Councillors receive committee assignments at inaugural Revelstoke council meeting

Revelstoke’s new city councillors took oaths of office on Tuesday.

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Revelstoke's new city council from left: councillor Steven Cross, councillor Jackie Rhind, councillor Rob Elliot, mayor Gary Sulz, councillor Michael Brooks-Hill, councillor Nicole Cherlet and councillor Cody Younker. Photo: City of Revelstoke.

Revelstoke’s newly elected city council met for the first time this afternoon. At the inaugural council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, lawyer Chris Johnston administered the oaths of office for mayor-elect Gary Sulz and councillors-elect Michael Brooks-Hill, Nicole Cherlet, Steven Cross, Rob Elliot, Jackie Rhind and Cody Younker.

Johston, a former Revelstoke city councillor, spoke about the commitment it takes to sit on city council saying it takes a considerable amount of sacrifice of personal time and personal life.

“I thank the outgoing council for their service to the community the past four years and welcome the new council,” said Johnston.

Newly elected mayor Gary Sulz thanked the new council for standing up for the community, but also gave praise to previous councils, and recognizing the work of city staff in aiding council to do its work.

“We are not here today because of one particular group we are here today for every group,” said Sulz.

Revelstoke’s newly elected city council met for the first time on Tuesday,Nov. 6. Photo: Melissa Jameson.

Tuesday’s meeting included the selection of councillors to various select committees and commissions. Here’s a break-down of committees and commissions Revelstoke city councillors will sit on:

Committees

The City of Revelstoke does not have any standing committees and instead uses the committee of the whole, which is comprised of all of council, and involves a less formal process than regular council meetings. Select committees are appointed by council with a minimum of one member of council as a member of the committee dealing with a specific issue or task.

Committee to Approve Public Events: Councillor Steven Cross

Community Social Development Committee: Councillor Jackie Rhind

Environmental Advisory Committee: Councillor Nicole Cherlet

Health Advisory Committee: Councillor Mike Brooks-Hill

Public Art Committee: Councillor Nicole Cherlet

Revelstoke & Area Emergency Management Program Committee: Mayor Gary Sulz and councillor Rob Elliot

Tech Steering Committee: Councillor Nicole Cherlet

Tourism Infrastructure Advisory Committee: Councillor Cody Younker

Youth Advisory Committee: Councillor Cody Younker

Commissions

Advisory Planning Commission: Councillor Rob Elliot

CSRD Economic Development Commission: Councillor Steven Cross (recommended to the CSRD)

Heritage Advisory Commission: Councillor Mike Brooks-Hill

Community Organization Liaison Appointments

Revelstoke (CFDC): Councillor Rob Elliot

Okanagan College (Local Advisory Committee): Councillor Steven Cross

Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Advisory Committee: Councillor Nicole Cherlet

Revelstoke Arts Council: Councillor Nicole Cherlet

Revelstoke Bear Aware Society: Councillor Jackie Rhind

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce: Councillor Cody Younker and councillor Nicole Cherlet

Revelstoke Community Foundation: Councillor Rob Elliot

Revelstoke Community Housing Society: Councillor Mike Brooks-Hill

Revelstoke Local Food Initiative: Councillor Nicole Cherlet

Revelstoke Museum and Archives Association: Councillor Jackie Rhind

Revelstoke Golf Club: Councillor Rob Elliot

Appointments to city operations

Revelstoke Community Energy Corporation: Mayor Gary Sulz and councillors Cody Younker and Mike Brooks-Hill

Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation: Mayor Gary Sulz and councillors Rob Elliot, Jackie Rhind and Steven Cross

Other appointments

Columbia Shuswap Regional District municipal director: Mayor Gary Sulz

Columbia Shuswap Regional District alternate municipal director: Councillor Steven Cross

Board of the Okanagan Regional Library director: Councillor Steven Cross

Board of the Okanagan Regional Library alternate director: Councillor Mike Brooks-Hill

Municipal Insurance Association of BC (MIABC) Board director: Mayor Gary Sulz

Municipal Insurance Association of BC (MIABC) Board alternate director: CAO Allan Chabot

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