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Board of Directors

The Board is the governing body, responsible for setting a vision, developing strategies to achieve the vision, and formulating policies.  The Board is responsible for the services provided, and actions taken by, the corporation. The Chief Administrative Officer implements the Board’s policies and decisions, and handles all operations.

The RDEK Board is comprised of 6 electoral area directors and 9 municipal directors. Electoral area directors are elected to the Board by the electors in the areas they represent. The directors representing the municipalities are appointed by their respective Councils.  The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually by the Board.

We meet once per month, generally on the first Friday of the month. The meetings are held in the RDEK Board Room (19 24th Ave S, Cranbrook) and start at 9:00am.  The Thursday immediately before the Board Meeting, we have Committee Meetings. The Committees make recommendations to the Board. Both the Board and Committee meetings are open to the public.

RDEK Board of Directors

Chair: Rob Gay

Vice Chair: Wendy Booth

Electoral Area Directors Phone:
Mike Sosnowski, Electoral Area A 250-423-1029
Stan Doehle, Electoral Area B 250-529-7500
Rob Gay, Electoral Area C 250-489-4242
Jane Walter, Electoral Area E 250-427-2577
Wendy Booth, Electoral Area F 250-345-6155
Gerry Wilkie, Electoral Area G 250-347-9841
Municipal Directors Phone
Ute Juras, Mayor - Village of Canal Flats 250-489-9070
Lee Pratt, Mayor - City of Cranbrook 250-489-0200
Wesly Graham, Councillor - City of Cranbrook 250-402-3171
Dean McKerracher, Mayor - District of Elkford 250-865-4000
Mary Giuliano, Mayor - City of Fernie 250-423-4009
Gerry Taft, Mayor - District of Invermere 250-342-9281
Don McCormick, Mayor - City of Kimberley 250-432-5460
Clara Reinhardt, Mayor  - Village of Radium Hot Springs 250-341-8644
Cal McDougall, Mayor - District of Sparwood 250-425-3350


In addition, Directors sit on RDEK Standing Committees and other appointed bodies - see complete lists here:

Standing Committee Appointments

Appointments to Other Groups and Organizations

If you are looking for information on Elections or Assent Voting, visit the Elections & Assent Voting page.

Last edited: Wed, July 25, 2018 - 1:25:59