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.
Back Row: Gary Jackman, Clara Reinhardt, Roly Russell, Diane Langman, Ange Qualizza
Front Row: Rob Lang, Rob Gay, Adam Casemore, Carolyn Maher, Ron Popoff
AKBLG Executive - 2019-2020
|President||Roly Russell - Director Area D & Chair RDKB|
|Vice President||Clara Reinhardt - Mayor Radium Hot Springs & Vice Chair RDEK|
|Director||Garry Jackman - Director Area A RDCK|
|Director||Rob Lang - Councillor Kaslo|
|Director||Ron Popoff - Councillor Cranbrook|
|Director||Ange Qualizza - Mayor Fernie|
|Director||Diane Langman - Mayor Warfield|
|Director||Adam Casemore - Director Area C & RDCK|
|Past President||Rob Gay - Director Area C & Chair RDEK|
AKBLG Directors and staff can be reached through:
|c/o 4979 Falcon Drive|
|Fairmont Hot Springs, BC|
Executive Director Carolyn Maher
AKBLG STANDING COMMITTEES 2019-2020
Nominating and Life Member(s): Past Pres. Rob Gay, Dir. Gary Jackman, Dir. Diane Langman, ED Carolyn Maher
Responsible for Nominations for the President, Vice President and Directors at the Annual General Meeting. The procedure followed by the Nominating Committee at the Annual General Meeting is as set out in the Bylaws and Policy. Names for Life Membership nominations are brought to the Executive through the Nominating Committee.
Resolution Committee: Pres. Roly Russell, Dir. Ange Qualizza, Dir. Diane Langman, ED Carolyn Maher
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 AGM is as set out in the AKBLG Bylaws and Policy.
AKBLG COMMITTEES 2019-2020
Finance and Personnel: Past Pres. Rob Gay, Pres. Roly Russell, ED Carolyn Maher
This Committee is made up of the Table Officers and makes recommendations on the Association’s monetary funds. President, Vice President, Past President and Executive Director have signing authority (any two to sign).
Responsible for conducting an Annual Staff Review and makes recommendations to the Executive.
Governance: Dir. Ange Qualizza, Dir. Garry Jackman, ED Carolyn Maher
Responsible for recommending amendments to the AKBLG Constitution, Bylaws and Policy.
Convention and AGM: Dir. Ron Popoff, VP Clara Reinhardt, Dir. Garry Jackman, Dir. Diane Langman, ED Carolyn Maher
This Committee is responsible for the successful roll-out of the annual Convention and AGM. Consistency is maintained from year to year. Any significant adjustments are recommended by Committee and reviewed by the whole Executive.
Celebrating the Kootenays & Boundary: VP Clara Reinhardt, Dir. Diane Langman, ED Carolyn Maher
Showcase the successes of Kootenays and Boundary communities at the Convention and AGM.
Municipal Insurance Association Representative: Past Pres. Rob Gay
This committee is made up of one appointed Executive Member. This appointment is a 3-year term.
Columbia River Treaty Local Government Committee (CRT LGC) AKBLG Representative: Dir. Ange Qualizza
This appointment is a 4-year term as described in the CRT LGC Terms of Reference.
|2019 - 2020||Rob Gay||Director Area C & Chair RDEK|
|2018 - 2019||Debra Kozak||Mayor of Nelson|
|2016 - 2017||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|