Regional Government

What We Do

Regional Boards are composed of elected Municipal and Electoral Area Directors.

At present, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Board is comprised of nineteen Directors. Ten Municipal Directors representing the City of Penticton, the District of Summerland, the Town of Osoyoos, the Town of Oliver, the Town of Princeton and the Village of Keremeos. Nine Electoral Area Directors representing Rural Osoyoos, Cawston, Oliver Rural, Skaha East/Okanagan Falls, Naramata, Okanagan Lake West/West Bench, Keremeos Rural/Hedley,  Rural Princeton, and  Skaha West/Kaleden/Apex.

This unique representational scheme provides the necessary cross-communication venue to promote co-ordination between the activities of the individual municipalities and the rural areas of the region. The assumption of powers by individual Regional Districts is based upon continued negotiations and dialogue between the Board and the participating Municipalities and Rural Electoral Areas.

Boards and Committees

  • Community Services Committee
  • Corporate Services Committee
  • Environment and Infrastructure Committee
  • Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District Board
  • Planning and Development Committee
  • Protective Services Committee
  • Regular Board

RDOS Board Policies

The RDOS Board has adopted the following policies:

RDOS Policy Index

RDOS Vision

We envision the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen as a steward of our environment, sustaining a diverse and livable region that offers a high quality of life through good governance.

RDOS Mission

To initiate and implement policies which preserve and enhance the quality of life and serve the broader public interest in an effective, equitable, environmental and fiscally responsible manner.

Please Note

The information contained on this website is for convenience purposes only. As conditions may change, the Regional District does not guarantee the accuracy of this electronic version. If we may provide any further clarification on any item, please contact us. Thank you for visiting our site!