Bowen now has representatives on three of fourteen Metro Vancouver committees. This is up from two last term.
Bowen’s Metro board director, councillor David Hocking, was selected to be vice-chair of Electoral Area A, which acts as the local government for the unincorporated parts of the regional district. These include some of the lands along Howe Sound including Ocean Point, Strachan Point and Montizambert Wynd; Boyer and Passage Islands; part of Indian Arm and UBC.
“Ive been around, so I think my role is to be a resource for [the newly-elected chair,]”said Hocking. “I’m certainly pleased to have been selected.
Hocking is also on the Climate Action Committee. Hocking worked on Metro Vancouver’s Climate 2050 paper that came out last year. He was also at the 1992 Kyoto Protocol negotiations representing the Suzuki Foundation.
Councillor, and former board director, Maureen Nicholson is on the Metro Parks Committee for a second term.
“The design phase of the Davies Orchard Revitalization Project begins in 2019. It’s important that a Bowen resident serve on the Metro Parks Committee to help ensure that phase includes community consultation and input,” said Nicholson in an email. “It’s also important because Parks will be undertaking acquisitions this term and Bowen is a potential site for park expansion.”