Al Mc Cracken Memorial Award

Bob Wright

Community Futures Central Kootenay

Bob joined the CF Central Kootenay Board as a Director in 1994 bringing knowledge of the forestry sector and representing the areas of Nelson and the Slocan Valley. Bob became Vice Chair of the Board in 1995 a role he held for 12 years until 2007 when he became the Chair of the Board a role he held for 8 years.  

He is also a member of our loans committee, nominating committee responsible for Board Director recruitment and management of the GM as well as Chairing the Nelson & Area Economic Development partnership, and has served three terms of the CFBC Board of Directors, serving as Chair during his last term. 

Bob left the CF Central Kootenay Board in 2015 in recognition of Board term limits. He stayed engaged by mentoring new Board members and our new Chair. In 2016 Bob rejoined the Board where he continues to serve as our Past Chair where he brings valuable historical knowledge about the organization, community insights and ongoing mentoring to new Board members.  

Bob is a life-long resident of the Central Kootenay region who is highly engaged in his community. Some of his volunteer roles outside of CF (there are too many to mention) include School Board Trustee and Director of the Canadian Society for Social Development.   He worked for 20 years in the forestry sector, has operated his own cycling tour company, Wright’s Bike Tours and currently works for Kootenay Career Development Society delivering their Wage Subsidy and Job Creation Partnership programs. 

Bob provides common sense advice when needed, asks thoughtful questions and is always supportive of staff. He provides great leadership for our staff and Board and is always smiling.  


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