Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Roy Henry Vickers to join the Board of Directors for CityWest

The City of Prince Rupert has added one more member to the Board of
Directors for the City owned communication company CityWest,
With council appointing Henry Roy Vickers to the Board this week.

(photo from CityWest)

The next gathering of the Board of Directors for CityWest will feature a new face, with the Prince Rupert owned communication company announcing the appointment of Roy Henry Vickers to the CityWest Board.

The decision to bring Mr. Vickers on board was made during the Closed Session of Prince Rupert City Council on Monday evening and announced by CityWest through this media release.

Mr. Vickers currently resides in the Kispiox Valley and has roots in the Nass, he has been highly acclaimed for his work as as artist and through his contributions from 1987-1995 as the artistic design advisor at the Vancouver International Airport.

He has received both the Order of British Columbia and is a Member of the Order of Canada.

CityWest Board Chair Robert Long highlighted the importance of the addition of a prominent Northwest resident to the seven member Board.

“I’m pleased to have a prominent member of the international artistic community accept a position with our Board,” ... “This will add a complementary perspective to our vision of delivering world-class services to the North. We look forward to working with him in the years ahead.”

For his part, Mr. Vickers is looking forward to serving on the Board and bringing the perspective from the Northwest interior regions to their work.

“As a CityWest customer, I’m looking forward to serving on the company’s Board of Directors,”  ... “I especially like the company’s focus on connecting the North to the world at large.”

The newest Board Member will join Rhoda Witherly, Don Holkestad and Bob Thompson on the Board, which also features three senior staff members from the City of Prince Rupert; Chairman Long, as well as the City's Chief Financial Officer Corinne Bomben and Corporate Administrator Rory Mandryk.

More background on the CityWest Board of Directors can be reviewed here.

For more items of note related to CityWest see our archive page here.

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