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Government / Bear Lake Community Commission

Regional District Boards may, by bylaw, establish one or more local communities within an electoral area to be administered by local community commissions. In 1998, the Bear Lake Local Community Commission was established.

The Commission administers the following local services in the community of Bear Lake:

  • fire protection
  • street lighting
  • cemetery
  • ambulance station
  • recreation facilities
  • community water services

Elections for Commissioners are held every three years at the same time as the General Local Elections and the election is administered by the Regional District. A Chair and Vice-Chair of the Commission are elected annually at the inaugural meeting held on the last Tuesday of November each year.

Current Membership

The Commission comprises four (4) locally elected Commissioners and one ex-officio Commissioner (the Director for Electoral Area G-Crooked River-Parsnip). The Commissioners are:

  • Wayne Rose - Commission Chair
  • Valerie Franklin - Commissioner Vice-Chair
  • Ton Van Der Ploeg - Commissioner
  • Shellie Erickson - Commissioner
  • Terry Burgess - Director, Electoral Area 'G'

Contact Information for the Bear Lake Community Commission Office

Monthly Meeting Schedule