I am very proud to have been Area D director for the past term.

Irene Perepolkin

I am very proud to have been Area D director for the past term, casting a vote locally, regionally, provincially and federally as your representative.

My family roots run deep to six generations in this valley and I am proud to call it home.

I believe continuity is important to keep momentum in government and by seeking re-election I can do that.

Having familiarized myself with policies and procedures of regional government and obtaining two levels of certification from the Local Government Leadership Academy, I can move ahead without delays. I also sat as ACP member for nine years under previous directors.

Having chaired to completion the Boundary Agricultural Study, I now would like to move forward with the plan’s recommendations; No. 1 being hiring an agricultural development officer to assist with making Area D a bountiful, growing community with an added value component to sustain our residents. The need for an abattoir is greater then ever.

Courses pertaining to small farm practices are highly sought after by residents. Having recently organized a well-attended course on poultry attested to this; I will continue to research more courses. I also sit as director on the Granby Watershed study committee that goes hand-in-hand with agriculture.

Funds from Area D’s grant-in-aid and gas tax refunds have been allocated to various groups and organizations as requested, including water, agriculture and air studies.

Funds were given to Phoenix Ski Hill, Boundary Museum, Red Cross HELP program, woodworkers and fibre art groups in the form of a place to work from and many others. I believe that change is good only if it is necessary to improve a situation. I have no personal agenda, just a pledge of honesty and full commitment of my time.

– Irene Perepolkin is incumbent Area D director

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