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Nelsonite named new CBT director of community engagement

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
March 30th, 2011

Long-time Columbia Basin resident Gary Ockenden will be joining CBT to fill the newly created position of director, Community Engagement.

In this role, Ockenden will engage directly with communities, community organizations and community leaders in the Basin to build relationships, promote the vision and values of CBT and continue improving the effectiveness and impact of CBT’s programs and initiatives across the Basin.

Ockenden’s career includes more than 20 years in leadership positions in the public sector and non-governmental organizations, including the Canadian Red Cross, followed by a successful consulting career.

He has lived in Nelson for the past two decades, is an active volunteer locally and internationally and has a lengthy association with CBT, both in his role as a consultant and as a founding member of its Social Advisory Committee.


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