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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: Susan Clovechok

Electoral Area Directors Phone:
Thomas McDonald, Electoral Area A 250-278-5200
Stan Doehle, Electoral Area B 250-278-7000
Rob Gay, Electoral Area C 250-489-4242
Jane Walter, Electoral Area E 250-427-2577
Susan Clovechok, Electoral Area F 250-270-9314
Roberta Schnider, Electoral Area G 250-688-0314
Municipal Directors Phone
Mark Doherty, Mayor - Village of Canal Flats 250-349-5462
Wayne Price, Mayor - City of Cranbrook 250-489-0200
Norma Blissett, Councillor - City of Cranbrook 250-464-0933
Steve Fairbairn, Mayor - District of Elkford 250-865-4000
Nic Milligan, Mayor - City of Fernie 250-423-6817
Al Miller, Mayor - District of Invermere 250-342-9281
Don McCormick, Mayor - City of Kimberley 250-908-4396
Mike Gray, Mayor  - Village of Radium Hot Springs 250-347-6455
David Wilks, Mayor - District of Sparwood 250-425-6271

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

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

Last edited: Wed, November 30, 2022 - 2:32:22