Greater Victoria Harbour Authority seeking members for new Community Liaison Committee
Aug. 31, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is moving forward with their planned Community Liaison Committee and is seeking two representatives from the Victoria area to join.
Launching this fall, the Community Liaison Committee will work toward continuous improvement and triple-bottom line sustainability throughout GVHA operations. Community members that are equipped to engage in productive and substantive conversations are asked to consider putting their name forward.
“As we build back better and look toward the return of cruise, events, and full operations in 2022, we recognize that there is an opportunity to draw on the expertise of First Nations, our Member Agencies, and community partners in the development of both short and long-term plans across all our facilities,” said Brian Cant, manager, communications and committee chair. “We also recognize the importance that members of the community at large bring to organizations throughout Greater Victoria and are seeking their great ideas and varying perspectives.”
The Community Liaison Committee will engage in solutions-focused dialogue and transparent communication about GVHA-related projects, priorities, and issues in the community. While the committee will function alongside other ongoing engagement between GVHA and partners, it will not replace involvement and reporting between First Nations, industry, community, and government partners.
The committee is comprised of representatives from GVHA’s eight Member Agencies, key strategic partners in Greater Victoria, and community organizations.
Full details, including the terms of reference, are available here: https://gvha.ca/community-liaison-committee/. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.
About the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that is committed to the stewardship and sustainable growth of Victoria’s dynamic working harbour. The organization is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, represented by four independent community members and eight Member Agencies: Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, The Chamber, Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society, and Destination Greater Victoria.
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority owns and operates several high-profile community amenities including the Ogden Point Breakwater, Inner Harbour lower causeway, Ship Point, and customs dock at Raymur Point. Within its commercial and marine industrial holdings are The Breakwater District at Ogden Point, Fisherman’s Wharf, four Inner Harbour marinas, and the historic Steamship Terminal. The organization manages the Victoria Cruise Terminal at The Breakwater District, which contributes more than $130 million annually to the Greater Victoria economy and is responsible for 800 direct and indirect jobs.