Juliette Cunningham elected GVAC chairperson

There’s been a shift in leadership within Greater Vernon.

Juliette Cunningham, a Vernon director, was elected as chairperson of the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee Thursday, replacing BX-Silver Star director Mike Macnabb.

“I’m looking forward to it. There’s a real sense of co-operation here,” she said, adding that there is a lot of work to do on water, as well as parks and culture.

Cunningham was recently appointed as a GVAC  representative by the City of Vernon and Thursday was her first formal meeting, although she has been an observer of previous sessions.

Macnabb, who had been chairperson since 2012, was not troubled that his colleagues went in a different direction.

“It’s not a problem for me. The chair’s position doesn’t have a lot of power. You have to hold back your own views,” he said.

“Juliette will do an excellent job in the chair.”

Coldstream director Gyula Kiss, who had also been nominated for chairperson, was acclaimed as vice-chairperson.



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