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Russell, McGregor re-elected to head up RDKB Board

Newly re-elected RDKB Board Chair Roly Russell and Vice-Chair Grace McGregor are both honoured to be supported by the board for another year. — Submitted photo

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board of directors re-elected Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks Director Roly Russell as board chair and Electoral Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor as vice-chair at the November 14 board meeting a media release said.

“This has been an exhausting and interesting year as board chair. I am honoured to be supported by the Board for another year,” said Russell in the media release. “We have a lot of new faces around the table and I’m excited about all the potential with our new board and that everyone here has experience in local government. Vice-chair McGregor and I are a great complementary duo, and I’m looking forward to working with her to support our communities across the region.”

This will be Russell’s second year as board chair and McGregor’s second year as vice-chair.

“We have so much to do this year and need to get to it. I’m very happy to work alongside Chair Russell again and really look forward to working with all our directors to serve our residents through 2019,” said McGregor.

Provincial Court Judge Rob Brown conducted the oaths of office for returning directors Russell and McGregor, Ali Grieve for Electoral Area A, Linda Worley for Area B/Lower Columbia-Old Glory, Vicki Gee for Area E/West Boundary and Diane Langman for the Village of Warfield.

New directors Richard Dunsdon for the Village of Midway, Gerry Shaw for the Village of Greenwood, Brian Taylor for the City of Grand Forks, Andy Morel for the City of Rossland, Robert Cacchioni for the City of Trail, Mike Walsh for the Village of Montrose and Steve Morissette for the Village of Fruitvale also took their oaths of office before Judge Brown.

The next meeting of the RDKB board will take place at 6 p.m. on November 29, 2018 in the RDKB Grand Forks Board Room.