New board reps should be good for Similkameen brand

he Lower Similkameen will have new voices representing their interests on the regional district board over the next three years

The Lower Similkameen will have new voices representing their interests on the regional district board over the next three years as all three Similkameen directors are new to the task.

While we do not expect to see much in the way of a new direction being taken to the board by the new directors,  we do expect there will be new atitudes and ideas about local governance  brought to the board table.

The Lower Similkameen’s new directors have little experience at regionial district level, but appear to be quick to learn, in addition to having energy, drive, and a willingness to be inclusive.

At least that’s what they intimated during the campaign – and since the election, have indicated they are practising what they preached as they meet with other officials in the Similkameen to discuss issues and get to know one another.

The Similkameen’s voice on the board has historically, been limited, overwhelmed by Okanagan issues and outnumbered by Okanagan board members. This year’s board representation appears to be savvy, concerned and connected when it comes to addressing local issues.That, hopefully, will translate into a united front that can effectively bring Similkameen input to the attention of the rest of the members – input that is thoughtful and reasoned in approach – and respected by the rest of the board.

The enhanced status these new politicans can bring to the table will go a long way towards improving the Similkameen brand in local circles – something that should be good news for everyone.

 

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