Area politician to head Union of B.C. Municipalities

Rhona Martin is a Columbia-Shuswap Regional District director

Rhona Martin is the new president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities.

Rhona Martin is the new president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities.

An area politician has been given a high-profile job.

Rhona Martin, a Columbia-Shuswap Regional District director, has been elected as president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities. She has been first vice-president for a year.

“I’m honoured to serve as president, and to continue UBCM’s work of representing all of our members across B.C.,” Martin said.

“With many issues, including our newly endorsed report on local government finance, on the radar in the coming year, I look forward to working with our executive based on the direction provided by our membership.”

Martin is also chairperson of the North Okanagan-Columbia-Shuswap Regional Hospital District, which funds health care capital expenditures, including at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.