,” said Mayor Ken Popove in a release on July 29. “Kirk brings a wealth of experience to the position and we believe he will work well with the current Park Board members to help manage and continue to improve Cultus Lake Park.”

Dzaman has ample experience on boards and committees, serving on the CEPCO board since 2014, and as a member of their finance and audit subcommittee. He’s also been a member of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce board since 2012, serving as board president for three years.

“I have a great passion for the Cultus Lake Park,” said Dzaman, in the release. “Growing up in Chilliwack, I spent a considerable amount of time enjoying the area.”

His in-laws have been leaseholders since 1958, spending summers at Cultus Lake.

“My wife (Sara), myself and three children now utilize this property year-round and continue to create many joyful memories for our family. I am honoured to work with the current Park Board members and help provide positive direction for Cultus Lake Park.”

Governance of Cultus Lake Park is the responsibility of the park board, as laid out in The Cultus Lake Park Act of 1932.

If a vacancy occurs on the park board, as it did in this case, Chilliwack city council: “must, as soon as practicable, appoint a new member to the board” to fill the vacancy, according to the Act.

The park board meets monthly to discuss and vote on long-term planning items, budget decisions, environmental sustainability as well as bylaws and policies.

READ MORE: Applications sought for new commissioner

READ MORE: Cultus Lake Park closed to visitors due to COVID-19

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