1st Vice President Ben Geselbracht
1st Vice President
I am a proud resident of the City of Nanaimo and privileged to live in Snuneymuxw First Nation territory. I work hard as an elected official, both at the municipal and regional level, and demonstrate leadership on responsible governance, climate action, circular economy, social equity and effective advocacy. A sample of my formal advocacy effort and collaborative spirit are reflected in my participation on the following bodies:
• The 2019-2020 UBCM Executive as a Director at Large; on both the environment and community economic development committees
• The Vancouver Island and Coastal Community Climate Leadership Plan Steering Committee
• The AVICC Special Committee on Solid Waste
• Co-chair of the Climate Caucus Working group on Zero-Waste and the Circular Economy
AVICC is a connecting force that can help local governments come together to discuss important issues, share resources and bring a unified voice to the issues that are of significance to our unique Island and Coastal region. Through my experience on the AVICC Special Committee on Solid Waste and as a member of the VICC Climate Leadership Steering Committee, I have seen the benefits of Island and Coastal local governments collaborating around shared goals. I would like to contribute to further enhancing AVICC’s ability to support regional collaboration and advance the needs of our residents. Thank you.