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CVRD hires new skipper for its planning department

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The recent steady stream of senior staff leaving the Cowichan Valley Regional District has shifted direction.

The CVRD announced today it has hired Ross Blackwell as general manager of planning and development, replacing the recently retired Tom Anderson.

The current manager of land use services for the City of Campbell River, Blackwell, a 25-year community development veteran will assume his new role effective June 30.

He will be responsible for overseeing community and regional planning, development services, parks & trails, environmental initiatives, economic development, building inspection and bylaw enforcement.

Anderson is one of five senior staffers to depart the CVRD for various reasons this spring.

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