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.
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.
(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
If you have questions about items related to our Finance Department, we'd love to hear from you.
Cranbrook Office Phone: 250-489-2791
Cranbrook Office Toll Free Phone (BC/AB): 1-888-478-7335
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