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Okanagan Regional Library Welcomes New Board Members

by ORL Marketing | Feb 21, 2023

The Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce the appointment of 15 new members to its board of directors.

These dedicated individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience and expertise. They will play a crucial role in shaping the future direction of the library and ensuring that it continues to provide valuable resources and services to the communities it serves.

"We are thrilled to welcome our new board members and look forward to working with them to provide the best possible library experience for our patrons," said Danielle Hubbard, CEO of the Okanagan Regional Library. "Their diverse perspectives and skills will be invaluable as we strive to meet the evolving needs of our communities and adapt to the changing landscape of library services."

The new board members are:

  • Neil Todd, Armstrong
  • David Ramey, Enderby
  • John Manuel, Golden 
  • Tracy Henderson, Keremeos
  • Cara Reed, Lake Country
  • Myers Bennett, Osoyoos
  • Terry Condon, Peachland
  • Tim Palmer, Revelstoke
  • Sylvia Lindgren, Salmon Arm, Policy & Planning Chair
  • Erin Trainer, Summerland
  • Tasha Da Silva, West Kelowna
  • Kevin Kraft, Regional District of Central Okanagan
  • Dean Trumbley, Regional District of Columbia Shuswap
  • Allysa Hopkins, Regional District of North Okanagan
  • Sara Tronson, Westbank First Nation

Returning Board members are:

  • Pat Cochrane, Coldstream
  • Loyal Wooldridge, Kelowna, Board Chair 
  • Lori Mindnich, Lumby, Personnel Chair
  • David Mattes, Oliver, Board Vice-Chair
  • George Elliott, Princeton
  • Bob Evans, Sicamous
  • Todd York, Spallumcheen
  • Kari Gares, Vernon, Finance Chair
  • Subrina Monteith, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

The Okanagan Regional Library serves over 400,000 residents in the interior of BC and operates 30 branch locations. It offers a wide range of materials and services, including books, ebooks, magazines, databases, and programs for all ages.

We are confident that with the support of our new board members, the Okanagan Regional Library will continue to thrive and be an essential resource for our communities.