Kelowna city councillor re-elected water board chair

Kelowna Capital News / Lake Country News – February 7, 2018

Kelowna city councillor Tracy Gray will serve a second term as chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

Gray was lone candidate for the position, as was vice-chair nominee Juliette Cunningham, a Vernon city councillor.

Gray, who has served as Kelowna council rep on the board for the last three years, said two key issues facing the water board in 2018 will be the invasive mussel awareness and prevention campaign along with the impact of climate change on our water system.

“Floodplain imagery mapping is going to be an important part of what we do going forward to reduce the impact of flooding,” Gray said.

“Last year was not a one-in-a-hundred year event, it is the new norm that we all have to adjust to. It’s not a political issue, the changes are happening before us and we have to address it. ”

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