The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board approved the appointment of the first-ever Board of Directors for the new Shuswap Economic Development Society at their September meeting.
The 12 Directors, who represent a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds, were appointed to staggered terms of between one-to-three years to provide stability and continuity to the organization. Six directors are from Electoral Area F, two from Electoral Area C, two from Electoral Area D and two from outside the Electoral Areas.
The newly appointed Directors are:
- Ken Rogers, Cynthia Bentley and Dave Peters (appointed for a one-year term ending September 17, 2021);
- Adam Oruclar, Mark Bourgeau and Miki Andrejevic (appointed for a two-year-term ending September 17, 2022);
- Adam Blair, Colin Munro, Gary Christopherson, Joan Ragsdale, Monica Seys and Maria Otting (appointed for a three-year-term ending September 17, 2023).
The CSRD extends its congratulations to the new Shuswap Economic Development Society Directors on their selection and thanks them for their commitment to advancing the economic well-being of their communities.
The Shuswap Economic Development Society was incorporated to undertake economic development planning and provide services for the benefit of the residents of Electoral Areas C (South Shuswap), D (Falkland, Salmon Valley, Ranchero, Deep Creek) and F (North Shuswap).
The economic development services will address such matters as business attraction, retention and expansion. Services will be designed to encourage job creation, to create a sustainable and diverse industrial, commercial, and agricultural tax base and to promote a strong economic future.
Next steps for the society will be to enter into a service agreement with the CSRD and set up the organizational structure. The plan is for the new society to take over the provision of economic development services for the three Electoral Areas in early 2021.
Photos: One of the society's goals is to help create a sustainable and diverse industrial, commercial, and agricultural tax base for the areas served. (CSRD photos)