ELECTION: Ochman resigns from Bamfield post after nominations close

Stefan Ochman has resigned his seat from the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District board after being acclaimed last week.

Stefan Ochman has resigned his seat from the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District board, after last week being acclaimed to the position in the 2011 municipal election.

Ochman, who has represented Bamfield (Area A) for at least the last two terms, submitted his nomination papers to the regional district prior to the deadline. Then on Tuesday, four days after the deadline to withdraw a nomination, he resigned.

Ochman did not give a reason for his resignation and could not be reached by the News for comment.

Because the nomination period is already closed, the regional district cannot extend it for new candidates, ACRD chief administrative officer Russell Dyson said.

Under the Local Government Act, the regional board will have to appoint a director, Dyson added.

The regional board will discuss options at Wednesday’s (Oct. 26) board meeting to find a way for the community of Bamfield to bring forward names to consider, he said.

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