Ramona Faust is in her 4th term as the Regional District of Central Kootenay Director for Area E. With formal training in horticulture and the social sector, Ramona pursued courses in social ventures, activism, press relations and business planning. Living in the Kootenay Lake Area for most of her adult life, Ramona worked for the Ministry of Forests and School District 8. Having a passion for growing food and flowers learned from her family, she had a tiny cottage plant start business Purely Perennials. Ramona was a founding member of the West Kootenay Eco-society and the Harrop-Procter Community Forest organizations where she was the General Manager of operations including Sunshine Bay Botanicals, a community owned certified organic herb farm and medicinal product business. Ramona went on to initiate, design and seek accreditation for the Kaslo Food Security Project while Executive Director of North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society until late 2011. Currently Ramona is a governor on the Real Estate Foundation of BC Board, is on the Columbia River Treaty Local Government Committee and the Local Government Climate Caucus. She still has a large garden providing dietary staples for much of the year!
Sectors: Local Government