Columbia Basin Trust welcomes five new directors

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has seen an update to its Board of Directors, welcoming five new members to its staff.

  • Mar. 24, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has seen an update to its Board of Directors, welcoming five new members to its staff.

With the exception of John Dooley of Nelson,  taken on a three-year term, the newest additions to the board were taken on a two-year term. Among them is Larry Binks of Creston, Loni Parker of Revelstoke, Vickie Thomas from   Aq’am and Jeannette Townsend of Valemount.

One of the departing directors, Cindy Gallinger, was from Elkford.

“We wish to welcome our new board members and thank all departing members who have helped bring the Trust to our current position of strength,” said Greg Deck, CBT Board Chair in a release. “It’s not easy finding the right combination of skills and personal attributes that allows us effectively to serve residents and oversee our investments and delivery of benefits to our communities — and we’ve been lucky to benefit from such a team both in the past and moving forward.”

Returning directors include Wendy Booth of Fairmont Hot Springs, Gord DeRosa of Trail and Rick Jensen from Cranbrook who was also appointed vice-chair.

The 12-member board is appointed by the provincial government and meets throughout the year in communities in the basin to decide on the CBT’s range of services, programs, initiatives and financial investments.