DeRosa appointed to Columbia Basin Trust board of directors

Trail’s Gord DeRosa is one of three new directors appointed for a two-year term on the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) board this year.

Trail’s Gord DeRosa is one of three new directors appointed for a two-year term on the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) board this year.

DeRosa, councillor for the City of Trail, David Raven, Mayor of Revelstoke, and Andru McCracken Mayor of Valemount, were appointed to contribute fresh perspectives and ideas to the CBT’s community contributions.

“We are fortunate to have these new members who have strong ties to the region, are passionate about serving their region and communities and have valuable experience to offer CBT,” said Garry Merkel, CBT Board Chair, in a recent press release.

“We also need to thank and recognize the commendable contributions of departing members Bill Trewella (former Mayor of Warfield), Ron Oszust and Bob Smith.”

DeRosa  has been heavily involved with the community of Trail for over 25 years, and continues to make fundamental contributions to the community—both values are lessons that he credits his father for.

“My immigrant father told me to dedicate myself to building my community; to do less would leave me unfulfilled at life’s end,” he said. “Accordingly, I now serve my Columbia River Basin community,”

Existing board members (include Wendy Booth, Kim Deane, Greg Deck, Cindy Gallagher, Garry Merkel, Am Naqvi, Laurie Page and Paul Peterson) meet three times a year in several communities located within the Basin.

The CBT works towards social, economic and environmental improvements for all of the Basin communities. The Basin directors are dedicated to the community, but DeRosa is particularly eager to get involved and start making improvements.

“It’s with a sense of pride I receive my appointment to CBT’s Board,” said DeRosa. “I recognize the virtuous contributions by those who have gone before me, and will diligently endeavor to complement and contribute to the board.“

Residents of the area are encouraged to attend the next CBT meeting, it will take place on May 25 at 4 p.m. at the Columbia Basin Trust building in Castlegar.