Members of Summerland council were named to committees and boards for the coming term.
For the coming term, some changes have been made to the structure of the committees, with one disbanded and a new committee several new liaison roles added.
Mayor Janice Perrino said the new Economic Strategic Action Committee was set up to set the direction for economic growth.
It is not a replacement for the role of an economic development officer, she added.
The liaison roles were added to deal with complaints and help to provide better service for the public.
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen: Janice Perrino, Bruce Hallquist, Orv Robson (alternate.)
Parcel Tax Roll Review Committee (Court of Revision): Janice Perrino, Lloyd Christopherson (alternate.)
Finance Committee: Bruce Hallquist (Chair,) Robert Hacking, Orv Robson. Three members of the public also serve on this committee.
Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism: Robert Hacking, Martin Van Alphen (alternate.)
Community Cultural Development Committee: Martin Van Alphen, Orv Robson (alternate.)
Design Committee: Robert Hacking, Orv Robson (alternate.)
Parks and Recreation: Lloyd Christopherson, Robert Hacking (alternate.)
Heritage Advisory Commission/Museum: Peter Waterman, Lloyd Christopherson (alternate.)
Library Board and Friends of the Library: Peter Waterman, Orv Robson (alternate.)
Protective Services: Orv Robson, Peter Waterman (alternate.)
Economic Strategic Action Committee: Janice Perrino, Martin Van Alphen, Robert Hacking and six members of the business community.
Council Liaison for Improvement of Service: Development Services: Peter Waterman (to work closely with public works and engineering.)
Council Liaison for Improvement of Service for Engineering and Public Works including Electrical: Martin Van Alphen (to work closely with planning.)
Council Liaison for Improvement of Service for Finance: Bruce Hallquist.
The municipality’s Public Works Committee has been discontinued, but items from the public works department will be put onto the Committee of the Whole agenda.
Perrino said removing this committee was done to involve all of council in discussions about works.
Acting mayors named
The six councillors will each take their turns as acting mayors and with radio call-in responsibilities.
December/January Bruce Hallquist
February Lloyd Christopherson
March Orv Robson
April Peter Waterman
May Martin Van Alphen
June Robert Hacking
July Bruce Hallquist
August Peter Waterman
September Lloyd Christopherson
October Robert Hacking
November Martin Van Alphen
December Orv Robson