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Jim Jacobsen

Board Director

The past 2 years I have been working directly in the sustainable energy field - Initially as a sales and business development contractor for Mesla Energy (a wholesale distributor of LED lighting solutions) and now as a solar advisor for Empower Energy Corp. 

The bulk of my professional experience has been in the Kootenays working in community and economic development (non profit and government sectors).  These roles included sales, event management, community outreach, education, policy development, strategic planning, advocacy and action. 

I have 20 plus years board experience as a director and employee answerable to a board. While the Executive Director for the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, I served on numerous BoD’s, including ones holding charitable status.  Notably, Community Directed Funds Committee, Creston Valley Wildlife Centre Revitalization Committee, Community Sustainability Advisory Team, CV Tourism Branding Team, and the International Selkirk Loop.

I live in Creston, BC with my wife.  My two children are students at UBC in Vancouver.  I drive a hybrid, am passionate about the rural lifestyle, the 3 R’s, and the Winnipeg Jets.