Gerri Brightwell

Regional Manager, Regional Economic Operations within the Small Business and Economic Development Division of the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation with the Province of British Columbia.


The Regional Economic Operations team works with rural communities, industry and small business in support of their community and economic development goals with a mandate around rural economic diversification and resiliency.

Previous to her role in government, Gerri worked as a consultant with a focus on community economic development and rural sustainability, serving clients in the Kootenay region within the non-profit, local government and private sector. Gerri holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Conservation Science, both from the University of Alberta. Gerri is grateful to live and work within the homelands of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc people, in the Kootenay region, where she is raising two kids and a dog with her partner Michael.

All sessions

Food Transport in the Basin -

  • 5 October, 2022
  • 9:15am - 10:15am
  • Main Hall - Columbia Valley Centre