The infrastructure Group is an integral part of the community, ensuring that it has safe, reliable, and sustainable infrastructure. The department is composed of several sub-departments, including engineering, public works, housing, and utilities.
The department plays a critical role in ensuring that the community has the necessary infrastructure to support its growing population and to maintain existing infrastructure to keep it in good working condition. The department works tirelessly to ensure that the community has access to safe and affordable housing, well-maintained public spaces, and reliable utilities.
Loretta Ghostkeeper AScT.
Director of Infrastructure
Phone:(250) 493-0048 ext. 215
The Engineering area is focused on ensuring that the community has safe, reliable, and sustainable infrastructure and is responsible for the design, construction, and improvement of various infrastructure projects such as roads, sidewalks, street lighting, potable water systems, sanitary sewer systems, dams, and multi-use pathways. The department works closely with various agencies like the Ministry of Transportation, City of Penticton, and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to plan and execute different initiatives related to transportation, regional growth strategies, water systems, sewer treatment, and environmental concerns. The department’s focus includes short and long-term objectives to improve community and road safety, increase water system efficiency, expand sewer capacity, improve pathways and sidewalks, overseeing current assets, promote sustainable infrastructure development, increase infrastructure resiliency, improve connectivity, and enhance community engagement.
Engineering ensures that all infrastructure projects are planned and executed in a manner that meets the needs of the PIB comprehensive community plan. This involves designing and overseeing construction and maintenance projects that ensure safe and reliable infrastructure for the members and residents living on the Penticton Indian Band.
Erin Pomeroy AScT.
Civil Engineering Technologist
Phone:(250) 493-0048 ext: 231