Our Area F

Greater West Bench | Rural Summerland |Okanagan Lake West


Hello, and thank you for stopping by.


My name is Riley Gettens. I am the Director for Electoral Area "F" of the RDOS.


So far, this site is a way for me to share information with the citizens of Area "F". However, the site can also serve as a way to connect around issues that are important to us all.

As we are approaching spring, I can't help but think about the upcoming wildfire season. Usually, as the weather warms up, we also see an increase in crime. We just completed the draft age-friendly study (Greater West Bench). We can't implement every recommendation but there are some good ideas that we can implement (or at least work towards). We also have two established RDOS commissions, the Advisory Planning and Parks and Recreation Commissions.


Is there a role for a Community Association in Greater West Bench? Faulder and Meadow Valley? North Beach? 

Please let me know. If there is interest in meeting throughout the year to work on community projects or initiatives, we will make it happen. Some of the topics we could discuss:



For many of these topics, excellent resources are available. But we need energy to spread the message and gain momentum.  If you are interested in being a community volunteer, please fill out the form below, send me an email (rgettens@rdos.bc.ca) or call 250-488-0246. 


It is important to me that I hear from you. 

Please, let me know your thoughts.

Thank you!


Riley Gettens

Director, Electoral Area "F"

Email | rgettens@rdos.bc.ca

Phone | 250-488-0246


Advisory Planning


 Provide input on matters relating to land use planning and management.   At RDOS, electoral area directors may choose to establish an APC within their jurisdiction.  An APC is not mandatory, but the commission plays an important role in Area "F".

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Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission are a citizens of Area "F" and create the vision for our community parks and recreations initiatives.  Generally the group meets six times a years and advises on budget and priorities.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Community Champion

General Recreation

Youth Volunteer

Emergency Support Services

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