Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys elected chair of TNRD.

Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys elected chair of TNRD.

Mayor Humphreys new chair of TNRD

Mayor Humphreys new chair of Thompson Nicola Regional District

Two North Thompson residents and government representatives have been chosen for the top jobs at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) board of directors elected Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys as its new chair.  The election took place during the board’s inaugural meeting in Kamloops.

Humphreys replaces outgoing chair Randy Murray, who was stepping down after had holding that position since 2011.

“There is a lot of strength on the board and I’m looking forward to continuing to work to harness that power,” said Humphreys. “We want to keep a sense of continuity in our actions as we move forward.”

The board also elected Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters) director Willow MacDonald as vice-chair.

MacDonald replaces Ashcroft director Andy Anderson, who had served as vice-chair since 2011.

“I appreciate the confidence the board has in me, and I’m looking forward to continuing to bring the electoral areas and the municipalities together at the TNRD level,” said MacDonald, who represents the Blue River-Avola area.