Local Government of Gold River

Village of Gold River Municipal Council
499 Muchalat Drive, PO Box 610, Gold River, BC, Canada V0P 1G0
Phone: 250-283-2202 Fax: 250-283-7500
Website: www.villageofgoldriver.com
Email: villageofgoldriver@cablerocket.com


Council is the governing elected body for the Village of Gold River, comprised of a Mayor and four Councillors. All members of Council are elected for terms three years in length and each member of Council represents the Village at large.

The Community Charter and Local Government Act give Council the statutory authority to do such things as provide services, set budgets, levy taxes, and establish policies for the benefit and protection of its residents

Council Meetings are held the first and third Monday of every month unless otherwise posted, in Council Chambers at 7:30pm. Agendas are prepared on the Thursday prior to the meeting and are available for viewing by the public at the Village Office on the morning of the meeting.


Gold River Mayor & Council



 Mayor Brad Unger  Mayor   grbunger@conumacable.com
 Darcy Curr  Councillor  grdcurr@conumacable.com
 Gordie Waterman  Councillor  grgwaterman@conumacable.com
 Kirsty Begon  Councillor   grkbegon@conumacable.com
 Rod MacLeod  Councillor  grrmacleod@conumacable.com

Gold River Village Staff

Larry Plourde Chief Administrative Officer grlplourde@cablerocket.com
Sue Rich Deputy Clerk grsrich@cablerocket.com
Maxine McLean Deputy Treasurer grmmclean@cablerocket.com
Mick Mann Parks & Recreation Manager and Public Works Supervisor arena@conumacable.com
Michael Lott Aquatic Program Supervisor and Utility Supervisor pool@conumacable.com


Village of Tsaxana

Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation
100 Ouwatin Road, Tsaxana Reserve, Gold River, BC.
Mailing Address: PO Box 459, Gold River, BC, Canada V0P 1G0
Phone:250-283-2015 Fax: 250-283-2335
Toll free: 1-800-293-2388
Web Site: www.yuquot.ca

Council of Chiefs

Dan Savey Sr Ha’wilth  
Norman George
Tyee Ha’wilth  
Michael Maquinna
Tyee Ha’wilth  
Ben Jack Sr Ha’wilth  
Pat James Ha’wilth  
Larry Andrew Chief’s Elders Advisor  


Mowachaht/Muchalaht Administration Staff

Kevin Kowalchuk  Administrator admin@yuquot.ca
Wendy He Chief Financial Officer  
Jamie James Fisheries Manager  
Arlene Andrews Patient travel/Membership Clerk  
Eliza Johnson Admin& HOU Janitorial  
Francine Savey COC Assistant  
Michelle Frame Finance Clerk  
Raven Michael Social Development Manager  
Rose Jack Family & Health Services  
Shirley Johnson Gym Janitorial  
Tracy Amos Administrative Assistant  
Wayne Hinchcliffe Housing Worker  
Wayne Lord Public Works Manager  
Willie Howard Jr Maintenance Worker  
Yvonne Murphy Receptionist  
Carlene Jack Daycare Supervisor  
Carol Sine Preschool Teacher  
Jeannine Dick Recreation Coordinator  
Marie Lavoie Education Coordinator  
Roz Latvala NIC Teacher  


Gold River Visitor Centre

PO Box 610, Gold River, BC V0P 1G0
Phone: 250-283-2418 (July-August)
250-283-2202 Off Season (Sept – June)

Located at the entrance to town on Hwy 28, the Gold River Visitor Centre is housed in a beautiful heritage building, with full washroom facilities, pay phone, sani-station and potable water, directional and business signs, all on a landscaped park like setting.  The Visitor Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and there are picnic tables and RV parking available.  The Gold River Visitor Centre is a seasonal operation open weekends from May to June and daily between July and August.

Strathcona Regional District

#301 – 990 Cedar Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 7Z8
Phone: 1-877-830-2990

The Strathcona Regional District was established on February 15, 2008 as one of two new local governments, created by the provincial government’s  restructure of the Comox Strathcona Regional District.   Regional districts are a unique feature of the British Columbia local government system, and the Strathcona Regional District, as with all regional districts, is a federation of municipalities and rural areas. Regional districts provide a government for unincorporated (rural) areas, a forum for inter-municipal cooperation and an organization upon which provincial mandates can be imposed, such as for regional waste management planning.  The Village of Gold River is a member municipality of the Strathcona Regional District.