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.


Regional District of Central Okanagan:


Vice Chair Cindy Fortin
District of Peachland, Mayor

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


Director James Baker
District of Lake Country, Mayor

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


Director Colin Basran
City of Kelowna, Mayor

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


Alternate Director TBA


Alternate Director TBA


Alternate Director TBA


Regional District of North Okanagan:


Director Victor Cumming
City of Vernon, Mayor

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


Bob Fleming

Director Bob Fleming
RDNO Electoral Area ‘B’, Director

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


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

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

Alternate Director TBA


Alternate Director TBA


Alternate Director TBA


Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen:


Sue McKortoffChair Sue McKortoff
Town of Osoyoos, Mayor

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


Toni Boot

Director Toni Boot
District of Summerland, Mayor

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


Director Rick Knodel
RDOS Electoral Area ‘C’, Director

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

Alternate Director TBA


Alternate Director TBA


Alternate Director TBA


Water Management Initiative Appointments:


Director Lisa Wilson
Okanagan Nation Alliance

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


Denise NeilsenDirector Denise Neilsen
Okanagan Water Stewardship Council

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


Director Bob Hrasko
Water Supply Association of BC, Chair

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

Alternate Director TBA
Okanagan Nation Alliance

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


Alternate Director TBA
Okanagan Water Stewardship Council

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


Alternate Director Zee Marcolin
Water Supply Association of BC, Director

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