AKBLG Executive, Committees, Staff & Past Presidents
The executive is elected by the AKBLG voting delegates at the AGM each year. Directors serve two year terms. Past Presidents sit on the executive for one term after their successor is elected.
Back Row: Jason Clarke, Marguerite Rotvold, Ange Qualizza, Carolyn Maher, Clara Reinhardt, Garry Jackman, Ron Popoff
Front Row: Roly Russell, Rob Gay, Deb Kozak,
AKBLG Executive - 2017-2018
President Rob Gay - Director Area C & Chair RDEK
Vice President Roly Russell - Director Area D RDKB
Past President Deb Kozak - Mayor Nelson
Director Garry Jackman - Director Area A RDCK
Director Jason Clarke - Mayor Silverton
Director Ron Popoff - Councillor Cranbrook
Director Clara Reinhardt - Mayor Radium Hot Springs
Director Ange Qualizza - Councillor Fernie
Director Marguerite Rotvold - Councillor Midway
AKBLG Directors and staff can be reached through:
|c/o 4979 Falcon Drive|
|Fairmont Hot Springs, BC|
Executive Director Carolyn Maher
AKBLG STANDING COMMITTEES 2017-2018
Nominating and Life Member(s): Chair Dir. Clara Reinhardt, Dir. Jason Clarke, Past Pres Deb Kozak
Responsible for the Nominations of the Host Committee; Nominations for the President and Vice President and the Directors at the Annual General Meeting. The procedure followed by the Nominating Committee at the Annual General Meeting is as set out in the Constitution. The Nominating Committee is made up of the Past-President and two Directors.
Resolution Committee: Chair Dir. Roly Russell, Dir. Jason Clarke, Dir. Ange Qualizza, Dir. Marguerite Rotvold
Responsible for reviewing and commenting on the Resolutions submitted for debate at the Annual General Meeting. The procedure followed by the Resolution Committee at the Annual General Meeting is as set out in the AKBLG Constitution.
AKBLG COMMITTEES 2017-2018
Finance and Personnel: Chair Pres Rob Gay, VP Roly Russell, Past Pres Deb Kozak, ED Carolyn Maher
Makes recommendations on the Association of Kootenay & Boundary Local Government’s monetary funds. President, Vice President, Past President and Executive Director have signing authority (any two to sign)
This Committee is made up of the Table Officers. This Committee is responsible for conducting an Annual Staff Review prior to March 31 of each year, and to make recommendations to the Executive.
Policy and Constitution: Policy Chair Dir. Ange Qualizza, Constitution Chair Dir. Ron Popoff, Dir. Clara Reinhardt, Dir. Garry Jackman, Dir. Jason Clarke, ED Carolyn Maher
Responsible for changes to the AKBLG Policy and Constitution, including crafting Resolution that change the Constitution.
Convention and AGM: Chair Dir. Ron Popoff, Dir. Ange Qualizza, Dir. Garry Jackman, Dir. Marguerite Rotvold, Dir. Clara Reinhardt, ED Carolyn Maher
Provide information for consistency of facilitating items to be discussed at the AGM and Convention.
Municipal Insurance Association Representative: Past Pres Deb Kozak
This committee is made up of one appointed Executive Member. This appointment is a 3-year term.
Columbia River Treaty Local Government Committee AKBLG Representative: Past Pres Deb Kozak
|2016 - 2017||Debra Kozak||Mayor of Nelson|
|2015 - 2016||Debra Kozak||Mayor of Nelson|
|2014||Andy Shadrack||Regional District of Central Kootenay|
|2012 - 2014||Wesly Graham||Town of Creston|
|2010 - 2012||Grace McGregor||Regional District of Kootenay Boundary|
|2009-2010||Heath Slee||Regional District of East Kootenay|
|2008||Joe Snopek||Town of Creston|
|2007-2008||Heath Slee||Regional District of East Kootenay|
|2006-2007||Janis Dahlen||Village of Nakusp|
|2005-2006||Bev Bellina||District of Sparwood|
|2004-2005||Bill Baird||Regional District of Kootenay Boundary|
|2003-2004||Gordon DeRosa||City of Trail|
|2002-2003||Rick Hardie||Regional District of Kootenay Boundary|
|2001-2002||Bert Banks||City of Kimberley|
|2000-2001||Arno Hennig||City of Greenwood|
|1999-2000||Ed Gatzke||Town of Creston|
|1999-2000||Phil Berukoff||Village of Salmo|
|1998-1999||Josh Smienk||Regional District of Central Kootenay|
|1997-1998||Josh Smienk||Regional District of Central Kootenay|
|1996-1997||Joe Tatangelo||Regional District of Kootenay Boundary|