Our Board of Directors identifies goals and objectives for the upcoming year through strategic planning. Staff then is charged with the task of delivering on these goals. The Board meets on a monthly basis tens times per year at which time the Executive Director provides a progress report and receives input from the Board.
During COVID-19 the Board has been meeting via Zoom video.
An election of Directors occurs once per year at the Annual General Meeting. A Director may serve up to a maximum of 9 consecutive terms.
CFGT Board of Directors
Administration and human resources specialist
Gerald Klassen (Vice-Chair)
Small business owner, consultant and entrepreneur
MBA, specialty in entrepreneurship and marketing
Frank Marino (Chair)
Human resources, administration in private and public sectors
Small business owner, entrepreneur human resources, administration in private and public sectors
Entrepreneur, business founder and lead planner of an events business, working with many different non-profit and business organizations in our area.
Video game executive producer, entrepreneur, design, creative development, advertising & marketing strategies
Entrepreneur, businessman and strong community supporter
CFGT’s Board of Directors composition profile can be found here.
In addition to the Board of Directors, Community Futures of Greater Trail has three committees. Each committee is chaired by a Director on the Board, and all Board and committee members live in the Greater Trail area. Directors and volunteers on the committees are often business people, educators, professionals and active community volunteers with an interest in economic prosperity through community involvement.
Also known as an Investment Review Committee, CFGT’s Loans Committee approves or rejects requests for financing and meets on an as-needed basis. This Committee is chaired by a Director and is comprised of Directors and non-board Community Volunteers. CFGT’s Loans Manager Tamara Rotach also attends Loans Committee meetings.
Frank Marino (Chair)
Carla Plotnikoff (Vice-Chair) – Community Volunteer
Sara Stuart – Community Volunteer
Community Economic Development (CED) Committee
This Committee researches and develops CED projects that create positive economic impact in our region. This Committee is chaired by a Director and is comprised of Directors and community volunteers. The Community Economic Development Coordinator and Executive Director attend Committee meetings.
Self Employment Committee
This Committee reviews and approves Self Employment Program applications. The Committee is comprised of Directors and community volunteers.
This Committee reviews year end financial before they are presented to the Board for final approval. The Committee is comprised of 3 Directors and the General manager.
Join our Team. Make an Impact.
If you live in our region, have a passion for entrepreneurial leadership and are interested in serving as a Board Director or on one of our committees, we invite you to complete an initial Volunteer Assessment Form. Please return your completed form to our office at 825 Spokane Street, Trail B.C. or via email to email@example.com. To learn more about the policies, mandates, and vision of Community Futures of Greater Trail please view our Director Information Package.