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Minutes of the special meeting of the Committee of the Whole held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 in the Strathcona Regional District office located at 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

A quorum having been confirmed, the Chair called the meeting to order at 11:02 p.m. with the following members physically in attendance or participating electronically:
     
Chair:D. ChapmanCity of Campbell River
Directors:M. BakerVillage of Sayward
 M. DavisVillage of Tahsis
 R. KerrCity of Campbell River
 B. LanyonCity of Campbell River
 M. LottVillage of Gold River
 R. MawhinneyDiscovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C)
 J. RiceOyster Bay-Buttle Lake (Electoral Area D)
 M. VoneschCortes Island (Electoral Area B)
 G. WhalleyKyuquot/Nootka-Sayward (Electoral Area A)


          
 
 
FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
 
The Chair acknowledged that we are located on the traditional territory of the Laichwiltach people.
 
ADOPTION OF PUBLIC AGENDA
 
Whalley/Vonesch: COW 24/23

THAT the agenda for the November 8, 2023 special meeting of the Committee of the Whole be adopted as presented.
   CARRIED
 
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
 
Lott/Kerr: COW 25/23

THAT the minutes of the special meeting of the Committee of the Whole held on June 7, 2023 be adopted. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
 
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Draft 2023-27 Strategic Plan
 
Baker/Vonesch: COW 26/23

THAT the report from the Chief Administrative Officer be received. [Item]
   CARRIED
 
The Chair welcomed Tracey Lorenson, strategic planning consultant.
 
Whalley/Lott: COW 27/23

THAT the Board's Vision Statement be as follows:

"The Board's vision is to create a connected, resilient, self-sufficient region that honours and values diversity, seeks collaboration and partnership opportunities, promotes reconciliation with First Nations communities and actively stewards our natural environment".
   
 
Director Sinnott arrived at the meeting chambers.
 
Mawhinney/Vonesch: COW 28/23

THAT the text of the Strathcona Regional District Overview section of the Strategic Plan be amended to state:

"The administrative boundaries lie within many traditional First Nations territories and the SRD works closely with many local First Nations communities".
   CARRIED
 
Tracey Lorenson made a presentation on the draft Strategic Plan.
 
Director Dahl arrived at the meeting chambers.
 
The presentation continued.
 
The Chief Administrative Officer advised that staff would schedule another meeting of the Committee of the Whole to review the comments and suggestions offered at the current meeting.
 
The Chair thanked Ms. Lorenson for her presentation.
 
 
TERMINATION
 
Lott/Rice: COW 29/23

THAT the November 8, 2023 special meeting of the Committee of the Whole be terminated.
   CARRIED
 
Time: 12:02 p.m.

Certified Correct:



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Chair


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Corporate Officer