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Meet Your Council

Contact Mayor and Council

Mayor Kathy Moore

After two terms as a Rossland councillor, Kathy Moore is proud to be serving the community for a second term as Mayor. Born and raised in California, she is a dual citizen with undergraduate and law degrees. She is retired from a career in sales management consulting and lives in Rossland with her husband, one cat and a parrot. She has a married son, a wonderful daughter-in-law and a darling granddaughter. Kathy loves the outdoor lifestyle made possible by Rossland's natural amenities.

Kathy has a passionate interest in seeing Rossland strengthen its commitment to good governance, regional cooperation, accountability to residents and to continue the implementation of the Asset Management Plan and the tenets embodied in the Strategic Sustainability Plan. She is proud of all the accomplishments that were achieved by the City over the last few terms. She greatly appreciates the support she has received during her time on Council and encourages all residents to contact her and provide their views and feedback. She believes our community is made stronger by community engagement, open and honest communication and lively discourse.

In 2019 she looks forward to working for the benefit of Rossland on the following committees: Administration & Personnel, Age Friendly/Seniors, Regional Recreation, Mid-town Transition Area Development and the Highway #3 Mayors and Chairs Coalition. She anticipates another very busy and rewarding term on Council and is extremely pleased with the talent and diversity of skills of the newly elected Council.

Councillor Scott Forsyth

I am an outdoor enthusiast that loves the Rossland lifestyle and likes to support communities in any way he can. Volunteer community support includes coaching youth cross-country skiers, serving on the KCTS and Tourism Rossland boards, doing sound for the Joe Hill Coffee house, small work on numerous cabins at Nancy Green Summit, and trail building including starting the Church of Dirt.

In his role as councillor he will approach all concerns and issues from a position of good governance, transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility. Scott will be the City representative on the Tourism Rossland board.

Councillor Dirk Lewis

I am a dad with a young family, a small business owner, and guy wearing shorts in Rossland. I moved here about 14 years ago to "live the life". I am a keen mountain-biker, a wanna-be runner, and a hope-to-be skier. In the time that I've been here I have grown to love and respect this city more and more each year. I am very excited to spend the next 4 years getting to know this city even better and serving to the best of my ability.

Councillor Chris Bowman

Chris Bowman has grown up in British Columbia and made Rossland his home with his family in 2006. Since moving to Rossland, Chris has spent much time developing business and structure in the Rossland Downtown Core. Chris welcomes new innovative ideas and approaches and enjoys the challenge of integrating them successfully. His unyielding values and principals around customer service and satisfaction has fostered great success in his business endeavors and he believes that teamwork, excellence in communication and the ability to learn from each other sets the foundation for a strong council.

Councillor Janice Nightingale

Janice purchased her home in Rossland in 2003, excited about the skiing, but then fell in love with the community. She has lived here full time since 2012, and appreciates the inclusivity and the culture in Rossland, whether it is on the hill, at the golf course, on the ice, or enjoying the many events put on by the amazing citizen lead groups in the city. Janice will be acting as the YAN council liaison, participating on the new Recreation and TRP Committee, the Administrative and Personnel Committee and the Mid Town Transition (Emcon Lot development) Committee. Janice looks forward to guiding this amazing city's growth in ways that benefit all the members of the community to ensure the City of Rossland is as attractive and successful in the future as it is now.

Councillor Stewart Spooner

Stewart came to Rossland as a ski bum in 1991 and has been active participant in and a passionate advocate for outdoor recreation ever since. As operations manager with the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society since 2000, Stewart has been significantly responsible for the development of the network of trails surrounding the Community, and as a founding director of the Friends of the Rossland Range Society, Stewart contributed to the founding, planning and development of the Rossland Range Recreation Site. Stewart brings a perspective grounded in the values of sustainability, affordability, and community cooperation to the challenges that Rossland faces.

Councillor Andy Morel

Andy has been a resident of Rossland since 1998. He's a self-employed carpenter/handyman and runs a nordic skiing business called Kootenay Nordic Ventures during the winter months. He has experience on non-profit boards, having served as a director on the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture and as past-present of Black Jack Ski Club.