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

PresidentRoly Russell - Director Area D & Chair RDKB
Vice PresidentClara Reinhardt - Mayor Radium Hot Springs & Vice Chair RDEK
DirectorGarry Jackman - Director Area A RDCK
DirectorRob Lang - Councillor Kaslo
DirectorRon Popoff - Councillor Cranbrook
DirectorAnge Qualizza - Mayor Fernie
DirectorDiane Langman - Mayor Warfield
DirectorAdam Casemore - Director Area C & RDCK
Past PresidentRob Gay - Director Area C & Chair RDEK

AKBLG Directors and staff can be reached through:

  
Email: ed@akblg.ca
Phone: (250) 688-0650
Mailing: AKBLG
c/o 4979 Falcon Drive
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
V0B 1L1

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.


Past Presidents

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