Mayor and Council
The Village of Salmo has a Mayor and four Councillors. The current Village Council was elected in 2018, with Municipal elections held every four years.
Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Village of Salmo office, located at 423 Davies Avenue. The full listing of Council meetings can be found under Council Meetings. Meeting agendas are published online on the Friday before the meeting. Note: Due to COVID 19 Council meetings are currently being held electronically. Members of the public may attend virtually by emailing the CAO at [email protected] no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting and an electronic meeting invitation will be sent to you.
In British Columbia, the Community Charter and the Local Government Act grant the elected Council the authority to establish policies to guide the growth, development and operation of the town, set budgets and levy taxes to provide services. Council delegates administrative responsibility to the Chief Administrative Officer who oversees Village operations.
Mayor Lockwood was born in Trail and raised in Salmo. She has resided here most of her life. Her passion is for her community and she has been very active in her community with volunteer groups. Her volunteer life started in high school and subsequently carried on with the Salmo Ski Racers, the Swimming Pool, the Girls Fastball, and the Lions and all they do for the community. Under the Chamber of Commerce, she chaired the Playground Committee that brought about the new playground in our KP Park. She has worked towards an Age Friendly Community and has been with the West Kootenay Seniors Transportation Working Group for the last four years. Diana has been in nursing for the past twenty years. She is happily married and has four grandchildren.