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 2024, Director Parker was elected as Chairperson, with Director Brienen as the Vice-Chairperson.

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Standing & Select Committees

The purpose of Standing & Select Committees is to allow for a number of issues relating to a specific function within the Regional District to be dealt with separately from the Board Meeting. Examples of standing & select committees within the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako include:

  • The Connectivity Committee is working on the topic of connectivity throughout the regional district and is comprised of all Rural Directors from Electoral Areas A through G.
  • The Rural Directors Committee deals with rural issues and is comprised of all Rural Directors from Electoral Areas A through G.

Each December, the Regional District Board appoints committee chairs upon recommendation from the Chairperson. The Board Chairperson is automatically an ex-officio member, and a voting member of standing and select committees, with additional membership typically including the Board Members from the service and/or funding areas.