Council

Mayor’s Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Grand Forks! Our charming city of 3,900 residents is home to beautiful tree lined streets and heritage homes. Its downtown core and bustling city centre, located on Market St, offers quaint cafes, galleries and the iconic City Hall building.

Grand Forks boasts four season living with recreational activities to match. This small community has been home to a large Doukhobor population since the early 1900´s and continues to celebrate and embrace their rich culture.

Our beautiful City is the perfect backdrop for families and retirees, with a strong commitment to healthy living, affordability and great quality of life. Incorporated in 1897, Grand Forks is the “hub” of the Boundary Region, located between the Okanagan Valley and the Kootenays.

Our excellent climate, location and work force have helped to create a robust and diversified local economy, from education, health services and manufacturing, to business and technology services. Grand Forks offers outstanding outdoor recreation, arts and culture, business opportunities and a strong sense of Community.

Visitors to our region can enjoy unparalleled beauty in a superb natural setting. Outdoor activities include boating and fishing on the areas lakes and rivers, water sports, skiing, camping, hiking, biking, ATVing, snowmobiling and golfing in stunning surroundings.

Our residents take pride in our community and are active in volunteering and community life. Council and staff at City Hall are committed to excellence in service and to responding to your concerns and questions, quickly and efficiently.

Grand Forks is open for business and we are committed to finding new ways to maximize the potential of this great community. We welcome visitors and new residents, and are proud of what we have built and where we live.

The City of Grand Forks has a Mayor and six Councillors. City Council was elected in 2018 for a term of four years.

Council Meeting Schedule

You Can Contact Council By:

Calling City Hall at: (250) 442-8266

Sending a letter to: PO BOX 220, Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0

Sending a fax to: (250) 442-8000

Sending an email to: info@grandforks.ca

Contacting us online using our Web Form

The Current Grand Forks City Council –

Mayor - Brian Taylor

Councillor - Zak Eburne-Stoodley

Councillor - Cathy Korolek

Councillor - Neil Krog

Councillor - Chris Moslin

Councillor - Christine Thompson

Councillor - Christine Thompson

Christine was born in Princeton, B.C. and lived her first 7 years in Copper Mountain where her Dad worked for Granby Mining. When Copper Mountain closed in 1957, her family moved to Grand Forks where her Dad was instrumental in re-opening the Phoenix Copper mine. Christine graduated from Grand Forks Secondary School, and moved to Vancouver to attend Vancouver Vocational School (as it was called then) and worked for a short time before she realized “City Life” was not for her. She moved home and worked for the Grand Forks Gazette (when Stan Orris was the owner and editor); then for several accounting firms including Kemp, Harvey Burch Keintz; and finally for the City of Grand Forks, ending her career as Treasurer.

Christine has been married for 43 years to her husband, Brian, and raised two children in Grand Forks. Christine has always been active in the community having served six years as a member of the Hardy View Lodge Board of Directors; thirteen years as a Director of the Grand Forks District Savings Credit Union; and, three years on the Board of the Grand Forks Fall Fair Society. Christine is currently in her seventh year as a member of The Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities, four of them as Council’s liaison to the Board. She was privileged to serve one term as a Councillor from 2008 to 2011.

Christine was unsuccessful in her bid for the Mayor’s Chair in 2011, and decided to put her name forward for a seat on Council in the 2014 election. Currently, the Mayor has appointed Christine to the Water Rates Review Ad Hoc Committee and The Transition Housing Project Steering Committee.

cthompson@grandforks.ca

Councillor - Rod Zielinski