Regional district board elects new chair, vice chair

Keremeos Director Bauer fails in bid for either seat

Regional district Administration Secretary Gillian Cramm holds the ballot box while Penticton Director Andrew Jakubeit inserts his ballot during regional district elections on December 5.

The Regional District Okanagan Similkameen Board of Directors elected their chair and vice chair at the inaugural meeting of 2014 on December 5.

Osoyoos rural Director Mark Pendergraft and Keremeos Director Manfred Bauer squared off in a two way race for the chair person position. Incumbent Pendergraft, who replaced former Chair Dan Ashton after he left the regional district to run provincially earlier this year, succeeded in being elected for 2014.

The vice chair position was also a two way race, this time between incumbent Keremeos Director Bauer and Penticton Director Gary Litke, with Litke prevailing.

Summerland Director Janice Perrino was returned as chair of the regional district hospital board, with Penticton Director Judy Sentes elected vice chair. Both positions were filled by acclamation.



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