Our Board of Directors identifies goals and objectives for the upcoming year through strategic planning. Staff then is charged with the task of delivering on these goals. The Board meets eight times per year at which time the Executive Director provides a progress report and receives input from the Board.
Board Recruitment, Nominations & Term
Board candidates are recruited by referrals, invitations, expressions of interest and qualifications. New Directors are nominated and elected at CFSK’s Annual General Meeting in June. A Director may serve up to a maximum of 9 consecutive terms.
CFSK Board of Directors
Beverley Benson (she/her)
Administration and human resources specialist.
Ingrid Hope (she/her)
Entrepreneur, business owner and bookkeeper.
Fruitvale / Area A, BC
Wayne Kelly (he/him)
Morning radio host, media coach and consultant.
Gerald Klassen – Chair (he/him)
Small business owner, consultant and entrepreneur.
Ken LeRose (he/him)
Finance, entrepreneurship and marketing.
Joan Muffly (she/her)
Small business owner, entrepreneur, human resources, administration in private and public sectors.
Danielle Peet (she/her)
Entrepreneur and owner of an events business, working with many different non-profit and business organizations in our area.
Gerry Woodhouse – Vice Chair (he/him)
Entrepreneur, businessman and strong community supporter.
In addition to the Board of Directors, Community Futures South Kootenay has three committees. Each committee is chaired by a Director on the Board, and all Board and committee members live in the South Kootenay area. Directors and volunteers on committees are often business people, educators, professionals and active community volunteers with an interest in economic prosperity through community involvement.
Also known as an Investment Review Committee, CFSK’s Loans Committee approves or rejects requests for financing and meets on an as-needed basis. This Committee is comprised of the following Directors and non-board community volunteers:
Gerry Woodhouse (Chair)
Carla Plotnikoff (Vice-Chair)
CFSK’s Loans Manager Tamara Rotach and Executive Director Erik Kalacis also attend Loans Committee meetings.
Community Economic Development (CED) Committee
This Committee researches and develops CED projects that create positive economic impact in our region. This Committee is chaired by a Director and is comprised of Directors and community volunteers. The Community Economic Development Coordinator and Executive Director attend Committee meetings.
Self Employment Committee
This Committee reviews and approves Self Employment Program applications. The Committee is comprised of Directors and community volunteers.
This Committee reviews year end financial before they are presented to the Board for final approval. The Committee is comprised of 3 Directors and the General manager.
Join our Team. Make an Impact.
If you live in our region, have a passion for entrepreneurial leadership and are interested in serving as a Board Director or on one of our committees, we invite you to complete an initial Volunteer Assessment Form. Please return your completed form to our office at 825 Spokane Street, Trail B.C. or via email to email@example.com. To learn more about the policies, mandates, and vision of Community Futures of South Kootenay please view our Director Information Package.