The new chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay is Nakusp mayor Karen Hamling.
She’s been involved in municipal politics for almost twenty years.
She points to the fact that she’s helped secure $8 million in funding over the past decade as a signal she has a good working relationship with the Province and Feds.
Hamling received more votes among the RDCK directors than Garry Jackman who was also nominated.
She becomes the first female chair in the 49 year history of the RDCK board.
*Picture – Hamling (2nd from left) with other RD directors at inaugural meeting