Advisory Committees

The Trust’s board of directors is advised by two Regional Advisory Committees comprised of the Mayors, Regional District Chairs and MLAs from the region. The Regional Advisory Committees meet two or three times a year to review funding requests and to provide strategic advice to the Board. The Chairs from each of the committees attend Board meetings as ex officio members.

The Regional Advisory Committees are defined by Provincial legislation and play a key role in governance. Their regional knowledge and ground-truth perspective provides the Board with valuable information about local needs, regional priorities and the region’s changing economic environment. The RACs provide each community with an equal voice in regional decision-making and development of strategy and policy.

North Island-Sunshine Coast Regional Advisory Committee

Mayor Bob Wells, Courtenay – Chair
Stuart McLean, Director, Regional District of Nanaimo – Vice Chair
Mayor Sharie Minions, Port Alberni 
Michele Babchuk, MLA, North Island
Mayor Mark Baker, Sayward and Chair, Strathcona Regional District
Clay Brander, Chair, qathet Regional District
Mayor Vickey Brown, Cumberland
Mayor Dennis Buchanan, Alert Bay
Mayor Kevin Cameron, Port Alice
Mayor Julie Colborne, Zeballos
Mayor Patricia Corbett-Labatt, Port Hardy
Mayor Kermit Dahl, Campbell River
Mayor Martin Davis, Tahsis
Mayor James Furney, Port McNeill
Mayor John Hendersen, Sechelt
Andrew Hory, Chair, Mount Waddington Regional District
John Jack, Chair, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
Jesse Ketler, Chair, Comox Valley Regional District
Mayor Dan Law, Tofino
Leonard Lee, Chair, Sunshine Coast Regional District
Ronna Rae Leonard, MLA, Comox Valley
Mayor Michael Lott, Gold River
Mayor Marilyn McEwen, Ucluelet
Stuart McLean, Director, Regional District of Nanaimo
Mayor Nicole Minions, Comox
Honourable Josie Osborne, MLA, Mid Island Pacific Rim
Chief Warren Paull, shíshálh Nation
Nicholas Simons, MLA, Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Mayor Teunis Westbroek, Qualicum Beach
Mayor Silas White, Gibsons
Mayor Ron Woznow, Powell River

Central-South Island Regional Advisory Committee

Mayor Mark Swain, Lantzville – Chair
Mayor Rob Douglas, North Cowichan – Vice Chair
Sierra Acton, Director, Cowichan Valley Regional District
Paul Brent, Director, Capital Regional District
Vanessa Craig, Chair, Regional District of Nanaimo
Sonia Furstenau, MLA, Cowichan Valley
Mayor Leonard Krog, Nanaimo
Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, MLA, Nanaimo
Mayor Tim McGonigle, Lake Cowichan
Mayor Doug O’Brien, Parksville
Adam Olsen, MLA, Saanich and the Islands
Ravi Parma MLA, Langford-Juan de Fuca
Doug Routley, MLA, Cowichan-Ladysmith
Mayor Michelle Staples, Duncan
Mayor Aaron Stone, Ladysmith
Adam Walker, MLA, Parksville-Qualicum