Mayor & Council
Kimberley’s Mayor and Council are elected by general election every four years. They have strong ties to the community and are responsible for ensuring that Kimberley’s best interests are considered in decision-making processes.
Should you wish to speak to a Councillor regarding an issue of concern to you, please scroll down to find their contact information and biography.
- Mayor Don McCormick
- Councillor Kyle Dalum
- Councillor Kent Goodwin
- Councillor Nigel Kitto
- Councillor Jason McBain
- Councillor Darryl Oakley
- Councillor Sandra Roberts
Correspondence & Confidentiality
Any correspondence addressed to Mayor and/or Council will be published on the next upcoming regular Council agenda. The deadline for correspondence is the Wednesday prior to the meeting at noon, any emails or letters received after the deadline will be published on the next Council agenda. You can view the scheduled meetings on the Council calendar.
Any correspondence addressed to Mayor and/or Council is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Therefore, it becomes public information once received by the City and may be published in a meeting agenda. If you do not wish your name and address to be made public (please see the exception regarding confidentiality below), you are requested to inform the Corporate Administration Office by phone at 250.427.9658 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday's at noon; otherwise the correspondence may be published in its entirety.
Please note this exception: confidentiality does not apply for correspondence addressed to Mayor and/or Council regarding the subject of, and notice of, a public hearing or public meeting, development application consideration, or other public processes and statutory notices. Correspondence of this nature will be included, in its entirety, in public information packages and will be part of the public record.
Mayor Don McCormick is serving his second term as Mayor, third on Council. Originally from Saskatchewan, Mayor McCormick and wife Bev moved to Kimberley in 2003. Don's first community commitment was the Kimberley Rotary Club, of which he is a Past-President. Don is also a Past-President of the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce, a founding Director of Tourism Kimberley, and a past Chair of the Community Futures East Kootenay Board of Directors.
Don's business experience includes 17 years of corporate sales and marketing, adventures with several start-ups, and as consultant to entrepreneurs whose companies are start-up or early revenue stage. He continues this work through Synersales Management Inc.
Don’s vision is an affordable, sustainable Kimberley that manages our resources in a way that lets us enjoy our chosen lifestyle while also ensuring that it will be shared by future generations.
250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.908-4396 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | Mayor@kimberley.ca
Councillor Kyle Dalum is serving his first term on City Council. Councillor Dalum is retired from the Canadian Armed Forces where he served three years in the Combat Engineers including a tour to Bosnia. He has traveled to several countries in Service and beyond. Through his military Service, he gained an extensive skill set which has translated into a broad understanding of several employments since returning to civilian life. Kyle was born in Kamloops and has lived in several places in B.C. He first moved to Kimberley in 1987 and has lived in the area for over ten years. Kyle has been very active in the community particularly with Military Ames, most notably his extensive contribution to the Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park. He is also a peer support person, primarily for veterans. Kyle sits on the Board of Directors for Courageous Companions, a non-profit which provides Service Dogs to Military and First Responders past and present. Kyle is well known for his unwavering support throughout the community as a volunteer both as a dog handler and being generally generous with his time. Kyle is currently studying to be a Master Dog Trainer which will encompass all types of dog training and behaviourism. He is currently building his home primarily with his own hands. Kyle enjoys being social and spending time with his Service dog Phelan, his horses, and his family. Demonstrating his interest in the community is evident in that he has hardly missed a Council Meeting in the past year in his quest to better understand the process. A true ‘Community Builder.’
250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.421.3663 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | KDalum@kimberley.ca
Councillor Kent Goodwin is serving his third term on City Council. Councillor Goodwin is retired from his job in the Maintenance Department of School District #6 where he worked as a Journeyman Cabinetmaker. He was born in Kimberley and grew up here and in Saskatoon. He returned to town in 1981 with his wife Ruth and now has one son and two grandchildren here in Kimberley and one son and one grandchild in Edmonton. Kent has been active in the community for many years, most notably in the Kimberley Nature Park Society and the Kimberley & District Community Foundation. He enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and mountain biking, building trails and studying lichens, all without leaving town.
