Two new faces on Comox Valley Airport Commission

The Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) announced Monday the appointment of Andy Frost and Joe Schommer to its board of directors.

The Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) announced Monday the appointment of Andy Frost and Joe Schommer to its board of directors.

“It is our pleasure to welcome two talented individuals to the CVAC board of directors,” said board chair Frank van Gisbergen. “Andy and Joe bring valuable experience in the areas of marketing and planning, two key fields that will broaden and strengthen the overall skill set of the board.

Frost has been a resident of the Comox Valley for the past decade following a 32 year career with IBM. He has a proven track record of successfully managing complex projects, teams and budgets in a senior leadership role. While his corporate business background in sales and marketing will benefit the board, Andy also has intimate knowledge of the travel industry, having travelled extensively for both business and pleasure.

“During the course of my travels I have used the services of over 80 airports in four continents around the world. These have included some of the world’s largest and busiest facilities as well as a number of small regional airports,” Andy acknowledged. “The Comox Valley Airport is one of the nicest regional facilities I have had the pleasure of utilizing and I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the airport’s management team to contribute to the continued success of YQQ.”

Schommer is a new resident of the Comox Valley having moved here in 2012 from Saskatchewan. He was trained as a City Planner and had a lengthy career that included serving as Director of Planning and Sustainability with the City of Regina.

“The airport and the services it offers were critical to my decision to move to the Comox Valley,” explained Joe. “I believe air service is an essential part of our transportation system and is absolutely crucial to sustaining our local economy. I look forward to working with the board to help ensure the future of air service for the benefit of our community.”

Andy is a local governments nominee filling the vacancy left by Scott Torry. He will serve a term of two years and attended his first board meeting on Jan. 22.

Joe is also a local governments nominee and fills the vacancy left by Daryl McLoughlin. He will serve a three-year term and will attend his first board meeting this month.

The Comox Valley Airport Commission is the governing authority for the operation of the Comox Valley Airport. The nine-member Commission is broadly representative of the Comox Valley community and its members are nominated by the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS).

CVAC is a federally incorporated, non-profit entity. It was established through letters patent in 1996.

— Comox Valley Airporrt Commission

 

Just Posted

Associate pastor made early connections in Courtenay

Central Evangelical Free Church opens at former Record office

Seeing double, the trials and tribulations of twins

BIG READ: Three Vancouver Island mothers share their experiences with multiple births

Comox Valley teen with autism a spectacular guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in Port Alice exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Lions earn stunning 35-32 OT win over Ticats

Epic comeback lifts B.C. past Hamilton in CFL thriller

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

Most Read