RDCO chair gets medal

Robert Hobson has led Central Okanagan board for 19 years

The longtime chairperson of the Regional District of Central Okanagan board has been recognized for his community efforts.

Robert Hobson received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan during a ceremony Thursday.

In presenting the honour, Cannan outlined some of Hobson’s accomplishments including serving as regional district chairperson for 19 years and as a Kelowna councillor for 24 years.

Hobson was also president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities and is a trustee of the B.C. Municipal Pension Board and chairperson of its investment committee.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan includes Lake Country and the North Westside Road area.