The East Kootenay will have representation on a Provincial level after two RDEK Directors were elected to positions on the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Executive this week.
“On behalf of the RDEK, I want to congratulate Electoral Area F Director Wendy Booth on being elected Second Vice President and Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft for his election as Director at Large,” says RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay. “It is going to be an exciting year for both of them, and we are so fortunate to have them representing us at the UBCM level as they work on policy-making and programming that will benefit all British Columbians.”
This will be Booth’s third year on the UBCM Executive and her first as Second Vice President, having spent the past two years as a Director at Large. “I’m honoured to have been elected by my colleagues and am looking forward to a dynamic year of learning,” says Booth.
It will be Taft’s second year on the Executive, but first as an elected Director at Large. Last year he was appointed by the Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments as its representative. “It’s exciting to be able to continue on and move forward with some of the policy direction and initiatives we have been working on over the past year,” adds Taft.
The elections took place this week at the annual UBCM Convention in Vancouver.