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News Release - April 26, 2021

New appointment to the Comox Valley Airport Commission Board

The Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Comox Valley Economic Development Society nominee Richard Hardy to the CVAC Board for a three-year term.

Richard is a current member and Councilor of the K'omoks First Nation; prior to that appointment he was the general manager of their aquaculture company, Pentlatch Seafoods LP. He has been an active member of the executive with the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) including serving as President. Before being involved with CVEDS, Richard was a volunteer board member for the British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association.

"Richard brings a wealth of experience in local government and economic development, in addition to his commercial experience" says, Martin Crilly, Board Chair. "While the airport remains open to support essential travel, we are hopeful that we can soon turn our attention to setting a course to renewed growth, under the guidance of an experienced and diverse Board. We welcome Richard's willingness to join us in this effort."

The Comox Valley Airport Commission is the governing authority for the operation of the Comox Valley Airport. The nine-member Commission is broadly representative of the Comox Valley community and its members are nominated by the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS).

CVAC is a federally incorporated, non-profit entity, established through letters patent in 1996.

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Media Contacts:

Erin Neely
Comox Valley Airport
Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253
eneely@comoxairport.com
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