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Financial Services

Under the direction of our Chief Financial Officer, Holly Ronnquist, the RDEK's Financial Services Department is responsible for the preparation of our 5-Year Financial Plan, including our annual operating and capital budget.  The 5-Year Financial Plan is presented to the Board of Directors and is also open to the public for review and comment, generally in the second week of February each year.  It is formally adopted by the Board in March.

In addition to the financial plan and the related provincial reporting requirements, the Finance Department looks after the day to day financial transactions of the Regional District, including accounts payable and receivable, utility billing, collection of tipping fees, payroll, and processing payments.

About Taxes

The annual operating budget determines what the tax rates will be; however, the Regional District does not directly collect taxes. The Provincial Government Agents office is responsible for the collection of taxes in the rural areas of BC. Municipalities collect the regional district taxes directly from citizens within their boundaries.

BC Assessment is a Crown Corporation that produces annual property assessments for all property owners in the province. If you have questions about your Property Assessment Notice, please contact BC Assessment.

Parcel Tax Rolls

The Regional District of East Kootenay is updating parcel tax rolls for our service areas.
Link to Public Notice.

The parcel tax rolls are available for inspection, at the Regional District of East Kootenay office in Cranbrook during regular office hours.

Requests for amendments must be made in writing to the Regional District of East Kootenay, 19 - 24th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC  V1C 3H8, on or before Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm.  If requests are received, a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will meet at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the RDEK Board Room.

Five Year Plan and Financial Statements:

The draft 2019 - 2023 Five Year Financial Plan is being presented to the RDEK Board for its first review on February 8, 2019.

  • CLICK HERE to view the 2019-2023 Five Year Financial Plan Page (including the full draft plan, an overview summary, comment forms, etc)








Our Finance Department Staff

(use general email below to contact):

    Holly Ronnquist, Chief Financial Officer
    Debbie Renaud, Deputy Financial Officer
    JP Braaten, Purchaser/Accounting Technician
    Lori Pesce, Accounting/Payroll Clerk
    Jennifer MacDonald, Finance Assistant   

Contact us

If you have questions about items related to our Finance Department, we'd love to hear from you.

Email: financedept@rdek.bc.ca

Cranbrook Office Phone: 250-489-2791

Cranbrook Office Toll Free Phone (BC/AB): 1-888-478-7335

Last edited: Thu, February 14, 2019 - 2:17:08