RDEK board meeting highlights

Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board highlights.

  • Nov. 25, 2016 10:00 a.m.

By Ezra Black

On Nov. 4, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board recognized Rosemary Oaks for 10 years of service.

Oaks joined the RDEK in their Columbia Valley office in 2006 as a part time secretary.

“She is an integral part of the Columbia Valley office, and the RDEK as a whole,” said the board in a statement.

Chair and vice chair elected for 2017

Electoral Area C director Rob Gay will continue on as board chair while Electoral Area F director Wendy Booth will continue on as vice chair in 2017. It will be Gay’s sixth term as RDEK chair and Booth’s fifth term as vice chair.

Settlement reached with CUPE

A memorandum of settlement was ratified and the chair and CAO signed a revised collective agreement with CUPE Local 2106. The six-year agreement is retroactively effective from January 1, 2016 to the end of 2021. In announcing the ratification, CAO Shawn Tomlin and CUPE Local 2106 President and bargaining team chair Rosemary Oaks thanked members of both sides for their work and willingness to come together.

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