THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO Council has finalized committee appointments in Dec. 11 meeting.

Port Hardy council approves shuffle in committee appointments

Council committee appointments were finalized by an approved motion Dec. 11 meeting.

Port Hardy council made the decision to switch up committee appointments last council meeting.

A recent shuffle to committee appointments was made at the Port Hardy Dec. 11 council meeting when mayor Dennis Dugas said the district wanted to “keep consistency, especially with coun. (Treena) Smith. What happens is that she wasn’t on the Tourism Advisory Committee but she is on the Vancouver Island North Advisory Committee so we want to keep them together.”

Council motioned the switch for Smith shortly after the meeting began. They first had to rescind her appointment from Mount Waddington Table of Partners: Wellness First Committee and then passed another motion to appoint her to the Tourism Advisory Committee.

In the shuffle, coun. Leightan Wishart no longer sits on the Tourism Advisory Committee, having been rescinded from the appointment. However, he was appointed to the Poverty Pilot Program after motioning for Smith to be rescinded.

According to the appointments listed in an agenda package, see below for council appointments:

Standing Committees of Council

Mayor Dennis Dugas: Executive and Finance Committee

Coun. Leightan Wishart: Executive, Finance, Operational Services, and Emergency Planning Committees.

Coun. Pat Corbett-Labatt: Executive, Finance, First Nations Relations, and Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture Committees.

Coun. Fred Robertson: Executive, Finance, First Nations Relations, and Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture Committees.

Coun. John Tidbury: Executive, Finance, Operational Services, and Emergency Planning Committees.

Coun. Janet Dorward: Executive, Finance, Operational Services, Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture, and Tourism Advisory Committees.

Coun. Treena Smith: Executive, Finance, Community Consultative, Tourism Advisory, and Bear Smart Port Hardy Committees.

External Organizations

Mayor Dennis Dugas: Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors (four votes), Regional District of Mount Waddington Hospital Board (four votes), and Island Coast Economic Trust.

Coun. Leightan Wishart: Marine Plan Partnership, Port Hardy Fire Rescue, and Scott Islands Advisory.

Coun. Pat Corbett-Labatt: Mount Waddington Table of Partners (Health) and Wellness First, Port Hardy Twinning Society, and Hardy Bay Seniors Citizens Society.

Coun. Fred Robertson: Vancouver Island Regional Library Board of Trustees and BC Ferries Northern Advisory.

Coun. John Tidbury: Mount Waddington Regional Transportation Committee, North Island Regional Emergency Planning Committee, and Vancouver Island North Woodlands Advisory Group.

Coun. Janet Dorward: Job Fair Committee and Regional District of Mount Waddington Hospital Board (three votes), Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors (three votes).

Coun. Treena Smith: Port Hardy Heritage Society, Vancouver Island North Tourism, and Chamber of Commerce.

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