Electoral Area West and North Westside Governance and Services Study (2022)

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The Central Okanagan West and North Westside Governance and Services study will engage residents in an analysis of the current regional district governance and service delivery in the electoral area with a particular emphasis on the communities within the North Westside Fire Protection area.

A study committee of 12 people was appointed by the Regional Board on the recommendation of the Electoral Area Director. The members were selected based on their experience and interest expressed in their application to lead the process on behalf of the community.

Committee final report

At its meeting September 26, the Regional Board received the final report of the North Westside Governance and Services Study Committee. The work of the committee is now complete.

The committee recommends “that the Regional Board in collaboration with the Province and Regional District of North Okanagan pursue a further study to explore in detail the services, governance and financial implications of removing the North Westside from the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area and RDCO boundary and create a separate electoral area within the Regional District of North Okanagan.”

The RDCO chair will forward the final committee report and recommendation for consideration by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.


Open Houses

  • Four open houses were held in June and July at the Killiney Beach Community Hall , 516 Udell Road
  • June 2022 - property owners in the study area were mailed the study overview.

Past meetings

Thursday, September 8 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. - Killiney Beach Community Hall, 516 Udell Road

Wednesday, July 20 at Killiney Beach Community Hall

May 19 at the Killiney Beach Community Hall

March 17 at the Killiney Beach Community Hall

Study committee

The committee’s work will build on the 2017 North Westside Services and Community Issues Review and will advise and assist community members to understand their governance concerns, common interests and provide options under the regional district governance framework to address their most pressing needs. It’s to provide a report to the Regional Board later this year.

The committee includes:

  • Darryl Hordo
  • Donna Green
  • Brian Arquilla
  • Dwain Johanson
  • Callie Simpson
  • Josh Galloway (Vice Chair)
  • Tim Jones
  • Scott Graham (Chair)
  • Kerri Cooke
  • Colin Copp
  • Eric Dennison
  • Rick Sanderson

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Check back here for updated information regularly as we move through the process.

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The Central Okanagan West and North Westside Governance and Services study will engage residents in an analysis of the current regional district governance and service delivery in the electoral area with a particular emphasis on the communities within the North Westside Fire Protection area.

A study committee of 12 people was appointed by the Regional Board on the recommendation of the Electoral Area Director. The members were selected based on their experience and interest expressed in their application to lead the process on behalf of the community.

Committee final report

At its meeting September 26, the Regional Board received the final report of the North Westside Governance and Services Study Committee. The work of the committee is now complete.

The committee recommends “that the Regional Board in collaboration with the Province and Regional District of North Okanagan pursue a further study to explore in detail the services, governance and financial implications of removing the North Westside from the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area and RDCO boundary and create a separate electoral area within the Regional District of North Okanagan.”

The RDCO chair will forward the final committee report and recommendation for consideration by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.


Open Houses

  • Four open houses were held in June and July at the Killiney Beach Community Hall , 516 Udell Road
  • June 2022 - property owners in the study area were mailed the study overview.

Past meetings

Thursday, September 8 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. - Killiney Beach Community Hall, 516 Udell Road

Wednesday, July 20 at Killiney Beach Community Hall

May 19 at the Killiney Beach Community Hall

March 17 at the Killiney Beach Community Hall

Study committee

The committee’s work will build on the 2017 North Westside Services and Community Issues Review and will advise and assist community members to understand their governance concerns, common interests and provide options under the regional district governance framework to address their most pressing needs. It’s to provide a report to the Regional Board later this year.

The committee includes:

  • Darryl Hordo
  • Donna Green
  • Brian Arquilla
  • Dwain Johanson
  • Callie Simpson
  • Josh Galloway (Vice Chair)
  • Tim Jones
  • Scott Graham (Chair)
  • Kerri Cooke
  • Colin Copp
  • Eric Dennison
  • Rick Sanderson

Check back

Check back here for updated information regularly as we move through the process.

Sign up for email updates

If you would like to receive email updates on the study, committee meetings and opportunities for community feedback, please sign up using the Stay Informed / Subscribe widget on the right side of this page.



Consultation has concluded

We're here to help! If you have a question about the North Westside Governance and Services Study,  the Committee or its work, ask it here. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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    Is this study a lead up to incorporate the North Westside into a municipality or district there by taking us out of the RDCO?

    Whitmore asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the question!

    The purpose of the study is to identify service and governance issues raised by the North Westside community and Committee, then determine options to address those issues. Recommendations that the province support a subsequent study to examine changes to the Central Okanagan West electoral area structure or boundary, or consider regional district boundary changes could be one outcome of this study, depending on the issues raised by the community.  

    Check back here for more information as the study moves ahead.