Mayor & Council

Kimberley’s Mayor and Council are elected by general election every four years. They have strong ties to the community and are responsible for ensuring that Kimberley’s best interests are considered in decision-making processes.

Should you wish to speak to a Councillor regarding an issue of concern to you, click on their name below to find their contact information and biography.

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Correspondence & confidentiality

Any correspondence addressed to Mayor and/or Council is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Therefore, it becomes public information once received by the City and may be published in a meeting agenda.  If you do not wish your name and address to be made public (please see the exception regarding confidentiality below), you are requested to inform the Corporate Administration Office by phone at 250.427.9658 or email at nthurman@kimberley.ca by Thursdays at 1:30 pm; otherwise the correspondence may be published in its entirety.

Please note this exception: Confidentiality does not apply for correspondence addressed to Mayor and/or Council regarding the subject of, and notice of, a public hearing or public meeting, development application consideration, or other public processes and statutory notices. Correspondence of this nature will be included, in its entirety, in public information packages and will be part of the public record.

 

Don McCormick

Mayor Don McCormick is serving his second term on Council, his first as Mayor. Originally from Saskatchewan, Mayor McCormick and wife Bev moved to Kimberley in 2003.  Don's first community commitment was the Kimberley Rotary Club, of which he is a Past-President; Don is also a Past-President of the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce, a founding Director of Tourism Kimberley and a past Chair of the Community Futures East Kootenay Board of Directors. Don's extensive business experience includes sales, marketing and human resource management for multinational corporations; entrepreneurial roles with several start-ups; and as a coach and mentor to entrepreneurs through his own consulting company. Bev has a successful interior design business serving the Kimberley/Cranbrook area.  Mayor McCormick is currently the City’s representative on the Regional District of East Kootenay Board (RDEK) and the Kootenay East Regional Hospital Board (KERHD) and is a member of the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Advisory Committee and the Bootleg Gap Golf Society.  He has also been appointed to the Kimberley Recreational Charitable Trust and the Municipal Insurance Association.

250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.432.5460 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | Mayor@kimberley.ca

Kent Goodwin

Councillor Kent Goodwin is serving his second term on City Council. Councillor Goodwin is retired from his job in the Maintenance Department of School District #6 where he worked as a Journeyman Cabinetmaker.  He was born in Kimberley and grew up here and in Saskatoon.  He returned to Kimberley in 1981 with his wife Ruth and together they raised two sons, Christopher and Nicholas.  Kent has been active in the community for many years, most notably in the Kimberley Nature Park Society, the Kimberley & District Community Foundation and Wildsight.  He also enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and mountain biking, building trails and studying lichens, all without leaving town. Councillor Goodwin is the Chair of the Health and Protection Committee and has been appointed to the Kimberley Health Centre Society, Kimberley Community Development Society (KCDS), the Kimberley Recreational Charitable Trust, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel and is an alternate for the Kimberley Community Transportation Committee for the Handicap Society, the Mark Creek Integrated Water Management Committee and the Urban Deer Advisory Committee.

250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.427.5404 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | KGoodwin@kimberley.ca

Albert Hoglund

Councillor Albert Hoglund has been a member of Council since 1988.  Councillor Hoglund is retired from Teck Cominco as a Steamfitter/Pipefitter Job Planner.  Councillor Hoglund chairs the Public Works Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Bootleg Gap Golf Society, Liquid Waste Management, and the Mark Creek Integrated Water Management Committee.  He is also an alternate for Labour Relations, the Kootenay East Regional Hospital Board, and the Regional District of the East Kootenay. Albert was born and raised in Kimberley and he and his wife, Lynne, a nurse, raised three boys.  They now enjoy having grandchildren growing up in the community.

