Submitted by the RDEK

The Regional District of East Kootenay will be kicking off its 2013 Town Hall Meetings in the Columbia Valley next week.

The goal of the Town Hall Meetings is to create conversations with residents and property owners in Electoral Areas F and G, says Electoral Area F Director Wendy Booth. This year we are also adding an exciting new element. At the Town Hall Meetings in Fairmont and Edgewater, we will be making a presentation to our Electoral Area Volunteers of the Year, so we are looking forward to a good turnout at the meetings.

In addition to the presentations to Volunteers of the Year, Norbert Schab (in Fairmont) and Barb Neraasen (in Edgewater), the Town Hall Meetings will include reports from the Directors and staff on some of the projects and services the Regional District has been working on.

The Town Hall meetings have become an annual event and provide an excellent opportunity for us to communicate with residents on the RDEKs programs and services in their area, says Electoral Area G Director Gerry Wilkie.

The meeting schedule is as follows: Tuesday, June 25th at 7 p.m. at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Wednesday, June 26th at 7 p.m. at Edgewater Community Hall Tuesday, July 2nd at 7 p.m. at Windermere Community Hall and Tuesday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. at Brisco Community Hall.