Vancouver Island Coordinating Team welcomes Glenn Westendorp of the Town of Comox
A Message from the Chair
“The Vancouver Island Coordinating Team is pleased to welcome Glenn Westendorp to its ranks,” states Jay Bradley, VICT Chair and a member of the Water Balance Model steering committee .
“As well as joining VICT, the Town of Comox is also the latest Vancouver Island municipality to become a Water Balance Model partner. The Town is the second Comox Valley municipality to join the Inter-Governmental Partnership. Neighbouring Courtenay was a founding member in 2003 when the web-based tool was launched.”
“Through his actions, Glenn Westendorp has shown his alignment with the vision and mission of VICT. In 2008, for example, he contributed to the success of the Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series. Glen collaborated with Courtenay's Derek Richmond to tell the story of Brooklyn Creek. Building on the 2008 success, Glenn is a member of the organizing team for the 2009 Getting Ahead of the Wave Series.”
To learn more about the Town of Comox participation in the Inter-Governmental Partnership, click on Town of Comox is newest Vancouver Island member of Water Balance Model community.
In 1999, Brooklyn Creek established a precedent for inter-municipal collaboration to resolve drainage issues in the Comox Valley. The Town of Comox and City of Courtenay developed a joint approach to implementation of a suite of solutions that were keyed to rainwater runoff volume reduction at the source
According to Glenn Westendorp, the lessons learned and the experience gained from the inter-municipal Brooklyn Creek process underscored the importance of:
- Open communication
- Cooperation between parties
- Collaboration on the Terms of Reference and implementation of recommendations
- The team approach
For the complete story, click on Brooklyn Creek established a precedent for inter-municipal collaboration to resolve drainage issues in the Comox Valley.
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Brooklyn Creek lies in East Courtenay, North Comox and part of the Comox Valley Regional District. At the 2008 Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Glenn Westendorp tag-teamed with Derek Richmond of the City of Courtenay to tell the story of Brooklyn Creek. To view a 5-minute video clip of Derek and Glenn on YouTube, click on the adjacent image.
Posted September 2009