Columbia Basin Trust board adds three new members

The Columbia Basin Trust has welcomed three new members to its board this year.

The Columbia Basin Trust has welcomed three new members to its board this year.

The new directors, who are appointed for a two-year term, are Andru McCracken (Valemount), David Raven (Revelstoke) and Gord DeRosa (Trail).

“We are fortunate to have these new members who have strong ties to the region, are passionate about serving their region and communities and have valuable experience to offer the Trust,” said Garry Merkel, board chair. “We also need to thank and recognize the commendable contributions of departing members Bill Trewhella, Ron Oszust and Bob Smith.”

With the addition of three other directors appointed in January, Merkel said the Trust’s board is undergoing a positive rejuvenation, with fresh perspectives and ideas.

Raven had a 35-year forestry career in Revelstoke, is serving his second term as mayor of Revelstoke and volunteers on several boards and community organizations.

Existing members include Wendy Booth (Fairmont Hot Springs), Kim Deane (Rossland), Greg Deck (Radium Hot Springs), Cindy Gallinger (Elkford), Garry Merkel (Kimberley), Am Naqvi (Nelson), Laurie Page (Nakusp) and Paul Peterson (Burton).

The Trust’s 12-member board consists of individuals appointed by the province: six from among the nominees of the five regional districts and the Ktunaxa Nation Council and six others.

 

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