City department head named to board

City parks, culture and recreation director Byron McCorkell is one of four people named to the B.C. Games Society board of directors.

McCorkell's term begins Monday and runs for a full year until Jan. 31, 2012.

The board's responsibilities include reviewing overall B.C. Summer and Winter Games budgets, rules, policies, financial and operating reports; reviewing and approving B.C. Summer and Winter Games contracts; determining core and optional sport criteria used to qualify for those B.C. Games; reviewing host community bid applications and preparing a short list of bids.

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