The Columbia Basin Trust, which provides funding for a number of community projects in the Revelstoke area, has announced a new community liaison in the Northern Basin.
Angie Elsmore is the Trust’s newest hire in the position and brings experience in education, project development and organizational operations to the role.
Elsmore says she aims to focus on engaging with smaller rural communities with limited resources in order to help implement projects in those areas.
“My goal is to listen, draw out what their priorities and needs are, and help identify which projects are going to be the most impactful. Then we can determine how the Trust can support these efforts,” said Elsmore.
Columbia Basin Trust Senior Manager of Delivery of Benefits, Will Nixon, says that Elsmore brings a diverse perspective to the team, having worked with people from all over the world as well as with local non-profits.
“Her lived experience, in addition to her education, is an asset to this role, as is her knowledge of the area from growing up in the Basin,” Nixon added.
Elsmore will be based out of the Trust office in Nakusp and fills the vacancy left by Lynda Lafleur.