Golden Area Initiatives is a joint venture between the Town of Golden and Area "A" of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. Both governments annually fund approximately 30% each of the operating costs of the Society. In return GAI provides services to the Town and the Regional District through an Economic Services contract. Remaining funding is provided through the Economic Opportunity Fund administered through the two local governments. The fact that the organization is not fully funded by government allows it greater flexibility, greater independence and the ability to source outside funding for community projects.
The Society is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and is limited to four members only: The Administrator for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District; the elected Director of Area "A" of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District; the Administrator for the Town of Golden; and the (collective) elected Mayor and Council of the Town of Golden.
The Society is governed by a Board of seven volunteer directors, two of which must be the Mayor of the Town of Golden and the elected director of Area "A". These individuals may then unilaterally appoint one director; the remaining 3 directors are jointly appointed. Directors are obligated to a one-year term upon which they must retire and be either re-appointed by acclamation, or replaced by a new appointment.2013 Board of Directors
Missing Photo: Randy Priest - President
Can't find space to get away from it all?
Here in Golden you could chill out like Morgan with a little light reading on your back deck.
Don't have time to make it to the market?
Golden's long summer days mean we can grow our own veggies and still have time to play!
Can't fit a dog in your condo?
In her backyard, or at the river, there’s plenty of space for Pam and her pup to play.