Once again, Creston Valley elected officials are at the forefront in local government. Area B director John Kettle was acclaimed as chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board Dec. 12.
Two days earlier, Rebecca Huscroft was elected, also by acclamation, chair of the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board of education. Huscroft represents the South Rural Zone.
First elected as Area B director in 2002, Kettle will be entering his fourth year as board chair. He also chairs the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District and Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Council.
“Maybe it was a case of being the devil they know,” Kettle joked after his acclamation. “With 11 rural directors on the board (along with nine municipal representatives) it isn’t easy to find someone they all trust.”
Huscroft was elected to the SD8 board of education in November 2011 and served as vice-chair for the last year. She succeeds Creston trustee Mel Joy, who declined a nomination for the position. Joy served as chair from 2010-13.