Margo Wagner continues to be the Chair of the Cariboo Regional District.
She along with board members was sworn in today in Williams Lake.
Wagner said it’s a great honor to have been acclaimed by her peers and is looking forward to working with the new and not-so-new faces.
“We have a great bunch of Directors around the table. We have a couple that has either sat there for a full 4-years previously or as an alternate previously. Having new people come and sit at the Board is good, it challenges us old ones that sit around the table and brings fresh life to the Board.”
Wagner added that she also looks forward to working with the new Mayors.
Surinderpal Rathor in Williams Lake, Ron Paul in Quesnel, Maureen Pinkney in 100 Mile House who has been on the board for quite awhile, and Ed Coleman the Mayor of Wells.
We asked Wagner what she see’s as the CRD’s big plans moving forward.
“We really need to get more FireSmarting done within the Regional District, we need to get a handle on that. The Lidar reports have now been released as far as the concern we have with some of the potential land slippages in the Quesnel fringe area and the Williams Lake fringe area.”
She added trying to keep the CRD’s cost down to make them as efficient as possible is also in the plans.
“We the cost of living is going up, we know everything is going up, and there is only one taxpayer, locally, Provincially, and Federally, it’s all just one taxpayer. I think to make us as efficient as possible, and I know the Interim CEO we have coming in starting December first, he’s going to do kind of an operational overview within the Cariboo Regional District to make sure that we are running as efficiently as we can run. There are a lot of things but I would say those are probably some of the major ones.”