Director at Large Cindy Solda

Solid entrepreneurial skills and a strong supporter of local arts, Cindy ran a promotional company for fifteen years, bringing high profile entertainers and music acts to Port Alberni, with all proceeds  benefiting local non-profit societies. Cindy is also an auctioneer, a skill she donates to help organizations on the island raise money, something she has been doing since the age of ten.

Cindy has been assigned to many successful local and regional initiatives during her tenure and is most noted for recent responsibilities and skills in planning, health and protective services. Some achievements include:

• Councillor for the City of Port Alberni November 2001 to 2014; successfully re-elected 2018.

• Worked cooperatively with various City Councillors, Regional District Directors, Provincial Boards and Mayors.

• Proven leadership skills, and government connections; well respected amongst her peers across the province.

• Woman of Distinction Award presented by Port Alberni Women’s Resource Centre in 2001.

• Lifetime Award from Portal Players Dramatic Society in 2008

• ‘Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal’ for exemplary efforts for making her community a great place to live, and for her accomplishments as a community leader. The Medal recognizes the important role municipalities and their elected leaders play in ensuring their prosperity and a high quality of life.