Recent History – 1999
Dec. 3, 1999, By Mark Nielsen, Daily News Staff
Gus McLeod will serve a second term as president of the Dawson Creek and District Chamber of Commerce.
McLeod, who owns the local KFC restaurant, won the post by acclamation Thursday, when the Chamber held their annual board of director elections.
Traditionally, the vice-president takes over the position the next year, but Bud Powell declined the posting after winning a seat on the City of Dawson Creek council.
Director Alvin Stedel, has also stepped down from the chamber executive after winning a seat on council.
Louisiana-Pacific’s Pat Merserau is the new vice-president, and Alvie Shearer of McIntyre Auto Parts, is the treasurer.
Directors with two year terms are Charles Kux-Kardos of Alaska Hotel, and Darcy Dober of Mr. Mike’s. One-year term directors are Anne-Marie Monlezun of Jacques Electric; Ken Lee of Panagopoulos Pizza, Neel Trasy of Super 8 Motel; Rick Hall of Elite Auto Carline Muffler; Theresa Hunter of The Promo Shoppe; and Wayne Hiebert, an individual member.
McLeod said he’s looking forward to the year ahead.
“We’ve kept some consistency on the board and we’ve brought on some real good young people,” he said. “It’s always great when we see our young people getting involved in our community and with Rick Hall and Wayne Hiebert coming onto the board, it gives us that experience.”
The new board will get together in January and decide on two or three issues that they will focus on, and McLeod expects that the conflict between BC Rail and CN Rail over grain handling will be one of them.
“I think the biggest thing that’s happening is there is some miscommunication between CN and BCR and the biggest thing that we can do is get them both back to the table,” he said.