The Okanagan Basin Water Board has a new board.
From the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, the directors are Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells, Rural Area Director Tom Siddon and Rural Area Director Michael Brydon. From the Regional District of Central Okanagan, the appointees are West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlator, Peachland Mayor Keith Fielding and Kelowna Coun. Gerry Zimmerman. From the Regional District of North Okanagan, the appointees are Rural Area Dir. Rick Fairbairn, Coldstream Coun. Doug Dirk and Vernon Coun. Juliette Cunningham.
Directors Toby Pike representing the Water Supply Association of B.C., Bernie Bauer of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council – technical advisory body to the OBWB Board of Directors and James Pepper of the Okanagan Nation Alliance will also continue to serve on the board.
The Water Board acknowledges those board members not returning and thanks them for their commitment to Okanagan water issues while serving as directors. This includes Lake Country Mayor James Baker, and former councillors Buffy Baumbrough of Vernon, Gordon Clark of Summerland and Graeme James of Kelowna.