Council Committees/Task Force

The primary role of an Advisory Committee is to provide advice, recommendations and a community perspective on municipal initiatives and programs with the exception of the Board of Variance.  The Board of Variance (under Board of Variance Bylaw #4875) operates independently of City Council and considers variances to the Zoning Bylaw on the grounds of hardship.

Joint Biosolids Advisory Committee

Mayor Victor Cumming
City of Vernon Council Representative
Councillor Scott Anderson
City of Vernon Council Representative
Councillor Teresa Durning
Alternate - City of Vernon Council Rep
Councillor Gail Given
City of Kelowna Council Representative
Councillor Ryan Donn
City of Kelowna Council Representative
Councillor Loyal Wooldridge
City of Kelowna Council Representative
Kevin Van Vliet
City of Kelowna Staff Liaison
Chris Ovens
City of Vernon Staff Liaison

Advisory Planning Committee

Mayor Victor Cumming
Council Representative
Councillor Akbal Mund
Alternate Council Rep.
Jamie Paterson
Committee Member
Harpreet Nahal
Committee Member
Monique Hubbs-Michiel
Committee Member
Mark Longworth
Committee Member
VACANT
Committee Member
Don Schuster
Committee Member
Phyllis Kereliuk
Committee Member
VACANT
Committee Member
Joshua Lunn
Committee Member representing Accessibility Issues
Lisa Briggs
Committee Member represent Independent Living Vernon
Doug Neden
Committee Member
Craig Broderick
Staff Liaison

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Councillor Kelly Fehr
Council Representative
Councillor Kari Gares
Council Representative
Councillor Brian Quiring
Alternate Council Representative
Nanette Drobot
BC Housing Representative
Annette Sharkey
Social Planning Council Representative
Megan Thorne
Interior Health Representative
Jayme McKillop
Community at Large Representative
Chuck Winn
Builder Representative
Catherine Lord
Seniors' Representative
Zuni England
Community at Large Representative
Glory Westwell
Habitat for Humanity Representative
Councillor Paul Britton
North Okanagan Regional District - City of Armstrong
Roy Nuriel
Staff Liaison

Audit Committee

Mayor Victor Cumming
Council Representative
Councillor Akbal Mund
Council Representative
Councillor Kari Gares
Council Representative
All Other Members of Council
Alternates

Board of Variance

Caren Walker
Board Member
Frank Cole
Board Member
VACANT
Board Member
VACANT
Board Member
Scott Manjak
Board Member

Climate Action Advisory Committee

Brian Guy, Co-Chair
Business & Commercial
Bill Darnell
Community Stewardship
Stan Eaman
Health & Social Services
Mary Stockdale, Co-Chair
Educators & Educational Inst.
VACANT
Community at Large
Jeremy Fyke
Science, Technology & Environmental Inst.
Ed Wilson
Community at Large
VACANT
Youth Rep.
Nia Hill
Youth Rep.
Alan Gee & Barry Dorval
NON-VOTING Teacher Support
Jenn Comazzetto
School District Board Rep.
Councillor Brian Quiring
Council Rep.
Mayor Victor Cumming
Council Rep (Alternate)
Colleen Marchand
Okanagan Indian Band Representative
VACANT
Youth Rep.

Economic Development Advisory

Mayor Victor Cumming
Chair
Councillor Akbal Mund
Council Representative - Alternate
Jessica Wicks
Accelerate Okanagan
Leigha Horsfield
Community Futures North Okanagan
Peter Kaz
Downtown Vernon Association
Dan Proulx
Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
Jane Lister
Okanagan College
Laura Frank
Regional District of North Okanagan
Richard Toperczer
Province of B.C. - Regional Economic Development Branch
Annette Sharkey
Social Planning Council
John Perrott
Staff Liaison
Colin Wilson
UBC Okanagan

Emergency Measures Policy/Planning

Mayor Victor Cumming
Council Representative

Finance

Mayor Victor Cumming
Council Representative
Councillor Akbal Mund
Council Representative
Councillor Kari Gares
Council Representative
All Council Members
Alternate

Greater Vernon Advisory Committee

Mayor Victor Cumming
Director
Councillor Akbal Mund
Director
Councillor Kelly Fehr
Director
Councillor Scott Anderson
Alternate at Large
Councillor Teresa Durning
Alternate at Large
Councillor Kari Gares
Alternate at Large

North Okanagan Regional District

Mayor Victor Cumming
Director
Councillor Akbal Mund
Director
Councillor Kari Gares
Director
Councillor Brian Quiring
Director
Councillor Kelly Fehr
Alternate at Large
Councillor Scott Anderson
Alternate at Large
Councillor Teresa Durning
Alternate at Large

Okanagan Basin Water Board

Council Representative
Mayor Victor Cumming

Parcel Tax Roll Review

Mayor Victor Cumming
Committee Member
Councillor Akbal Mund
Committee Member
Councillor Kari Gares
Committee Member

Tourism Commission

Councillor Teresa Durning
Council Representative
Mayor Victor Cumming
Alternate - Council Representative
Claus Larsen
Accommodation Provider Rep.
Chelsea Pihach
Accommodation Provider Rep.
Bobby Bissessar
Accommodation Provider Rep.
Gale Woodhouse
Arts & Culture Rep.
Dauna Kennedy
Arts & Culture Rep.
Janine Collard
Attractions Sector Rep
Brett Woods
Biking Sector Rep
Michael Van Horne
Golf Sector Rep
Clinton Bialas
Restaurant Sector Rep
Troy Hudson
Ski Sector Rep
Vicki Proulx
Sports & Events
Richard Rolke
Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Rep
Peter Kaz
Downtown Vernon Association
VACANT
Okanagan Indian Band Rep
Ian Jenkins
Silver Star Mountain Resort Rep (Non-Voting)
Clara Snedden
Accommodation Provider Rep.

Transportation Advisory Committee

Councillor Scott Anderson
Council Appointment
Councillor Akbal Mund
Alternate - Council Rep.
VACANT
Downtown Vernon Association
Dan Proulx
Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
Janelle Rimell
Interior Health
Chelsea Mossey
BC Transit
Terry Dyck
SENS
Christopher Carroll
Cycling Community
Kyla Kongsdorf
Independent Living Vernon
Givonna De Bruin
Community at Large
Linda De Groot
Community at Large
Rosemary Harryman
Seniors' Community
Ellen Croy
Staff Liaison