Director at Large Will Cole-Hamilton

Director at Large

Will Cole-Hamilton

I am a proud resident of the City of Courtenay, and gratefully acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.

I am honoured to serve as a Councillor for the City of Courtenay, and as the Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District. Since being elected in 2018,  I have consistently sought out opportunities to work with and learn from my fellow elected officials at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels. I strongly believe that we can be more effective and inclusive when we work together.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in these roles:

  • Director of the Union of BC Municipalities (2022-2023)
  • Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (2022-present)
  • Co-Chair of Comox Strathcona Waste Management (2022-present)
  • Trustee, Vancouver Island Regional Library (2022-present)
  • Committee Member, Island Communities Economic Trust, North Island Sunshine Coast Regional Advisory Committee (2023-present)
  • Committee Member and Co-Chair of the Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities Climate Leadership Steering Committee (2019-present)
  • Chair, Help Cities Lead (advocating for greater local government authority over building decarbonization)
  • Chair, Courtenay Drug Strategy Committee (2018-2020)
  • Coordinating Circle member, Comox Valley Community Health Network (2023-present
  • Chair, Climate Caucus (non-profit supporting local governments work on climate change)
The AVICC acknowledges that we are grateful to live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the 
Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwak-Waka’wakw Peoples