Public Meetings

The SSIFPD holds its monthly Trustee’s meeting on the third Monday of every month; please see our Meetings page for upcoming Trustee and Committee meeting dates and locations.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings start at 7PM and the Public is welcome to attend.

Contact the Trustees

Your SSIFPD Trustees

Trustee Year Elected Term Term Expiry
Rollie Cook 2023 3 years 2026
Wynona Cook 2021 3 years 2024
Mary Lynn Hetherington 2024 3 years 2026
David Courtney 2023 3 years 2026
Rob Oliver 2021 3 years 2024
John Wakefield 2022 3 years 2025
Robin Williams 2022 3 years 2025

Rollie Cook – Trustee

Rollie Cook – Trustee Chair

As a two-term Member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly as well as the managing partner of a successful advertising agency and his several-decade role as Chairman of the Board of a fast growing Chinese real estate company, Rollie brings a wealth of talent to the Fire Trustees. Committed to moving forward courageously to address issues such as response times, fiscal balance, and innovative options to address complex problems.

Wynona Cook – Trustee

Wynona Cook – Trustee

Wynona Elizabeth Cook, MA (Psychology), LLB has lived and worked on SSI for the last 25 years.  Throughout her career she has been a Probation & Parole Officer, Psychotherapist and lawyer.  In 2006, Wynona opened Morningside Law in Fulford Harbour.  In 2010, she was appointed the Family Duty Counsel for the Bellas Circuit Court working one week a month in the Central Coast of BC.  She retired from the practice of law 2 years ago.

Wynona has served on several not-for-profit boards, including many First Nation boards, 8 years as the President of the BC Schizophrenia Society and 2 years as Chair of the Fulford Water District.  She now lives in Ganges and looks forward to working with the SSIFPD.

Mary Lynn Hetherington – Trustee

MaryLynn Hetherington – Trustee

Having grown up in a firefighting family, MaryLynn understands firefighters. This understanding, plus her widespread connections throughout the community and her experience as an emergency room nurse, has prepared her to work effectively with her fellow Trustees. She is confident that, despite challenges, including upcoming negotiations, fiscally-responsible acquisition of equipment, and the building of the new fire hall, the Trustees will achieve positive progress.

John Wakefield - Trustee

John Wakefield – Trustee

John Wakefield – Trustee

A seasoned leader with diverse industry expertise, John is dedicated to empowering businesses and organizations to achieve their goals through good governance and effective operations.
He currently serves as the Emergency Program Coordinator for Salt Spring Island Electoral Area and has been a trustee for the SSIFPD since 2021.
John holds a BA in Communications and Geography from Simon Fraser University, as well as a certificate in Emergency Management from the Justice Institute of BC.

David Courtney – Trustee

David Courtney – Trustee

My wife Wendy and I use to sail the waters in and around Salt Spring in the late 80’s and 90’s, and in 1999 we bought our first cabin on Salt Spring. In April 2020 I retired from 43 years in Commercial Aviation and I currently consider myself semi retired. My Board of Director experience has always been with non profits. Advocating on a particular issue I’m passionate about, seems to follow me. I take a keen interest in the build of our new long awaited Fire Hall and the construction process.