Norm Parry, Chair
Norm Parry has recently retired from the Public Service after 35 years working in the Forest Service. He is also currently on the Board of Directors for Skeena Nass Centre for Resource Economics (SNCIRE) as well as the Terrace Community Forest. He is co-president of the Terrace Badminton Club and is an active coach for youth badminton.
Rich Toomey, Treasurer
Rich grew up in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Victoria.
His 36 year career in commercial lending with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BCD) brought him from Nanaimo to Fort St. John, then Campbell River and finally to Terrace in 1999. He became Branch Manager in 2014 and is recently retired.
Rich is an active member of the Rotary Club of Terrace and has been for many years. He is married and he and his wife have 5 adult children and 9 grandchildren.
Since moving to Terrace in 1975 from Burnaby BC, Carole has been involved in many community sports and arts organizations. She has volunteered her time as past Chair for the Veritas Parents Support Group, was a Director on the Terrace Concert Society Board, a Coordinator for the Adult Volleyball League and was instrumental in getting Women’s Hockey going in Terrace.
When Carole’s two sons were involved in sports, she volunteered and helped with Minor Hockey, Soccer, Swim Club, was a Director for Minor Lacrosse, and coached T-Ball. She was on the 2010 BC Games Accreditation Committee. More recently Carole has helped with fund raising for the BC Senior Games and helped with traffic control during the River Boat Days Fireworks. She is past President of the Lakelse Dragon Boat Society (2006-2015) and currently serving as a Director on the LDBS Board.
In 1975 Carole was employed as the first formally trained Lab Assistant at Terrace’s Omineca Medical Laboratories. Carole enjoys gardening, dragon boating, the arts, travel, hiking and her family. In June 2016, Carole retired from Terrace LifeLabs Medical Laboratory and looks forward to serving as a director on the Terrace Community Foundation Board.
Hilary was born and raised in Northwest B.C. and enjoys raising her young family in the one of the most beautiful corners of the world. Hilary has worked in the communications field for over a decade with various First Nations organizations and industry. She is currently the Graphic Designer for the Northwest Community College.
Hilary got involved with the Foundation because she felt is was important to have a voice as an Indigenous woman and young person. She is excited to be a part of an important organization focused on community building and enjoys putting her professional skills toward a good cause.
Andrew Webber, Vice Chair
Andrew Webber was employed by the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine for over 30 years, concluding his career as Manager of Planning and Economic Development. This work entailed land use planning, natural resource management, local government restructuring, economic development and tourism marketing. He has university degrees in Community Planning and Political Science.
He is a member of the Terrace Riverboat Days Society, where main roles have been in marketing and preparation of the Official Program. He is also a founder and current President of the Minerals North Conference Association, a non-profit organization which awards and oversees northern BC's largest annual mining conference. Previous volunteer activities include delivery of outreach programs for Terrace Toastmasters, and as a member of the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley and the Terrace-Kitimat Airshow Society.
Phyllis Proteau, Secretary
Phyllis grew up in Prince Rupert then left for Nanaimo where she spent 25 years, eventually moving back to Terrace in 2000.
She retired from the City of Terrace in 2017 and fills her spare time with camping, skiing and volunteering with the Eby Street Hatchery, Ducks Unlimited and the Terrace Rod & Gun Club.
While with the City she was involved in the community granting process and feels that working with the Community Foundation is a good fit for
Char served two terms on the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce board and more recently represented staff for two terms on the Northwest
Community College board. She currently serves on the board of the Greater Terrace Food Association as well as the Terrace Community Foundation board.
She is currently employed at WorkBC/Northwest Training Ltd., is a columnist for the Terrace Standard newspaper, and has hosted 'Char Can't Cook' on Citywest Community Television for the past three years.
Mayor Carol Leclerc, Board Liaison
Carol Leclerc, first elected as Mayor of Terrace in 2014, served as a Terrace City Councillor from 2002-2011. She has served as a Director of the Regional District Kitimat Stikine, Chair and Vice Chair of the Northwest Regional Hospital District, Director on Northern Health, and currently is the Vice Chair of Northern Development Trust Initiative’s NW Regional Advisory Committee. She has her Masters of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University.
Mrs. Leclerc recently retired after 25 years with Coast Mountains School District serving in a number of positions with the most recent being District Trades Career Coordinator. She is passionate about her community having served with many committees and organizations. Carol enjoys walking, hiking and dragon boating and is an active member of her Rotary Club.