About Rich Hardy

Lifelong Comox Valley Resident – Rich understands the Comox Valley

Rich Hardy (traditional name Namugwis) grew up on Comox Indian Reserve #1 in the heart of the Comox Valley Regional District. Rich is currently serving as a Band Councillor for the K’ómoks First Nation and is managing the following portfolios including Fisheries, Finance, Infrastructure, Governance Water and Wildlife.

He previously worked as the General Manager of the K’ómoks First Nation’s shellfish aquaculture company Pentlatch Seafoods Ltd (PSL) (2006-2019).

Additional Accomplishments

  • 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Award
  • 2012 BC Achievement Foundation Award
  • 2008 MISTIC Science and Innovation Award
  • 2007 BC Shellfish Grower’s Business of the Year

Board of Director Service

  • Comox Valley Airport Commission, Director – current
  • Comox Valley Economic Development Society, Past President and Director
  • British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association, Director

Rich is committed to his family and his community

Rich is happily married to his wife Carol Hardy (celebrating 26-years) and loves spending time with his teenage son Bobby. Rich is a sports enthusiast who loves playing golf, being near the water and mountains of the Comox Valley, the place he has called home all his life.

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