RDOS re-elect Pendergraft, Jakubeit

Mark Pendergraft re-elected to the position of board chair and Andrew Jakubeit re-elected as vice chair.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will stay the course with Mark Pendergraft being re-elected to the position of board chair and Andrew Jakubeit re-elected as vice chair.

Area E director Karla Kozakevich was nominated for both chair and vice chair, however she declined both nominations.

Area F director Michael Brydon was elected to chair the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District board and Judy Sentes was elected as vice chair. Sentes was nominated for chair, however she declined the nomination.

Budget talks took place at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Dec. 3 as renovations to the RDOS office were underway. A few program changes were approved, however Pendergraft said the board of directors is looking into how those changes will look in the scope of the entire budget.

“We did approve a few changes, or tentatively approved a few changes. Everyone there felt the same way, we needed to see what the impact was going to be to the overall budget and go from there,” Pendergraft said.

The RDOS directors will be meeting this week to discuss budget changes in more detail.

“I’m looking forward to another year. I appreciate the board giving me the opportunity to work on their behalf,” Pendergraft said. “I don’t foresee any major changes or anything.”

Pendergraft noted some of the accomplishments of the RDOS board of directors prior to his re-election as board chair. The completion of the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver, the completion of the Kaleden Lakeshore Pedestrian Corridor, entering the second phase of the redevelopment project in Okanagan Falls, beginning the initial phases of the governance study for Area D and continuing work on the Regional Transit Future plan were some examples celebrated by Pendergraft.

“There’s a lot that goes on in this Regional District and in conclusion it was a busy year,” Pendergraft said. “I want to congratulate our staff and thank them for their hard work. We often forget staff do much of the legwork on these projects.”

 

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