Alternate Director

Area E Alternate, Jason Lewis

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.

Elphinstone Alternate Director Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis grew up Elphinstone and graduated from Elphinstone Secondary in 2019. In 2019 he was one of the first youth councillors to serve a term on the Town of Gibsons council.

Jason is currently enrolled in UBC, studying mathematics and computer science, with a strong interest in political science. Since the pandemic, he has moved back to the Coast and has more time to put into the community. Jason is volunteering with the Sunshine Coast Alliance for Seniors’ Care Co-op (SCASCC), an organization working to build a co-operative model of seniors’ care on the Coast, and is an active member of the BC NDP, serving as the current youth representative for the Powell River-Sunshine Coast BC NDP Constituency Association.

Outside of politics, Jason is a passionate website developer and computer programmer. As a side project, he runs COVID19inBC.ca, a website keeping track of BC COVID-19 cases.

Previous Alternate Director

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

Just as a side note, there are no rules for how long an Alternate Director should serve. In Area F, Director Hiltz is rotating his Alternate annually to encourage participation in local government and build capacity in the community.

Other Alternate Directors

The other alternate directors are:

Area A (Pender Harbour/Egmont) – Marianna Bekei
Area B (Halfmoon Bay) – Linsey Hulls
Area D (Roberts Creek) – Tim Howard
Area F (West Howe Sound) – Camilla Berry
Town of Gibsons – David Croal
District of Sechelt – Matt McLean and Brenda Rowe
Sechelt Indian Government District – Alvina Paul

Coast Reporter article on Alternates