Our Next Meeting
Join Us at Our Next Board Meeting
Date: September 24/25 (AGM)
Location: Castlegar – in-person and virtual, details to come
If you wish to make a specific presentation to the Board, contact Jane Medlar at 1.800.505.8998 or email@example.com.
- September 24/25 (AGM)
- November 26/27 – Creston
The Trust is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. The five regional districts in the Basin and the Ktunaxa Nation Council each nominate a director, and the Province of BC nominates the remaining six directors. The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes all final appointments to the Board. All directors must reside in the Basin.
Board of Directors
Jocelyn Carver, Chair
David Raven, Vice-Chair
Bill van Yzerloo
These are committees whose permanent existence is of fundamental importance to the ongoing effective governance of the Trust.
Finance and Audit Committee
These are committees intended to address issues in the short term, and to be dissolved upon completion of their duties.
Housing Initiatives Committee
Climate Resilience Committee
View our 2020/21 Trust Directory Attendance Summary for a summary of Trust Director attendance at Board and Committee Meetings for the past fiscal year.
President and CEO
Following the policies and directives of the Board, the President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the day-to-day operations that help us fulfill our mission.
|Johnny Strilaeff was born and raised in the Basin region. He joined the Trust in 2005 after working for several years in the financial services sector. He became Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012, and the Board of Directors promoted him to President and CEO in November 2016. In 2017 Johnny also assumed Acting CEO responsibilities for Columbia Power Corporation, and following a reorganization he continues to have oversight responsibilities for all power project related business.
Johnny attended Selkirk College prior to completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary (with a concentration in Finance) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Johnny lives in Castlegar with his wife Tracy.
Aimee Ambrosone - Executive Director, Delivery of Benefits
Brandon Haney - Executive Director, Power Operations
Delphi Hoodicoff - Director, Communications
Christine Lloyd - Executive Director, Finance & Operations
Tim O'Doherty - Director, Investments & Economic Development
The Trust has several wholly and partially owned subsidiaries. Many of these are non-operating in nature and are in place for commercial and legal reasons to hold our investments and assets. View our annual report for a list.
We may also set up active subsidiaries to deliver on specific initiatives. These have operational Boards made up of Trust Board members, industry experts and others as appropriate. The Trust’s Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for these subsidiaries.
Here are our current active subsidiaries and their Board members:
Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation
Columbia Basin Development Corporation
One way the Trust involves Basin residents in its work is through its advisory committees. The Trust maintains various types of advisory committees at any given time. Committee members provide community perspectives, subject-matter expertise and strategic advice on the Trust’s activities and priorities and how we deliver benefits to the region. We convene new committees on an as needed basis to help guide development and delivery of our programs.
Committee members also help inform their communities (geographic and communities of interest) about Trust programs and opportunities.
The Trust strives to have its advisory committees include residents from different Basin communities, offering a variety of perspectives.
Our current advisory committees are listed below.
Environment Advisory Committee
Social Advisory Committee
Environment Grants Evaluation Committee
Helps evaluate grant applications and provides input on the environment program. Read the Terms of Reference.
Social Grants Evaluation Committee
Helps evaluate grant applications and provides input on the social program. Read the Terms of Reference.
Impact Investment Adjudication Committee
Helps adjudicate the applications under the Impact Investment Fund and provides input on the program.