Columbia Basin Trust welcomes new and reappointed directors

Three new members join the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to its Board of Directors.

  • Jan. 24, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Delphi Hoodicoff

Columbia Basin Trust

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors and would like to recognize the reappointment of five current directors.

The new directors are: Wendy Booth from Fairmont Hot Springs (two-year term), Am Naqvi from Nelson (one-year term); and Laurie Page from Nakusp (one-year term).

“We’re pleased to have a Board of this calibre at CBT, ensuring effective and responsible governance,” said Garry Merkel, CBT Board Chair. “Wendy, Am and Laurie each bring complementary strengths to the table, and we’re fortunate to have them with us.”

Wendy Booth has lived in the Columbia Valley for nearly 20 years, is a business owner and is currently the Director of Area F of the Regional District of East Kootenay.

“I’m honoured to be part of the CBT team,” said Booth. “I look forward to working with my fellow Board members, CBT staff and communities for the benefit of the entire Basin.”

The five directors reappointed to the Board are: Garry Merkel (Board Chair) from Kimberley (one-year term); Greg Deck (Board Vice-Chair) from Radium Hot Springs (one-year term); Kim Deane from Rossland (two-year term); Cindy Gal linger from Elkford (three-year term); and Paul Peterson from Burton (two-year term).

Existing directors include Denise Birdstone from Ktunaxa Nation Council, Ron Oszust from Golden, Bob Smith from Valemount and Bill Trewhella from Warfield.