The RDN's seven Electoral Areas include unincorporated communities on the central east coast of Vancouver Island, from Yellowpoint to Deep Bay. The RDN is responsible for administration, local governance, and local services in these communities. Each Electoral Area is represented on the Regional Board by a locally-elected Director.
Electoral Area residents pay only for those services provided to the Electoral Area in which they reside. Each page in this section details the services provided directly by the Regional District of Nanaimo and those services funded by the Regional District but administered through another agency (*) in each jurisdiction, (i.e. fire protection provided by volunteer fire departments or by contract with a municipality).