The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting and election of officers Wednesday, March 21st to a packed room as part of the monthly luncheon.
For the first time in memory ballots were cast to elect four directors to a two year term.
“There was certainly a buzz in the room as the members were preparing to fill out their ballots. We have seven candidates vying for four positions,” said Chamber executive director David D. Hull. “It was good to see the membership having a say in the make up of the board and not just an acclamation slate being presented.”
The new board will take the helm April 1st.
Elected by Acclamation to Serve a One Year Term;
Chair – Wesley Rogers – Rella Paolini & Rogers
Vice Chair – Jason Fast – East Kootenay Community Credit Union
Past Chair – Chris Botterill – Genex Marketing
Treasurer – David Stypula – Stypula Financial Group, CIBC Wood Gundy
Directors Elected to a Two Year Term – ending March 31, 2020
Julie Godsave – JAG Resources
Rachel Lucas – Columbia Basin Trust
Sharrie Paulsen – Hub Insurance
Sandra Van Steijn – St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
Directors Completing a Two Year Term – ending March 31, 2019
Ryan Gibbard – McElhanney Consulting Services
Tracey Whiting – College of the Rockies
Frank Vanden Broek – Sun Life Financial
Christine Hoechsmann – The Bedroom Furniture Gallery
– From the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce