New executive director welcomed

Successful candidate takes the helm at community services society

Ms. Johnson comes from a family and community support services agency in southern Alberta where she was the manager

Ms. Johnson comes from a family and community support services agency in southern Alberta where she was the manager

The Castlegar & District Community Services Society Board of Directors and staff has recently welcomed Kristein Johnson as the new executive director.

“She brings knowledge, skills, experience and a positive perspective to our Society,” states Board Chair Roberta Hamilton.

Ms. Johnson comes from a family and community support services agency in southern Alberta where she was the manager, with expertise in staff motivation and training, program development and evaluation, establishing and maintaining partnerships, counseling, fund raising, marketing and communication. She has a strong passion for community and believes that it takes a community to raise and foster positive growth and spirit.

She also has traveled overseas to third world countries to distribute bed kits and school supplies for the Sleeping Children Around the World project. Her recent one-month trip was in India where 10,000 bed kits were distributed.

“I look forward to meeting residents of the community and learning about the services of other local and regional organizations in order to work better together,” states Kristein. “Come and visit me at 1007 2nd St.”

Castlegar Community Services is a multi-program agency that has served the residents of Castlegar and District for more than 33 years. Our mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing assistance, counselling and support, and by working for social change in our communities.