CAVI announces that Town of Comox will host 2010 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Series






Demonstrating the Value of the Regional Team Approach in the Comox Valley

John finnie (120p)“The four local governments in the Comox Valley will again collaborate with CAVI to organize the 2010 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series. Previously the City of Courtenay and Comox Valley Regional District hosted series. This year the Town of Comox will be the series host. The Comox Valley Land Trust will also again be a partner,” announced John Finnie, Chair of Convening for Action on Vancouver Island which is known by the acronym CAVI.

“We are trying to change a way of thinking, building, developing that has been taking place for over 100 years – we won’t turn it completely around in only a few years.  But we are starting to make a difference.  Water-centric thinking is beginning to take hold and it will grow more quickly with time, eventually becoming the norm.”



Series Theme is “Watershed Issues of Climate Change”

Glenn westendorp (120p) - town of comox“When the regional team met on February 11th, we decided that the series theme this year would deal with ‘watershed issues of climate change’. We will focus on the practical aspects of climate change adaptation. Our objective is to continue achieving tangible outcomes through a regional team approach,” stated Glenn Westendorp, Superintendent of Public Works with the host Town of Comox.

“The 2009 Series resulted in three tangible outcomes, one of which was CV-OPS. This is the acronym for the Comox Valley Inter-Governmental Engineering/Operations Liaison Group. We see the 2010 Series as an effective tool to support the efforts of CV-OPS as it implements a regional team approach to infrastructure issues of regional concern.”

The 2010 Series will comprise three seminars. These are tentatively scheduled for the third quarter. To be informed about what was accomplished in 2009, click on Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series results in tangible outcomes.


About the Regional Team Approach

To learn more about the regional team approach, interested readers can download a copy of a guidance document released by the Water Sustainability Action Plan in December 2009. Click on Backgrounder: Shared Responsibility Underpins a Regional Team Approach to Creating Our Future in British Columbia

Posted February 2010