250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.427.5404 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | KGoodwin@kimberley.ca
Councillor Nigel Kitto is serving his second term on Council. Nigel immigrated from Adelaide Australia in 2006 with his wife Toni and son Christopher. He has been a Registered Nurse since 1993 with extensive experience in Emergency Nursing. Most recently he has been working in Primary Health and Diabetes Education for Interior Health at the Kimberley Health Centre.
He is a strong advocate for an active and healthy lifestyle and promotes the health benefits, working to encourage positive change with his clients and community. Nigel and his family were drawn to the mountains and to experience an outdoor lifestyle, skiing, biking and exploring Kimberley's trails. Finding a good balance of family, work and community is a conscious decision for Nigel and he feels Kimberley is a place that understands and embraces those values.
Nigel is president of the Kootenay Freewheelers, and an active volunteer with the Kootenay Orienteering Club, Kimberley Nature Park Society and Kimberley Trails Society. Nigel and Toni also co-chaired the Mountain Bike events at the BC 55+ Games and continue to assist with other events and programs in Kimberley. He feels fortunate to call Kimberley home and proud to serve a welcoming and inclusive community.
250.427.5311 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | NKitto@kimberley.ca
Councillor Jason McBain is currently serving his first term on Council.
Jason was born in Ilion, NY and moved to his father’s hometown of Kimberley as a one year old. Jason grew up in Townsite; spending countless hours roaming around the Lois Creek area, skating on the outdoor rink in the winters, and swimming at McDougall pool in the summers. Jason left home at seventeen to pursue a hockey career that included 4 years at the junior level and 11 years professionally. After retiring from hockey, Jason turned his attention to school; earning two degrees from Portland State University. He is now a practising Professional Engineer with a focus on geotechnical design and flood damage reduction. Prior to returning to Kimberley, Jason spent 7 years working for the US Army Corps of Engineers - Portland District as the Levee Safety Program Manager.
Jason and his wife, Wendy, live in Chapman Camp with his two sons, Colin and Ryan, and her two daughters, Willa and Emory. Jason also has two older children; Erin, who currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and Liam, who is a senior in university living in Troy, NY.
Jason spends many hours at the Civic Centre and Marysville Arena coaching minor hockey. His other interests include hunting and fishing, hiking, golfing, skiing and reading.
Councilor Darryl Oakley is serving his third term on Council. Councilor Oakley is a third generation resident of Kimberley, following in his father's footsteps serving on City Council. Darryl has a degree in ecology from the University of Alberta and spent many seasons working as a field biologist in the Canadian High Arctic and Yukon. Darryl also has a professional education certificate from Simon Fraser University. Councilor Oakley is very supportive of Kimberley’s infrastructure renewal program – especially processes and activities which lead to better understanding, stewardship and conservation of Kimberley’s watershed ecosystem.
250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.427.8907 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | DOakley@kimberley.ca
Councillor Roberts was elected for her first term in office in 2014. She arrived in Kimberley in 1950 and was educated here. After a number of years of living in Alberta, Sandra returned to Kimberley, met and then married her husband, Bill. Making a home for their two children, she became an ardent community volunteer. As a member of the Kimberley Neighbourhood Improvement Committee, Sandra initiated the development of Center 64. Sandra retired as Manager from Kootenay Savings Credit Union (formerly Kimberley Credit Union) after 30 years. Her financial experience has been an asset in her role as an Advisor for Tembec Ltd., as a Governor of the College of the Rockies, and as the President of Kimberley Chamber of Commerce as well as the Area Representative on the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Sandra and her husband maintain Hardrock Publishing, a partnership that handles the publication “The Best Miners in the World: Stories from Canada’s Sullivan Mine”. Sandra is also deeply committed to Rotary International as a member of Kimberley Rotary Club, District Administrator and as a Trainer.
250.427.5311 | Cell: 250.432.8035 | Fax: 250.427.5252 | SRoberts@kimberley.ca
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