Board of Directors

Committee Appointments

In each year, the Chair and the Board make appointments to various committees and commissions in which the Regional District has a direct involvement.  

List of 2021 Board Appointments

The CSRD Board consists of 11 Directors, one each from six electoral areas (that are unincorporated, defined in area by the provincial government and identified separately by letters of the alphabet).  As well, there is one Director representing each of the member municipalities of Sicamous, Revelstoke, Golden, and two from Salmon Arm.

Directors from the regional district's member municipalities are known as Municipal Directors and are appointed by their respective municipal councils. 

Directors from the regional district electoral areas are known as Electoral Area Directors and are elected directly to the Board by the electors in the areas they represent and serve a four-year term. Each Board of Directors is headed by a Chair, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the regional district corporation.  

Each year, the Board elects one Director to serve as Chair and another to serve as Vice Chair. Currently Salmon Arm Municipal Director Kevin Flynn is the Chair, with Electoral Area E Director Rhona Martin as Vice-Chair. 

Karen Cathcart

Director, Electoral Area A
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Karen Cathcart is the director for rural Golden (Donald, Blaeberry, Nicholson, Parson and Field).  

View Karen Cathcart's Committees
  • Area A Local Advisory Committee
  • BC Hydro Water Use Plans
  • Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee
  • Kootenay East Regional Hospital District
  • Electoral Area Directors Committee
  • Ktunaxa-Kinbasket Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Okanagan Regional Library Board (Alternate)
  • Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
  • Southeastern BC Interconnectivity Committee

David Brooks-Hill

Director, Electoral Area B
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David Brooks-Hill is the director for rural Revelstoke (includes Trout Lake, Mica Creek and Albert Canyon). 

View David Brooks-Hill's Committees
  • Electoral Area Directors Committee
  • Revelstoke Airport Management Committee
  • Revelstoke and Area Emergency Management Executive Committee
  • Revelstoke Economic Development Commission
  • North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District Board
  • BC Hydro Mica 5, Mica 6, Revelstoke 6 Projects
  • BC Hydro Water Use Plans
  • Ktunaxa-Kinbasket Treaty Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • Columbia River Treaty Local Governments Committee - Area B/Revelstoke
  • Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee
  • Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) - Kootenay-Columbia Regional Advisory Council (RAC)

Paul Demenok

Director, Electoral Area C
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Paul Demenok is the director for the South Shuswap (includes Blind Bay, Carlin, Eagle Bay, Kault Hill, Notch Hill, Sorrento, Shuswap Lake Estates, Skimikin, Sunnybrae and White Lake).

View Paul Demenok's Committees
  • Electoral Area Directors Committee
  • Fraser Basin Council - Thompson Regional Committee (Alternate)
  • Milfoil Control Planning Committee
  • North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District
  • Okanagan Regional Library Board (Alternate)
  • Parcel Tax Review Committee
  • Shuswap Regional Airport Commission
  • Shuswap Tourism Committee
  • Shuswap Watershed Council
  • Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Corridor Interjurisdictional Governance Advisory Committee
  • Southeastern BC Regional Connectivity Committee

Rene Talbot

Director, Electoral Area D
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Rene Talbot is the director for Electoral Area D (includes Silver Creek/Salmon Valley, Falkland, Ranchero and Deep Creek).  

View Rene Talbot's Committees
  • Electoral Area Directors Committee
  • Milfoil Control Planning Committee
  • North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District
  • Parcel Tax Review Committee
  • Shuswap Regional Airport Commission
  • Shuswap Tourism Committee
  • Shuswap Watershed Council
  • Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Corridor Interjurisdictional Governance Advisory Committee

Rhona Martin

Director, Electoral Area E
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Rhona Martin is the director for the rural Sicamous (Swansea Point, Malakwa). She serves as Vice-Chair of the CSRD Board, as well as Chair of the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District Board.

