REPORTING · 15th December 2010
Video of Swearing in Ceremony attached below.
On December 10, 2010, the Regional District Kitimat Stikine held their annual Statutory meeting. This is a meeting to swear in the new municipal representatives from Terrace and Kitimat to the Board of twelve Directors and to select the new Chairpersons.
Terrace Councillors Carol Leclerc, Brad Pollard and Kitimat Councillor Bob Corless were sworn in prior to the alternates from Terrace; Brian Downie and Bruce Martindale.
After the Directors retook their places around the boardroom table, the directors selected Nisga'a Chief Harry Nyce to continue as the Chairperson for their meetings and in a surprise nomination, Brad Pollard was selected by acclamation to be the Vice Chair.
Although the position is largely symbolic it is an acknowledgment of the respect of these elected representatives from the various regions and vast diversity in the Regional District. Pollard will be in charge of ensuring the RDKS Board meetings function in an orderly fashion under the rules of order when Nyce is unable to attend or removes himself from a particular discussion or debate due to a conflict of interest.
Taking the Oath of Office, Lt - Rt; Carol Leclerc, Brad Pollard and Bob Corless while RDKS Administrator Bob Marcellin conducts the official affair.
Taking the Oath of Office, Lt - Rt; Bruce Martindale and Brian Downie while RDKS Administrator Bob Marcellin conducts the official affair.