Five on ballot for chamber election

Five candidates are on the ballot for four spots on the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism board of directors.

Five candidates are on the ballot for four spots on the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism board of directors.

Thor Clausen, Connie Denesiuk, Arlene Fenrich and Maged Said are all part of the present chamber board.

David Gregory has also put his name forward.

Clausen, an arborist, recently sold his business, Arbortech, to Bartlett Tree Experts.

Denesiuk, a long-time school trustee, is a partner in R. Denesiuk Construction with her husband Bob for more than 30 years.

Fenrich, the owner of Edgy Petals, was the chamber president over the past year.

Said has worked in environmental health and safety with the mining industry around the world. He and his family moved to Summerland in 2003 to open and operate Radio Shack (now Bad Robot Computers and Electronics.) Today he also owns  Mission Bottle Washing Co.

Gregory has served as a municipal councillor for two terms and as Summerland’s mayor for one term. He is also involved in minor hockey and minor baseball.

The board will be elected at the chamber’s annual general meeting on March 12 at Summerland Seniors Village, 12803 Atkinson Road from 5 to 7 p.m.

Advance voting will be held March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Summerland Chamber Office, 15600 Hwy. 97.

 

Chamber vote secret despite names on ballots

The ballots for the upcoming Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism election have a space at the top where voters must put their business name and business number.

But Christine Petkau, manager of the chamber, said the voting process is confidential.

She said the top portion of the ballot, with the business name and license number, is removed at the registration desk before voting takes place.

Those who download a ballot and bring it in will be asked to fold the ballot to cover their votes before staff remove the top portion.

Following the election, the ballots will be destroyed.

The chamber election is open to chamber members who have paid their licenses. Associate members must also be in good standing with their memberships paid in order to vote.

 

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