City Council Members
The Castlegar City Council is comprised of the Mayor and 6 Councillors, each elected for a four year term.
Mayor Kirk Duff
Kirk Duff was elected as Mayor in 2021. Mayor Duff has 20 years of experience as a City Councillor including 9 years as the City’s rep to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK).
Mayor Duff and his wife Myra live in downtown Castlegar and have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. He is a Quality Assurance Specialist with Teck Resources whom he has been employed with for the past 42 years.
Mayor Duff is a 40+ year Lions Club member, and currently the Board Chair of the BC Lions Clubs Society for Children with Disabilities & Easter Seals House based in Vancouver with summer camps at Shawnigan Lake, Squamish, and Winfield.
Mayor Duff is the City’s Director on the RDCK Board, a member of the RDCK Recreation Commission, and the West Kootenay Boundary Hospital Board. He is currently the Chair of the City’s Public Safety Committee, Chair of the Municipal Services Committee, and Chair of the Stage IV Labour/Management Committee.
Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff
Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff joined Council in 2011. Councillor Heaton-Sherstobitoff has lived in Castlegar since 1988, Sue and her husband Curtis have two daughters. Councillor Heaton-Sherstobitoff has an extensive history of volunteering within the community from Chairing the Selkirk College Foundation Board, to President of Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club to currently fundraising for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Councillor Heaton-Sherstobitoff serves on the Cultural and Civic Pride Committee and Green and Technology Committee.
Cultural and Civic Pride - Chair
Green and Technology - Deputy Chair
Councillor Cherryl MacLeod
Councillor Cherryl MacLeod was elected to Council in 2018 and serves on the following Committees: Community Wellness and Social Services, Public Safety, and the Step 4 Grievance Committee.
Community Wellness and Social Services - Chair
Public Safety - Deputy Chair
Step 4 Grievance Committee - Member
Councillor Maria McFaddin
Councillor Maria McFaddin was elected to Council in 2018 and serves on the following Committees: Finance and Corporate Services, Planning and Development, and the Step 4 Grievance Committee.
Finance and Corporate Services - Deputy Chair
Planning and Development - Chair
Step 4 Grievance Committee - Member
Councillor Bergen Price
Councillor Bergen Price was elected to Council in 2018 and serves on the following Committees: Green and Technology, Planning and Development, and the Castlegar and District Recreation Commission.
Green and Technology - Chair
Planning and Development - Deputy Chair
Castlegar and District Recreation Commission - Commissioner
Deputy Mayor Dan Rye
Councillor Dan Rye joined Council in 2011. Councillor Rye and his wife Randi moved to Castlegar 12 year ago from Vancouver Island. Before moving to Castlegar, he spent eight years on Municipal Council in Gold River, BC. Dan manages Kootenay Market in Castlegar and has been actively involved with the Rotary Club (president in 2005- 2006), the Chamber of Commerce (President 2009-2011), the United Way, the Castlegar Curling Club and the Castlegar Golf Club. Councillor Rye is the alternate director for the RDCK Board, and serves on the following Committees: the Castlegar and District Recreation Commission, Cultural and Civic Pride Committee, and the Transportation and Civic Works Committee.
Cultural and Civic Pride – Deputy Chair
Transportation and Civic Works - Chair
Castlegar & District Recreation Commission - Commissioner
Councillor Brian Bogle
Councillor Brian Bogle was elected to Council in 2021. Councillor Bogle and his wife moved to Castlegar in 2005, they have a daughter and a son, two granddaughters and a grandson. Councillor Bogle managed the Castlegar Safeway from 2005 to September 2019 when he retired after 43 years of service with Safeway in various locations in the Interior of BC.
Councillor Bogle serves on the following Committees: Public Safety, Cultural and Civic Pride, and the Stage IV Labour Management Committee.