13 January 2014
The Comox Valley Airport Commission said it has named Fred Bates as a director of the board.
Bates spent 30 years with the British Columbia Ambulance service, including serving as executive director for the province. He was inducted into the St. John´s Order of Canada in 1991, the same year he returned to Cumberland and became involved in local politics.
Bates will serve as a member at large, filling the vacancy left by long-serving member Russell Irvine. He attends his first board meeting later this month.
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. It was established through letters patent in 1996.