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General News · 5th March 2013
Ester Strijbos
Media Release, Campbell River, BC
The Regional Board has received notice from its Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Brian Reardon, that he will be leaving the Strathcona Regional District effective April 15, 2013 to assume similar duties with the Central Okanagan Regional District in Kelowna. His decision comes shortly after the Regional District turned five (5) years old on February 15th, 2013.

“It has been a privilege to serve the Board of Directors as their first full time Chief Administrative Officer since the Regional District was incorporated five years ago” said Mr. Reardon. “It was not an easy decision to make although I know the Region will be left in good hands. We have built a strong team of dedicated professionals who will continue to deliver essential services to residents and businesses throughout the region.”

Regional Board Chair Edward (Ted) Lewis stated “The Board received Mr. Reardon’s resignation and news of his moving on to the Central Okanagan Regional District last week. We thank Brian for his sound policy advice and guidance over the years, his strong leadership at the administrative level and for building a great staff team that support the Regional Board on a daily basis. We wish him the very best in his career and his future.”

The Regional Board is in the process of determining the best approach to filling the vacancy created by Mr. Reardon’s imminent departure. Decisions regarding this process will be released after the next Regional Board meeting being held on March 13th, 2013. As the Regional Board has many important initiatives it wishes to accomplish this year a recruitment process will likely be initiated in the next few weeks.

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is a partnership of four electoral areas and five municipalities providing approximately 43,000 residents with 72 services including parks, liquid and solid waste systems, fire protection, emergency preparedness programs and a full-service sports facility.

Media contact: Edward (Ted) Lewis,
Chair, Strathcona Regional District
Phone : (250) 761-4868