Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen has appointed Sheilagh Seaton as the board chair.
Seaton was appointed at the annual general meeting on Sept. 15.
She takes over the role from Jaymie Atkinson of Princeton.
“I am honoured to be appointed the Chair of the CFOS Board and I am enthusiastic about working with our talented board members and staff as we continue to be a catalyst in our region for economic development, entrepreneurship and training,” Seaton said.
“These elements are key to building healthy and strong communities and I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to success of the CFOS in its effort to provide this support for our region.”
In addition, new members were appointed to the board.
The new members are Kelly Marshall of Summerland, Gil Szabo of Penticton, Dan Bauer of Osoyoos, Tara Atkinson of Princeton and Brenda Gould of Hedley.
Rory McIvor and George Stayberg, both of Penticton, have retired from the board. Both have served since 1984.
Other retiring members were Linda Larson of Oliver, Jeff Rowe of Keremeos, and Jack Lank, Barb Sheppard and Jane Coady, all from Penticton.
Community Futures marked its 30th anniversary last year,
Since its inception, Community Futures has invested more than $30 million in small businesses in the region and has assisted with the expansion and start-up of more than 1,500 businesses.