All Community Futures organizations are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business people who bring with them extensive knowledge and experience of the area’s economy. Our Board members represent our region’s population and main economic sectors. Their role is to establish our organization’s priorities, monitor our performance, and answer to key stakeholders.


Steve Hopkins, Vice Treasurer

STEVE HOPKINS, CPA, CMA, Board of Directors
Steve Hopkins joined CFPR in 2014. Steve is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) working as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Powell River Board of Education as well as the Director of Finance for the Powell River Educational Services Society. In these roles he is responsible for all areas with respect to Finance and Facilities including budget forecasting, cash flow management, procurement and capital planning. Steve also sits as a Director of the Carlson Community Club, a position he undertook after completing two terms as a Director of the Powell River Tourism Society. Steve is passionate about community and volunteerism and has always been interested in the economic development of the Powell River Community

Lori Brown, Treasurer

Lori Brown, Treasurer
Lori grew up in Powell River in a business-orientated family, her parents owning several companies: Aero Powell River Services Ltd (Auto/Industrial/Tire/Mechanical Shop); Kip Brown Trucking Ltd (Log Hauling); and Aero Cabs (local cab company).

Lori learned at a young age about being in business in a small isolated community and purchased Aero/Kal tire from her parents July 1, 2000. Lori is a Member of the Westview Baptist Church Lori joined the Community Futures Board in 2001 as Treasurer, and has participated on the Powell River Christian School Society Board (2004-2011) as Treasurer, and Powell River Community Forest (2013-Present) as Vice-Chair.

Lori’s community sprit is evident in the co-started Powell River Small Business Cash Mob 2012 to help support local small business (mom & pop shops). The objective was to bring back shoppers to the small local shops rather than large box stores and reconnect with their clientele, much like it was back in the day.


Carla McKamey, Vice Chair

Giving back is a big part of Carla’s life and she has always been a passionate volunteer. As such, Carla has been a valued member of Community Futures Powell River Board since 2013. These days you can also find Carla volunteering her time to Westcoast ACCESS, and the Garden Club.

Carla was born in Powell River moved to Mission at a young age, but still came back for visits. In 2002, Carla permanently moved back with her husband and two boys. Her favorite pastimes include training dogs, fishing and gardening.

Her experience as a Realtor started at Coast in 2006. She always greets people with a big smile making her a well sought after Realtor.



Dick Vanderkemp

Dick Vanderkemp


Board Recruitment Process and Conflict of Interest Policy

CFPR Performance Report 2015-2016.pdf

CFPR Performance Report 2016-2017.pdf

CFPR Financial Statements 2017.pdf

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