Our Next Meeting
Join Us at Our Next Board Meeting
Date: November 22
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Eugene, ʔaq̓am
If you wish to make a specific presentation to the Board, contact Jane Medlar at 1.800.505.8998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November 22/23 St. Eugene, ʔaq̓am
- January 24/25 Ainsworth
- April 3/4 ʔakisq̓nuk
- May 22/23 Nakusp
- July 17/18 Golden/Field
- September 18/19 Rossland/Warfield
- November 20/21 Radium
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
Chair: Rick Jensen
Vice-Chair: Jocelyn Carver
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
View our 2018/19 Trust Director Attendance Summary for a summary of Trust Director attendance at Board and Committee Meetings for the past fiscal year.
President & 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 Castlegar. He joined the Trust in 2005 after working for several years with CIBC, and has been involved in every aspect of Trust business in a senior leadership role. He became Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012. The Board of Directors appointed him President and CEO in November 2016. He is also the Acting President and Chief Executive Officer for Columbia Power Corporation. Johnny is a graduate of Selkirk College (Diploma in Liberal Arts & Sciences) and the University of Calgary (Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in Finance). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
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.