Riley Gettens (right) beat out Rick Hatch (left) and two other candidates for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen’s Area F director position. File photo

Riley Gettens named director Area F region of RDOS

New director for West Bench/Okanagan Lake West

Riley Gettens will be representing Area F (Okanagan Lake West/West Bench) on the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen board of directors.

Gettens received 290 votes in the 2018 civic election, winning over Leah Schulting (170 votes), Rick Hatch (141 votes) and Ashley Jestin.

Gettens, who moved to the West Bench area in 2007, has worked with community organizations, including efforts to keep West Bench Elementary School open in 2015, when the provincial Ministry of Education was encouraging local school boards to consider closures.

She replaces outgoing director Michael Brydon, who has served the area since 2008.

Related: Area F candidates present platforms, discuss needs of diverse region

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