District of Sechelt
Population: 10,216 (2016 Census)
Growth rate: 10% (2011 Census)
Dwellings: 4,855 (occupied private dwellings)
Area: 39 sq. km.
The District of Sechelt includes the Village of Sechelt, Selma Park, Davis Bay, Wilson Creek, West Sechelt, East and West Porpoise Bay, Sandy Hook and Tuwanek. There are several residential areas located throughout the region. In addition to a large shopping and services area and waterfront walkway, the Village of Sechelt is home to several art galleries and restaurants as well as the Provincial court house. The area includes a Golf Course, a long stretch of seafront walkway beach at Davis Bay, seaplane landings at Porpoise Bay and the Airport at Wilson Creek.
The District of Sechelt is home to several community and marine parks, provincial camping parks, hiking and mountain biking trails and a heritage forest.
Director doug Wright
Doug Wright was appointed to the SCRD Board on December 1, 2016. He is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Planning and Community Development Services Committee.
Doug has made Sechelt his home since 2005. He has an engineering background, and has worked in private industry as supervisor, production manager and plant manager.
In 1980, Doug started work as Superintendent Facilities for Edmonton Public Schools. He moved on to the Richmond School District as Director of Facilities and then on to the University of British Columbia. In these positions, he was responsible for administration and personnel management, for new construction, renovations, maintenance, custodial, transportation, leasing, rentals, utilities, energy conservation, and security. In addition, he was part of negotiations, joint use agreements, union liaisons, strategic planning, decentralization, and budget committees. This work included management of operational budgets up to $18 million and capital budgets up to $65 million annually. These positions were accountable, and reported to the School Board Trustees through the organization’s Superintendent. Upon coming to Sechelt, he held a similar position with School District 46.
Doug believes fiscal responsibility is vital in any community. He intends to continue the focus on drawing businesses to Sechelt that will provide the services that meet the needs of the community.