NEWS/ TNRD — The vice chair of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District tallied up the highest expenses among 27 board members last year.
Willow Macdonald, who represents the Blue River-Avola electoral area (B), was paid $18,931 in addition to $28,445 in stipend for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013. A report on expenses and remuneration for all regional directors and their alternates was released today (Thursday).
Macdonald said the distance between the area she represents and the TNRD’s headquarters in Kamloops accounts for her high expenses.
Next highest was Wells Grey (Area A) director Tim Pennell, who received $16,590 in expenses plus remuneration of $27,903. Then came Bonaparte Plateau (Area E) director Sally Watson, who expensed $11,237 plus $27,895 in remuneration.
In fourth place was Steven Rice of Walhachin-Cache Creek-Lytton (Area I) with $10,851 on top of his $24,873 remuneration. Ken Gillis of Barnhartvale-Pritchard-Turtle Valley (Area L) expensed $9,778 in addition to $24,963 remuneration.