FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Northern Real Estate Board (BCNREB) announced Monday that Wynnette Lowes has been elected president for the 2022-2023 term.

Lowes has been a realtor for almost eighteen years and is a representative at Century 21 in Fort St. John. She has served on many board committees, including the professional standards committee.

In a BCNREB release,  Lowes says she is honoured to serve as the board’s 54th president.

The board represents more than 395 realtors who serve the real estate needs of communities from Fort Nelson in the north to 100 Mile House in the south and from the Alberta border to Haida Gwaii.

She says that in her years working in the Energetic City, she learned that market conditions vary across time and geography.

“Housing in the north is still, overall, very affordable when compared to the lower mainland. Still, the low housing supply has pushed prices higher, even here.”

“Housing affordability remains a concern. BCNREB will continue to advocate for solutions to housing supply issues and for the protection of all consumers, both buyers and sellers, regardless of where they reside,” she stated in a release.

Lowes takes over the presidency from Sandra Hinchliffe, while Breanne Cote of Prince George was elected vice-president.