Meet the Board

The OBWB has a Board of twelve Directors with designated alternates.

The three Okanagan regional districts appoint three directors each, and the Board also includes representatives from the Okanagan Nation Alliance, the Water Supply Association of BC, and the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council.

Okanagan Basin Water Board - Directors

Pictured (l to r, front row): Dir. Doug Findlater, Vice-Chair Juliette Cunningham, Chair Tracy Gray, Dir. Rick Fairbairn, (l to r, back row) Dir. Sue McKortoff, Dir. Doug Dirk, Dir. Brian Guy, Alt. Dir. Bob Hrasko, Dir. Cindy Fortin, and Dir. Lisa Wilson. Missing: Dirs. Ron Hovanes, Peter Waterman and Toby Pike.


Regional District of Central Okanagan:


Chair Tracy Gray
City of Kelowna, Councillor

c/o City of Kelowna
1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4


Director Cindy Fortin
District of Peachland, Mayor

c/o District of Peachland
5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC V0H 1X7


Director Doug Findlater
District of West Kelowna, Mayor

c/o District of West Kelowna
2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2T6


Alternate Director Patty Hanson
RDCO East Electoral Area, Director

c/o Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4


Alternate Director James Baker
District of Lake Country, Mayor

c/o District of Lake Country
10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC V4V 2M1


Alternate Director Wayne Carson
RDCO Central Okanagan West Electoral Area, Director

c/o Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4


Regional District of North Okanagan:


Vice-Chair Juliette Cunningham
City of Vernon, Councillor

c/o City of Vernon
3400 – 30th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6


Doug DirkDirector Doug Dirk
District of Coldstream, Councillor

c/o District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6


Rick FairbairnDirector Rick Fairbairn
RDNO Electoral Area ‘D’, Director

c/o Regional District of North Okanagan
9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9

Bob Fleming Alternate Director Bob Fleming
RDNO Chair and Electoral Area ‘B’, Director

c/o Regional District of North Okanagan
9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9


Alternate Director Catherine Lord
City of Vernon, Councillor

c/o City of Vernon
3400 – 30th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6


Mike MacnabbAlternate Director Michael Macnabb
RDNO Electoral Area ‘C’, Director

c/o Regional District of North Okanagan
9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9


Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen:


Sue McKortoffDirector Sue McKortoff
City of Osoyoos, Mayor

c/o Town of Osoyoos
8707 Main Street, PO Box 3010, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0


Ron HovanesDirector Ron Hovanes
Town of Oliver, Mayor

c/o Town of Oliver
6150 Main Street, PO Box 638, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0


Peter WatermanDirector Peter Waterman
District of Summerland, Mayor

c/o District of Summerland
13211 Henry Avenue, Box 159 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0

Alternate Director Mark Pendergraft
RDOS Electoral Area ‘A’, Director

c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9


Alternate Director Tom Siddon
RDOS Electoral Area ‘D’, Director

c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9


Toni BootAlternate Director Toni Boot
District of Summerland, Councillor

c/o District of Summerland
13211 Henry Avenue, Box 159 Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0


Water Management Initiative Appointments:


Director Lisa Wilson
Okanagan Nation Alliance

c/o #101-3535 Old Okanagan Hwy, Westbank, BC V4T 3L7


Brian GuyDirector Brian Guy
Okanagan Water Stewardship Council

c/o Okanagan Basin Water Board
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4


Toby PikeDirector Toby Pike
Water Supply Association of BC, Chair

c/o South East Kelowna Irrigation District
P.O. Box 28064 RPO East Kelowna, Kelowna, BC V1W 4A6

Alternate Director TBA
Okanagan Nation Alliance

c/o #101-3535 Old Okanagan Hwy, Westbank, BC V4T 3L7


Denise NeilsenAlternate Director Denise Neilsen
Okanagan Water Stewardship Council

c/o Okanagan Basin Water Board
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4


Alternate Director Bob Hrasko
Water Supply Association of BC, Director

c/o Okanagan Basin Water Board
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4