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About the TNRD Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The TNRD Board is comprised of 27 members, including:

  • One (1) Director from each of the 10 TNRD Electoral Areas. 
  • One (1) Director from each of the 10 smaller TNRD Member Municipalities
  • Seven (7) Directors from the City of Kamloops

Each of the 10 Electoral Area Directors are elected or acclaimed directly to the TNRD Board of Directors. Each Municipal Director is appointed by their respective mayor and council. The TNRD does not preside over which council member(s) from a member municipality sit on the TNRD Board of Directors.

Each year, at the inaugural meeting (the first meeting after November 1), legislation from the Province of BC requires regional district boards of directors to elect one Director to serve as Chair of the Board and one Director to serve as Vice-Chair. The Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the TNRD, as established in legislation by the Province of B.C.

Board Contacts:

Director Name

Jurisdiction

Email Address

David Laird

Electoral Area “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – North)

director.dlaird@tnrd.ca

Lee Onslow

Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters)

director.lonslow@tnrd.ca

Herb Graham

Electoral Area “N” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – South)

herbgraham@telus.net

Jill Hayward

Electoral Area “O” (Lower North Thompson)

director.jhayward@tnrd.ca

Michael Grenier

Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country)

director.mgrenier@tnrd.ca

Tricia Thorpe

Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country)

director.tthorpe@tnrd.ca

Lee Morris

Electoral Area “P” (Rivers and the Peaks)

director.lmorris@tnrd.ca

Douglas Haughton

Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands)

director.dhaughton@tnrd.ca

Jim Smith

Electoral Area “E” (Bonaparte Plateau)

director.jsmith@tnrd.ca

Usoff Tsao

Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country)

director.utsao@tnrd.ca

Barbara Roden

Village of Ashcroft

broden@ashcroftbc.ca

Ward Stamer

District of Barriere

mayor@barriere.ca

John Ranta

Village of Cache Creek

director.jranta@tnrd.ca

David Lepsoe

Village of Chase

director.dlepsoe@tnrd.ca

Robin Smith

District of Logan Lake

rsmith@loganlake.ca

Denise O’Connor

Village of Lytton

director.doconner@tnrd.ca

Michael Goetz

City of Merritt

director.mgoetz@tnrd.ca

Al Raine

Mountain Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks

araine@sunpeaksmunicipality.ca

Merlin Blackwell

District of Clearwater

director.mblackwell@tnrd.ca

Roland Stanke

Village of Clinton

director.rstanke@tnrd.ca

Reid Hamer-Jackson

City of Kamloops

director.rhamerjackson@tnrd.ca

Katie Neustaeter

City of Kamloops

kneustaeter@kamloops.ca

Bill Sarai

City of Kamloops

bsarai@kamloops.ca

Mike O’Reilly

City of Kamloops

moreilly@kamloops.ca

Kelly Hall

City of Kamloops

khall@kamloops.ca

Margot Middleton

City of Kamloops

mmiddleton@kamloops.ca

Dale Bass

City of Kamloops

director.dbass@tnrd.ca

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