Business View Magazine September 2018

292 293 O ne of 29 regional districts in the prov- ince of British Columbia, Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is comprised of nine electoral areas and four municipal- ities in the southern part of gorgeous Vancouver Island.With a diverse array of industries, and a pop- ulation of 82,000 that’s steadily growing, the CVRD has a lot on its plate when it comes to managing re- gional services and the budgets that go with them. Brian Carruthers, CAO of the Cowichan Valley RD explains,“We provide close to 180 separate services to our constituents, in areas like solid waste man- agement, emergency planning, economic develop- ment, and environmental initiatives.We’re not like a municipality where they collect general revenue and have a global budget.Our revenue is collected COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT, BRITISH COLUMBIA COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT British Columbia POISED FOR THE FUTURE AT A GLANCE COWICHAN VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT, BC WHAT: One of 29 Regional Districts in British Columbia WHERE: Southern Vancouver Island, BC WEBSITE:,