Community Futures Nicola Valley is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of up to 14 local business people, First Nations, government service agencies, and the financial sector who have extensive knowledge and experience of our local economy. Our Board members represent our region’s population and main economic sectors. Their role is to establish our organizations’ priorities, monitor our performance, and answer to key stakeholders. The Directors are selected by nomination and vote by the current Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The goal of the Community Futures Nicola Valley’s Board of Directors is to seek representation from across the region it serves. The term of each Board of Director two years, with a maximum of nine consecutive years served.
Applications for Board Membership are always welcome. If you have an interest in joining our Board, please download our information package, located at the bottom of this page.
Wéytk (Hello in Shuswap)
It has been 24 years now that I have lived and worked within Merritt. Originally, I grew up in Clinton BC, and completed my schooling in Kamloops. I continued my education with TRU (Thompson River University) small business management, Royal Road University cultural communication master’s program, Douglas College (New Westminster) Autism Outreach Program, and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Early Childhood Educator certification.
As a First Nation I appreciate and practice the cultural values and beliefs I was taught by my elders and mentors. I believe we can never stop learning and experience new opportunities that can come to us if we open the door to let them in.
Some of you might know me from other agencies I work with. (i.e. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Chapter Chair, Merritt Country Run, Youth Suicide Prevention committee, Child & Youth committee, Nicola Valley Food Bank, former High Bar First Nation Chief, etc. Some of my Background includes extensive training and experiences in operation management, financial management, human resources, social and life skill support, facilitation and behavioral Intervention support.
Taking on this role as a Director with Community Futures Nicola Valley, I will show a strong commitment and take the work very seriously. I believe community support service providers should partner whenever possible to better help the community.
I look forward to sharing with you and learning together.
I have resided in the Nicola Valley for over 22 years now.
I am very involved in the Downtown Revitalization and Tourism as well as with Tourism Nicola Valley, the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce, Walk of Stars and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
I have been a City Councillor for the last 4 years and care deeply about the city and the people I serve.
I have been a volunteer with CFNV in various capacities since 1990. I have recently returned to the board. I am a retired CPA with over 20 years working in Health Care, and have a continuing interest in Community Economic Development. I believe these make me a valuable board member.
I have been in the Nicola Valley since 1987 when I purchased land at Stump Lake and later built a home– in 2016, I relocated to the City Of Merritt.
I volunteer in a variety of organizations in the community to do my part in helping our great community.
Tony Luck has recently moved to Merritt and is excited to a part of this vibrant community. He was born in Vancouver and has spent the majority of his family life in the Abbotsford/Mission area raising his family. After an active life and careers in the Lower Mainland he and his wife Wanda are excited about their new adventure in Merritt. Prior to joining Royal LePage Merritt as a Realtor Tony had a rewarding career at Investors Group as a financial adviser after a 26 year career with BC Hydro in various capacities.
Tony has been active in his communities as well. He has served as a director and Vice-Chair of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, Director and Vice-Chair of the Mission Community Foundation and served one term as an elected councillor for the District of Mission. He has also served as a Director of the Fraser Valley Regional District. Tony and his wife Wanda have a large and active family who they love to spend as much time with as possible. They also enjoy spending time riding their Harley and kayaking when they get a chance.
Greg Girard arrived in Merritt 4 years ago on a work assignment. Greg considers himself fortunate to have worked with so many quality people in the Nicola Valley. He has played a big part in many community initiatives, most recently the Hell or High Water Fundraiser, Merritt Community Airport Day, Walk of Stars, highway billboards, Merritt Mountain Biking Association, the national and provincial award-winning Experience Nicola Valley Blogger Platform and Training Program and Experience Merritt tourism website.
Greg, along with his brother Colin, are the co owners of the EH Canada Marketing Group which owns and operates the award-winning ehCanadaTravel.com Adventure Travel Website. The only privately operated national platform in Canada. Greg is an advocate for responsible authentic tourism practices for small towns and small businesses. Prior to EH Canada, Greg was an International Marketing Director for Netlinx in Edmonton Alberta and Dresden Germany.
Greg enjoys hiking, wilderness backpacking, mountain biking and golfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
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