FOR THE CURRENT YEAR Council has assigned designated areas of political accountability by way of portfolios to individual Councillors. Under these portfolios, Councillors will act as the public or community liaison person and the person taking the coordination initiative. These appointments are for a one-year term. Decision-making remains with the full Council.
Council is the governing elected body for the Village of Warfield, comprised of a Mayor and four Councillors. All members of Council are elected for terms of four years.
The Community Charter and Local Government Act give Council the statutory authority to do such things as provide services, set budgets, levy taxes and establish policies for the benefit and protection of its residents.
Mayor Diane Langman has lived in the Village of Warfield for 14 years with her husband, Jason and their two kids, Kaitlyn and Carter. After being a stay at home mom for 8 years, Mayor Langman started working for the Trail and District Daycare Society as an after school child care provider in 2014.
Diane loves to be in the outdoors with her family doing things such as hiking, biking, camping, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. This is Mayor Langman’s first term as Mayor of the Village of Warfield.
Diane’s Portfolio includes: Recreation, Trail Health and Environment Committee, Liason for Webster PAC, Garden Committee
Councillor Raymond Masleck has lived in the Warfield with his wife Linda since 1988. He retired in 2010, after working as a reporter for the Trail Times for 30 years. He volunteers in the arts and culture and seniors’ housing sectors, and is a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Trail. He was first elected to council in 2017.
Councillor Arlene Parkinson and her husband Mike have lived in Village of Warfield since 1977. They raised two daughters, Kim and Kerri and are the proud grandparents of Caitlin and Issac.
Arlene is retired most recently from the Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments as the Secretary Treasurer. Arlene’s interests include camping and kayaking in the Kootenays, cooking, knitting and general puttering.
Councillor Parkinson previously served on Warfield Council from 1990 to 1999 and was re-elected in April of 2016.
Cyra Yunkws is deeply honored to serve as a councillor. She has lived in Warfield since 2013, and in the Kootenays since 2010. Coming from a remote rural northern town, Cyra, her husband and two wonderful children love the sense of community that Warfield has. Cyra has a diverse work experience and skillset, including wildland firefighter, forestry worker, community development, youth work, farm/garden management, restaurant experience and many more. Since living in the Kootenays, Cyra worked mainly with Special Olympics BC as a Manager of Community Development and she is currently working full time as an assistant to MLA Katrine Conroy.
Current duties include:
Deputy Mayor, Chair of Policy Committee, 100% Renewable Energy Pledge working group, CBAL’s Community Literacy Planning Committee, Trail Health and Environment Committee, WYAN Oversight Committee, Rec Negotiations Committee, Water Committee and Budget Committee.
In addition, Cyra sits on UBCM Operation Lifesaver and is participating with Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Climate Leadership Course.
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