Hutchins maintains CVRD chair’s seat

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins was voted Cowichan Valley Regional District board chair by acclamation.

Ladysmith Mayor Rob Hutchins will stay on as chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) board.

Hutchins was voted board chair by acclamation during the Dec. 11 CVRD board meeting.  He will lead the board in 2014 and will also chair the Cowichan Valley Regional Hospital District board of directors.

Mike Walker, the Mill Bay/Malahat director, was chosen vice-chair of the CVRD for 2014.

Last year’s vice-chair, Cowichan Bay director Lori Iannidinardo, declined her nomination; North Oyster/Diamond director Mary Marcotte was also nominated.