Community Futures Nicola Valley is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of up to 14 local business people, First Nations, government service agencies, and the financial sector who have extensive knowledge and experience of our local economy. Our Board members represent our region’s population and main economic sectors. Their role is to establish our organizations’ priorities, monitor our performance, and answer to key stakeholders. The Directors are selected by nomination and vote by the current Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 
The goal of the Community Futures Nicola Valley’s Board of Directors is to seek representation from across the region it serves. The term of each Board of Director two years, with a maximum of nine consecutive years served.
Applications for Board Membership will be accepted upon any vacancies which will be advertised. If you have an interest in joining our Board, please download our information package, located at the bottom of this page.


Noreen Cross

Phone: 250.378.3923
Noreen is experienced in financial reporting and analysis.  Along with her husband Jack, she has been the owner of an autobody shop  and is experienced with the challenges of small business operations.  Originally from the lower mainland, Noreen and Jack intentionally re-located to the Nicola Valley for the lifestyle, climate and economic opportunities.
Noreen has been active in the community with organizations ranging from the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Merritt Centennials Hockey Club to the Nicola Valley Cruisers – a well-known custom car club.   Noreen’s ride is an all-original Model T.   Noreen is currently employed as a Finance Coordinator with the Nicola Tribal Association (NTA) and enjoys the amenities of Merritt combined with the advantages rural acreage living offers.

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Jack Polmans

Board Member & Lending Chair
Phone: 250.378.3923
I moved with my family from Holland in 1952.  Mavis & I were married in 1964 and moved to 100 Mile House and Delta, where we raised our family.  In 2005, after working in the automotive industry as a parts manager, we moved back to Merritt to retire.  We have been involved with the Nicola Valley Museum as Directors, and Co-chair for Country Christmas and volunteering where we could at other events.  I was appointed to six city committees after the 2008 election: City Centre Board, Façade, ATV Taskforce, Spirit of BC Olympic Committee, Olympic Taskforce, and Directional Signage Committee.


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Jane Bartle

Board Member
Phone: 250.378.3923
Jane was born in Vancouver, raised and educated in Burnaby, achieved a Bachelor of Education at UBC, then continued her life-long learning in a broad range of private and public educational institutes throughout BC, Alberta, Ontario, and the Northwest Territories.   Her employment is equally broad ranging from Teaching, Community Development and Group Facilitation, Educational Governance and Financial Management; to support work in Engineering, Law, Insurance, Financial Planning and Academia;  through to small business owner-operator. Jane has been admirably provided for by the great universe of possibility--Community Futures is her opportunity to give back to the universe of possibility so that others may enjoy and prosper.


Jean Perog

Phone: 250.378.3923
I have been a volunteer with CFNV in various capacities since 1990. I have recently returned to the board. I am a retired CPA with over 20 years working in Health Care, and have a continuing interest in Community Economic Development. I believe these make me a valuable board member. 
I have been in the Nicola Valley since 1987 when I purchased land at Stump Lake and later built a home– in 2016, I relocated to the City Of Merritt.
I volunteer in a variety of organizations in the community to do my part in helping our great community.

Tony Luck

Tony Luck

Board Member
Phone: 250.378.3923
Tony Luck has recently moved to Merritt and is excited to a part of this vibrant community. He was born in Vancouver and has spent the majority of his family life in the Abbotsford/Mission area raising his family. After an active life and careers in the Lower Mainland he and his wife Wanda are excited about their new adventure in Merritt. Prior to joining Royal LePage Merritt as a Realtor Tony had a rewarding career at Investors Group as a financial adviser after a 26 year career with BC Hydro in various capacities.
Tony has been active in his communities as well. He has served as a director and Vice-Chair of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, Director and Vice-Chair of the Mission Community Foundation and served one term as an elected councillor for the District of Mission. He has also served as a Director of the Fraser Valley Regional District. Tony and his wife Wanda have a large and active family who they love to spend as much time with as possible. They also enjoy spending time riding their Harley and kayaking when they get a chance.

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