Lower Columbia Initiative Corporation ( LCIC) announces new director
Lower Columbia Initiative Corporation (LCIC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Sandy Santori as its new Executive Director commencing August 23.
LCIC Chair Greg Belland noted that Santori is replacing the former Executive Director, Phillipa Sanderson, who unfortunately found it necessary to leave for personal reasons shortly after commencing in the position. “Board members are so very pleased to be able to attract someone with Sandy’s local knowledge, enthusiasm and vision to this critical role’” said Belland. Resigning from his role as General Manager of Operations for the Rossland Trail Country Club to take on his new responsibilities, Mr. Santori’s professional background includes experience in insurance services, radio and sales and multiple terms as Mayor of Trail. Santori has also served as a local MLA and held several provincial cabinet posts as Minister of State for Resort Development and later as Minister of Management Services.
Executive Chair of the Lower Columbia Community Development Team (LCCDT), Kevin Jolly is excited about the prospect of working with Mr. Santori and said, “We are very optimistic about the economic development initiatives we should be able to help bring to reality through the LCI with someone like Sandy in the lead. His wealth of experience and network of relationships will make him invaluable in this role.” Jolly’s sentiments are echoed by the General Manager of Teck Metals, Mike Martin who offered his congratulations and indicated that he, “Fully supports the Board’s decision and looks forward to working with Mr. Santori on creating opportunities and economic renewal for the region.”
About LCIC: LCIC was formed and incorporated in January 2010 with the primary mandate to enhance economic development in the Lower Columbia region (RDKB Areas A and B, Fruitvale, Montrose, Rossland, Trail and Warfield). The goals of the LCIC include attracting and supporting new businesses, building on existing assets and knowledge and supporting development projects. Funding for the LCIC will be provided by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and administered by the Lower Columbia Community Development Team, the entity to which the LCI will report. The LCIC offices are located in the Community Futures Building in Trail.
About LCCDT: The Lower Columbia Community Development Team (LCCDT) is a society that consists of municipal politicians, business leaders and representatives from many agencies, organizations and groups with an interest in social and economic development in the Lower Columbia region. The purpose of the LCCDT is to advance the economic strength of the region by overseeing the development and cooperative implementation of initiatives important to the area.
For additional information please contact Greg Belland at 250-364-4515.