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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 2019, Director Thiessen was elected as Chairperson, with Director Parker 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 Dolores Funk Village of Burns Lake 1
Councillor Kim Watt-Senner Village of Fraser Lake 1
Mayor Bev Playfair District of Fort St. James 1
Mayor Brad Layton Village of Telkwa 1
Mayor Linda McGuire Village of Granisle 1
Electoral Areas
Director Mark Fisher (A) Smithers Rural 2
Director Michael Riis-Christianson (B) Burns Lake Rural 1
Director Tom Greenaway (C) Fort St. James Rural 1
Director Mark Parker (D) Fraser Lake Rural 1
Director Clint Lambert (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 2018

Board with Judge and RCMP

Top Row L/R: Dolores Funk, Mark Parker, Gerry Thiessen, Brad Layton, Michael Riis-Chritianson., Clint Lambert, Mark Fisher, Judge Doulis, RCMP Corporal Willcocks, Taylor Bachrach, Shane Brienen, Sarrah Storey, Tom Greenaway, Linda McGuire, Jerry Petersen and Beverley Playfair.  Missing from the Photo:  Rob Newell.