Mayor Greg Granstrom
Greg is in his second term as mayor and his 3rd term on Council. A graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Greg is retired from 30 years in Municipal Public Works
Greg has an unending passion for the Community and a firm commitment to moving the community forward in reaching Rossland’s potential. Maintaining a most efficient corporate operation is extremely important .With an ideology based on fairness, balance, and understanding, Greg is a firm believer in the personal approach to communications and encourages persons to “give me a call”, on any issue.
Greg and wife Nadine, are proud parents of Tisha and Erika, and are proud grandparents of Keegan and Zachary.
Greg is an avid Golfer (avid, not good), a British Sports Car fanatic, and has a special fondness for Airedale Terriers.
“I look forward to this term of Council,we have some exciting times ahead”
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Councillor Jill Spearn
Jill Spearn is serving her third term as a City Councillor and is proud to continue to work on behalf of the community. She has lived in Rossland for over 30 years, having raised two daughters who recently graduated from Rossland Secondary School and now attend university. Jill continues to enjoy the incredible outdoor lifestyle, and when not working at her teaching job, or applying herself to city work, she can be found downhill or cross country skiing in the winter, or mountain biking with her dog on the diverse trail networks adjacent to town, during the other three seasons. Jill sits on the Neighbourhood of Learning Committee and believes that keeping K-12 education in Rossland is not only a critical component of a sustainable future for Rossland, but that it is a ‘right’ she beholds strongly. She is also a committee member on Streetscape and all Financial matters for the city and looks forward to the Columbia Avenue Infrastructure revitalization project and managing that well, on behalf of the citizens. She will continue to support the Visions for Action Sustainability Plan that lays out goals and areas for action, adopted by the community and the council of the day. She also hopes to see greater partnerships and improved Regional relationships with all of the neighbouring communities . Jill looks forward to the next three years of community work.
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Councillor Kathy Moore
Kathy Moore is proud to be serving the community for a second term as a Rossland councillor. Born and raised in California, she is a dual citizen with undergraduate and law degrees. She is retired from a career in sales management consulting and lives in Rossland with her husband, three cats and a parrot. She has a married son. Kathy loves the outdoor lifestyle made possible by Rossland’s natural amenities.
Kathy has a passionate interest in seeing Rossland continue to implement the Strategic Sustainability Plan and continue to develop into a resilient alpine community. She is proud of all the accomplishments that were achieved by the city during the last three years. She greatly appreciates the support she has received during her first term on council and encourages all citizens to contact her and provide their views and feedback. She believes our community is made stronger by community engagement, open and honest communication and lively discourse.
She looks forward to representing Rossland on the LCCDT board; a group dedicated to assisting our region to develop economic diversity and increased opportunity for all. She anticipates another busy and rewarding term on council.
Kathy is currently the chair of the newly formed West Kootenay Friends of Refugees, a local volunteer group dedicated to sponsoring refugee families to Canada from conflict areas in the world. She anticipates that bringing new families to Rossland will not only help the refugees but will also provide educational opportunities for all Rosslanders and especially help to broaden the world view of local school children.
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Councillor Kathy Wallace
Kathy Wallace is honoured to be serving a second term on City Council for the community of Rossland. Kathy, originally from Thamesford, Ontario, first visited Rossland on a ski trip in 1986 and soon after decided to make this unique mountain resort municipality her new home. Kathy met her husband here, Lloyd Henderson, and together they have raised two sons, William and Wyatt.
Kathy recognizes the delicacy required to attain the fine balances between economic, environmental, social and cultural needs as expressed in the City’s Strategic Sustainability Plan. She also recognizes the need for continued improvement in inter-municipal relationships and for cooperation and collaboration throughout the Region. Together, we grow stronger.
Kathy is again appointed as the RDKB Director to represent the city; a member of the Board of Directors since 2008. In fulfilling this role, she hopes to see significant progress made in plans for the modernization of the East End Sewer service, and will contribute constructively toward achieving greater efficiencies and effectiveness in other shared services; such as public transit, regional Airport, Fire and Emergency Response, and the Culture, Arts and Recreation service.
Kathy regularly enjoys the abundance of easily accessible recreational opportunities available in and about Rossland. She loves skiing at Red Mtn, and walking (or hiking, x-skiing, snowshoeing) her dogs on Rossland’s extensive trails network. Kathy appreciates the significant volunteer contributions that make Rossland an awesome place to live.
Kathy holds an honours BA in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and an Outdoor Recreation Technician Diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology.
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Councillor Cary Fisher
Cary was born in New Westminster and as a child his family moved a lot. He lived in the Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. When the family settled, it was in Winfield BC. At that time Winfield was just an orchard town and had one major employer, Hiram Walker Distillers. His parents were both in a Union. He worked as summer labourer for Hiram Walker and played minor hockey. Cary’s upbringing was not unlike any kid from Rossland in the late 70’s early 80’s.
What led him to Redstone. Well he got a hockey scholarship to Anchorage Alaska and played for four years and then became a bank manager in Alaska and met his wife, Melannie Vockeroth who is from Rossland.
His mother called him the black sheep of the family. No Fisher had ever gone to University and worse yet he got a Degree in Economics and became a capitalist.
He is now the managing partner of Redstone Resort.
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Councillor Tim Thatcher
This is my first term on Rossland City Council. I have been involved for many years with the Rossland Fire Dept., Red Mountain Ski Patrol, Rossland Ambulance and many other community organizations. I look forward to focusing my energy in a new direction and facing the challenges that come with being on council. I encourage all citizens to contact me with ideas they may have to move our community forward or concerns that must be addressed. Keeping our seniors in town and attracting new families is my goal.
I was born and raised in Rossland. With my wife, Karen, we raised two sons and are the proud grandparents of Hailey, with another grandchild on the way. I have been employed by Teck for the last 38 years, as a Captain on the Fire Dept. I enjoy all the outdoor activities that Rossland has to offer. I am an avid fisherman, golfer, curler and gardner.
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Councillor Jody Blomme
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