'It wasn't an easy decision': Former CRD chair reflects on decision to step down

By Greg Fry
November 22, 2017 - 11:15am

KAMLOOPS — "It wasn't an easy decision but perhaps it was time for the organization to have a fresh look at things."

The words of former Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond when asked why he decided not to run for the position he had held for the previous nine years.

"After nine years I decided it was time to allow someone else to come forward and I felt it was time to spend some time in my community," he told CFJC Today. 

The Area "G" Director for Lac La Hache and 108 Mile Ranch adds there's plenty of work to keep him busy looking after his own area considering last summer's brutal wildfires.

"Particularly with the Gustafsen Forest Service Road Fire and the devastation it caused."

Richmond says one of his biggest highlights during his time at the helm was the positive feedback the CRD Board received during this fall's wildfire consultation meetings held throughout the region.

"And most people (told) us what a great job we did."

First voted to the board in 1993, Richmond says he still plans to seek re-election when local elections are held next year.

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