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.
Top Row: Colleen Jones, Kevin McIsaac, Bill Wenman
Middle Row: Clara Reinhardt (President), Kathy Moore, Keith Page
Front Row: Ron Popoff, Cyra Yunkws (Vice President), Rob Lang
AKBLG Executive - 2021-2022
|President||Clara Reinhardt - Mayor, Radium Hot Springs|
|Vice President||Cyra Yunkws - Councillor, Village of Warfield|
|Director||Bill Wenman - Councillor, Village of Fruitvale|
|Director||Colleen Jones - Councillor, City of Trail|
|Director||Rob Lang - Councillor, Village of Kaslo|
|Director||Kathy Moore - Mayor, City of Rossland|
|Director||Kevin McIsaac - Councillor, City of Fernie|
|Director||Keith Page - Councillor, City of Nelson|
|Director||Ron Popoff - Councillor Cranbrook|
|Administrative Coordinator||Linda Tynan|
AKBLG Directors and staff can be reached through:
|Mailing:||AKBLG c/o 816 Sproat Drive|
AKBLG STANDING COMMITTEES 2020-2021
Finance and HR & Personnel: Clara Reinhardt (Chair), Adam Casemore, Rob Gay
The purpose of the Human Resource and Personnel Committee of the Association of the Kootenay Boundary Local Government (AKBLG) is to ensure the Executive is meeting its obligations relating to human resources and compensation matters and establishing plans for continuity of management.
The Finance Committee makes recommendations on the Association’s monetary funds. President, Vice President, Past President and Executive Director have signing authority (any two to sign).
Nominating and Life Member(s): Rob Gay (Chair), Cyra Yunkws, Keith Page
The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to develop a formal procedure for engaging our membership to allow them to have a fair opportunity to nominate/ be nominated for Executive positions at the Annual General Meeting.
Names for Life Membership nominations are brought to the Executive through the Nominating Committee.
AKBLG COMMITTEES 2020-2021
Resolution Committee: Adam Casemore (Chair), Ron Popoff, Kevin McIsaac
The Resolutions Committee is responsible for engaging the membership in a timely manner to put out a Call for Resolutions and adds value by reviewing and editing resolutions for communities, followed by facilitating the Resolutions session of the AGM.
Policy and Constitution: Rob Lang (Chair), Kevin McIsaac, Cyra Yunkws
The purpose of the Policy Committee is to review the governing documents of the organization and establish whether they are consistent with the actual or desired organizational practices. The Policy Committee is also responsible to ensure effective orientation of new Executive members by providing a Board Manual.
Convention and AGM: Ron Popoff (Co-Chair), Rob Lang (Co-Chair), Adam Casemore, Keith Page
The purpose of the Convention and Annual General Meeting (AGM) Committee is to organize and conduct the business of the AKBLG which includes; presenting approved financial reports, executing the election of officers, moving through Resolutions and to allow our membership to hear presentation from the Executive. The goals of the Convention are to support the membership by providing education opportunities and advocacy.
CURRENT EXTERNAL APPOINMENTS
Municipal Insurance Association Representative: Rob Gay
This committee is made up of one appointed Executive Member. The appointment is a 3-year term. Expiry is 2022.
Columbia River Treaty Local Government Committee (CRT LGC) AKBLG Representative: Clara Reinhardt
This appointment is a 4-year term as described in the CRT LGC Terms of Reference. Expiry is 2023.
|2020 - 2021||Rob Gay||Director Area C & Chair RDEK|
|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|