250.427.5311 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | AHoglund@kimberley.ca   

Nigel Kitto

Councillor Nigel Kitto is currently serving his first term on Council. Nigel immigrated from Adelaide Australia in 2006 with his wife Toni and son Christopher. He has been a Registered Nurse since 1993 with extensive experience in Emergency Nursing. Most recently he has been working in Diabetes Education for Interior Health in both the Kimberley Health Centre and Cranbrook Health Unit. Nigel and his family were drawn to the mountains and to experience an outdoor lifestyle, skiing, biking and hiking Kimberley's trails. Nigel is president of the Kootenay Freewheelers, and an active volunteer with the Kootenay Orienteering Club, Kimberley Nature Park Society and Kimberley Trails Society. With these groups he is one of the organizers of the annual Round the Mountain Festival.  Nigel has been appointed to the Emergency Program Executive, the Kimberley Community Transportation Committee for the Handicap Society, the Kimberley Nature Park Society, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel and is an alternate for the Kimberley Community Development Society, the Kimberley Public Library and Liquid Waste Management Committee. 

250.427.5311 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | NKitto@kimberley.ca

Bev Middlebrook

Councillor Bev Middlebrook is serving her second term on Council. Councillor Middlebrook was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and moved to Kimberley in 1978 after meeting many Kimberley friends at the Lethbridge College.  Her experience has been in Media, Sales & Marketing, Business Instructor as well as Home-based Entrepreneur, Employment & Career Instructor and Counsellor through Government contracts.  Bev has been the Executive Director of the Lees Spark Youth Centre, which is the Longest Lasting Youth Centre in BC. Bev is dedicated to her community as a fundraiser for the S.P.C.A., five years chairing the Kimberley Community Fall Fair, and four years coordinating the Kimberley, Cranbrook and area Multiple Sclerosis Walk.

Bev's interests are walking the trails, pets, community people and activities, skiing, painting, archery, camping and kayaking.  As well, she enjoys going to her cabin in Saskatchewan and visiting her family. Councillor Middlebrook chairs the Administration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Affordable Housing Committee, the Emergency Program Executive, the Kimberley Community Development Society, the Kimberley Public Library and is an alternate for the Kimberley Health Centre Society, the Kimberley Nature Park Society and the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society.

250.427.5311 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | BMiddlebrook@kimberley.ca

Darryl Oakley

Councillor Darryl Oakley is serving his second term on Council.  Councillor Oakley is a third generation resident of Kimberley, following in his father's footsteps serving on City Council. Darryl, his wife, Karen, and their daughters Patti and Bryn enjoy a very active mountain lifestyle, embracing all that Kimberley has to offer.  Currently, Councillor Oakley works for Interior Health as a Regional Psychogeriatric Caregiver Education Coordinator, helping families throughout the East Kootenay understand and cope with the challenges of dementia.  He also volunteers with the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia as a board member and is currently 2nd Vice-President. Councillor Oakley chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Joint Use Committee (School Board), the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society, the Urban Deer Advisory Committee and is an alternate for the Affordable Housing Committee, the Kimberley Arts Council and the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Treaty Advisory Committee.

250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.427.8907 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | DOakley@kimberley.ca

Sandra Roberts

Councillor Roberts is currently serving her first term on Council.  She arrived in Kimberley in 1950 and was educated here.  After a number of years of living in Alberta, Sandra returned to Kimberley, met and then married her husband, Bill.  Making a home for their two children, she became an ardent community volunteer.  As a member of the Kimberley Neighbourhood Improvement Committee, Sandra initiated the development of Center 64.  Sandra retired as Manager from Kootenay Savings Credit Union (formerly Kimberley Credit Union) after 30 years. Her financial experience has been an asset in her role as an Advisor for Tembec Ltd., as a Governor of the College of the Rockies, and as the President of Kimberley Chamber of Commerce  and the Area Representative on the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Sandra and her husband maintain Hardrock Publishing, a partnership that handles the publication “The Best Miners in the World:  Stories from Canada’s Sullivan Mine”.  Additionally, they maintain Roberts Consulting which specializes in Visioning and Strategic Planning for organizations.  Sandra is also deeply committed to Rotary International as a district administrator, webmaster and as a Trainer.  Sandra has been appointed to the Kimberley Arts Council, the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce, Labour Relations, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel and is an alternate on the Joint Use Committee - School Board and the Municipal Insurance Association.

250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.432.8035 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | SRoberts@kimberley.ca

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