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Councillor Bepple resigns, cites health reasons

Due to health reasons, Coun. Nancy Bepple has announced her resignation from her council position.
March 25, 2014 - 2:24 PM

KAMLOOPS - City Councillor Nancy Bepple has announced her resignation from her position effective immediately due to health-related issues.

“It has been a huge honour to serve the people of Kamloops.  My fellow councillors are dedicated and full of integrity, living by council’s principles to be responsive and accountable.  I have great respect for the outstanding staff at the City of Kamloops and will miss working with them for the betterment of this community,” said Bepple.

Bepple was appointed and elected to several Federation of Municipality committees including the Northern Remote Forum, Increasing Women's participation in Municipal Government, and Environmental Issues/Sustainable Development .

As a city councillor, Bepple chaired the Community and Council Services Committee, and participated on the Audit Committee, Industrial Base Task Force, Heritage Commission, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Liason, Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, Service Agreement Negotiating Committee, Measuring Up Committee, Diversity Advisory Committee, and the Mayor's Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

Bepple has served on council since November 2008 and was elected to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District in 2012. She held her elected position until her resignation.

"We are saddened to learn of Councillor Bepple’s resignation, but greatly respect her decision to put her health first.  She was very committed to her role on council and the many committees she was involved with," said Mayor Peter Milobar. 

"Nancy was extremely dedicated and could be counted on to do her homework before attending council and committee meetings.  She could also be counted on to attend other community meetings and events, whether a public hearing, ribbon cutting for a business or a fundraiser for a local charity.  This does not include the countless hours she spent meeting with residents to learn about local issues.  She will be truly missed.”

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