View Rhona Martin's Committees
  • Electoral Area Directors Committee
  • Fraser Basin Council
  • Fraser Basin Council - Thompson Regional Committee
  • Milfoil Control Planning Committee
  • Municipal Finance Authority
  • Municipal Insurance Association of BC (MIABC)
  • North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District
  • Parcel Tax Review Committee
  • Shuswap Regional Airport Commission
  • Shuswap Tourism Committee
  • Shuswap Watershed Council
  • Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Corridor Interjurisdictional Governance Advisory Committee
  • Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT)

Jay Simpson

Director, Electoral Area F
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Jay Simpson is the director for the North Shuswap (Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Anglemont, Magna Bay, St. Ives and Seymour Arm).  

View Jay Simpson's Committees
  • Electoral Area Directors Committee
  • Milfoil Control Planning Committee
  • Thompson Regional Hospital District
  • Okanagan Regional Library Board
  • Parcel Tax Review Committee
  • Shuswap Tourism Committee
  • Shuswap Watershed Council
  • Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Corridor Interjurisdictional Governance Advisory Committee

Caleb Moss

Councillor, Town of Golden
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Councillor Caleb Moss is the Town of Golden’s appointee to the CSRD Board. 

View Caleb Moss's Committees
  • Municipal Directors Committee
  • Okanagan Regional Library Board
  • East Kootenay Hospital District
  • Columbia Basin Trust Governance Committee
  • Columbia River Treaty Local Governments Committee

Gary Sulz

Mayor, City of Revelstoke
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Being approachable and empathetic are traits that have been key components of Revelstoke Mayor and CSRD Municipal Director Gary Sulz' career, both as a funeral director and now into his political life.

Sulz has spent more than 38 years in funeral service, listening and helping families. Sulz is a longtime community member, having lived in Revelstoke for more than 34 years. In 2014, he brought his skills to local government, joining the City of Revelstoke as a Councillor and now advancing to the Mayor's chair. Sulz will now also represent Revelstoke on the CSRD Board.

He works hand-in-hand with his wife Chrissie and has three sons and eight grandchildren to enjoy.

To get away from it all, Sulz can be found driving the highways on his Honda Valkyrie motorcycle, or the quieter pursuits of gardening and woodworking.

Sulz is renewed by visiting the abundant green spaces in his community, saying the connection to nature keeps him grounded.

"I love the people of my community and the connection to the natural surroundings."

Mayor Gary Sulz is the City of Revelstoke’s appointee to the CSRD Board. 

View Gary Sulz's Committees
  • Municipal Directors Committee
  • Revelstoke Airport Management Committee
  • Revelstoke Economic Development Commission
  • North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District

Terry Rysz

Mayor, District of Sicamous
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Mayor Terry Rysz is the District of Sicamous’ appointee to the CSRD Board.  

View Terry Rysz's Committees
  • Municipal Directors Committee
  • Milfoil Control Planning Committee
  • North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District
  • Shuswap Regional Airport Commission
  • Shuswap Regional Airport Operation Committee
  • Shuswap Tourism Committee

Kevin Flynn

CSRD Board Chair; Councillor for the City of Salmon Arm, City of Salmon Arm
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City of Salmon Arm Councillor Kevin Flynn is the CSRD Board Chair, as well as being one of the two City of Salmon Arm appointees to the CSRD Board.

View Kevin Flynn's Committees
  • Municipal Directors Committee
  • Milfoil Control Planning Committee
  • North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District
  • Shuswap Tourism Committee
  • Sterile Insect Release (SIR) Board (Alternate)
  • Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) -Thompson Okanagan Regional Advisory Council (RAC)

Tim Lavery

CSRD Board Director; Councillor for the City of Salmon Arm, City of Salmon Arm
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City of Salmon Arm Councillor Tim Lavery is one of the two City of Salmon Arm appointees to the CSRD Board.  

View Tim Lavery's Committees
  • Municipal Directors Committee
  • Milfoil Control Planning Committee
  • North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District
  • Shuswap Tourism Committee