The Manitoba government has appointed eight new members to the province’s Municipal Board. Seven new members and a re-appointed member are from the Winnipeg Brandon area with one from the north Valerie Whyte from Pukatawagan. Whyte is a resource worker with the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation. She has a certificate in counseling from the University of Manitoba and is currently completing a bachelor of social work and bachelor of arts at the University College of the North. Her previous work experience includes serving as a community manager, mental health worker and youth program coordinator.
The Manitoba Municipal Board is a quasi-judicial tribunal under the Municipal Board Act that sets out the general provisions respecting the Board’s operations. The Board recently launched an innovative new appeal management process to address the long term challenge of outstanding assessment appeals in Manitoba.