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The Regional District Board is made up of 15 elected and appointed directors. The seven rural directors are elected by the public while the eight municipal directors are appointed by their respective council to sit on the board. Each director appoints an alternate director to provide voting representation at all Standing Committee and Board meetings when that Director is absent/unable to attend.

The Regional District Board elects a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among its members in December of each year. For the year 2016, Director Miller was elected as Chairperson, with Director Thiessen as the Vice-Chairperson.

Director Representing No. of Votes
Incorporated Communities
Mayor Taylor Bachrach Town of Smithers 2
Mayor Shane Brienen District of Houston 2
Mayor Gerry Thiessen District of Vanderhoof 2
Mayor Chris Beach Village of Burns Lake 1
Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom Village of Fraser Lake 1
Mayor Rob MacDougall District of Fort St. James 1
Mayor Darcy Repen Village of Telkwa 1
Councillor Thomas Liversidge Village of Granisle 1
Electoral Areas
Director Mark Fisher (A) Smithers Rural 2
Director Bill Miller (B) Burns Lake Rural 1
Director Tom Greenaway (C) Fort St. James Rural 1
Director Mark Parker (D) Fraser Lake Rural 1
Director Eileen Benedict (E) Francois/Ootsa Rural 1
Director Jerry Petersen (F) Vanderhoof Rural 2
Director Rob Newell (G) Houston Rural 1
  Total Number of Votes 20

Board of Directors 2015

DirectorsGroupPhoto Top Row L/R: Rob Newell, Luke Strimbold, Jerry Petersen, Thomas Liversidge, Taylor Bachrach, Shane Brienen, Gerry Thiessen, Dwayne Lindstrom, Bill Miller, Tom Greenway, Mark Fisher, Rob MacDougall.
Front Row L/R: Ralph Roy, Honorable Judge William Jackson, Eileen Benedict. Missing from Photo: Darcy Repen
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