Joe was born and raised here in the Nicola Valley, attending local school and then finding local work.
After twenty-eight years of residence here in Merritt and several years spent helping run a small business in the downtown, Joe is ecstatic to be a part of Community Futures and assist in their objectives. Watching Merritt grow and change has been exciting but being able to take part in shaping Merritt's future has been a dream come true.
Joanne is a born and raised, 5th generation Merrittonian!
Much of her employment has been in community and client engagement along with some tourism experience. She has many years of Administration experience and has also worked in employment services in Merritt and the Lower Mainland.
Quote.. "I am excited to be back working at Community Futures Nicola Valley and looking forward to engaging once more with Merritt and the Nicola Valley!
Meagan is the Owner of Preston Communications and Consulting located in Merritt, British Columbia. With over 20 years of corporate experience in business, she offers support services like marketing, communications, research projects, technical and grant writing as well as career, program, and business development strategies. Her well rounded background allows her to work with a variety of businesses requiring short term or contract support. Over the last several years Meagan has assisted and worked for organizations like WorkBC, Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures, and the Interior Logging Association, as well as assisting with multiple provincially and Not-For-Profit funded projects focused on business. She is currently working under contract for Community Futures Nicola Valley as the Program Ambassador for the Disaster Recovery Economic Adjustment Initiative (DREAI) and Taking Care of Business Program to assist Merritt businesses in further recovery efforts from the fires and floods of 2021.