Alternate Director

Area E Alternate Director, Ashley St. Clair

Regional Districts have a unique position called “Alternate Director”. Alternates are appointed by each Director and are sworn into office so that they can participate in and vote at meetings on behalf of their Area when the Director is absent.

Ashley St Clair moved to Elphinstone with her family in 2021 and she is eager to contribute to the unique community on the Sunshine Coast.

Ashley has been involved in the sustainability and energy sector for over a decade and is currently a Senior Renewable Energy Planner with the City of Vancouver where she is responsible for key planning activities relating to the City’s Neighbourhood Energy Utility, as well as policy development and liaising with stakeholders to support the advancement of the City’s climate emergency action goals. She has a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University.

Outside of work, Ashley can be found exploring the local beaches and trails on foot, two wheels, or skis, with little ones in tow.

Previous Alternate Directors

I’d like to thank Stephanie Grindon, who filled the Alternate Director role from January 2019 to July 2020. Stephanie runs an organic landscaping company called BioScapes Gardening.

I’d also like to thank Jason Lewis, who served as Alternate Director from July 2020 to July 2021. Jason went back to in person classes at UBC in fall 2021.

And Lucie McKiernan, who was an outstanding support in this role from July 2021 to November 2022. Lucie is retired, but puts in many hours in the community as a volunteer with the Resource Centre in Sechelt, the Restorative Justice program, and the Elphinstone Community Association.

Other Alternate Directors

The other alternate directors are:

Area A (Pender Harbour/Egmont) – Christine Alexander
Area B (Halfmoon Bay) –
Area D (Roberts Creek) – Candace Woods
Area F (West Howe Sound) – Ian Winn
Town of Gibsons – Stafford Lumley
District of Sechelt – Brenda Rowe, Darren Inkster
Sechelt Indian Government District – Selina August

Coast Reporter article on Alternates