New Terrace faces to sit on regional district board

Current appointees Stacey Tyers, James Cordeiro rejected by fellow council members

  • Nov. 29, 2016 12:00 p.m.

TERRACE city councillors Stacey Tyers and James Cordeiro were unsuccessful last night in being returned as the city’s representatives on the Kitimat-Stikine regional district board.

Instead Sean Bujtas and Lynne Christiansen were chosen in balloting conducted at the city council meeting.

Council chooses its two regional district representatives each year.

For Tyers it also means the end of two years of being the chair of the regional district and for Cordeiro the end of a two-year stint as being one of council’s two representatives.

The regional district holds annual elections for its chair and vice chair positions and Tyers was successful in being elected chair in both 2015 and 2016.

During her tenure, Tyers championed the effort on the part of northwestern B.C. local governments to lobby the provincial government for a share of taxation received from resource and other industries in the region.

It was work started by Bruce Bidgood, a previous city councillor and regional district chair, who ran unsuccessfully against Carol Leclerc for the mayor’s job in 2014.

Councillors Brian Downie and mayor Carol Leclerc were voted in as alternates to Bujtas and Christiansen.

Downie nominated Bujtas, councillor Mike Prevost nominated Cordeiro, Bujtas nominated Christiansen and Cordeiro nominated Tyers.

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