Gabriola Island Local Trust Area Trustee Corner

Welcome to our local trustee corner, where you can learn more about the trustees working for you! Here you can access trustee newsletters and other information and resources that local trustees want to share.

Meet your Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee

Kees Langereis

Gabriola Island Trustee


T: 1-250-247-8281

Scott Colbourne

Gabriola Island Trustee


T: 1-778-679-1110

About Dan Rogers

Dan Rogers is in his second term as Trustee for the Gambier Islands Trust Area.  A part-time resident of Keats Island, Dan has served as Chair of the Eastbourne Community Association and the Keats Island Conservation Group.   Dan is now on the Executive of Islands Trust serving as a Vice Chair and Chair of the Local Trust Committees of Gabriola, Galiano and Mayne Islands.

About Kees Langereis

Kees Langereis is serving his first term as a Gabriola Island Local Trustee. Over the years, since moving to Gabriola in 1978, he has watched the island grow from 1600 – 4000 residents, and having only one doctor to supporting a medical centre. Now retired, Kees worked as a field worker, policy analyst, district supervisor, and manager for the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.  He is currently a member of the Islands Trust’s Regional Planning Committee.

About Scott Colbourne

Scott Colbourne is serving his first term as Local Trustee for Gabriola Island. He identifies as a writer, visitor and renter near xʷ cumi:lucun, or Twin Beaches, in Snuneymuxw Territory on the island now called Gabriola. He is a former editor and columnist at The Globe and Mail and was recently certified as a frontline volunteer firefighter. He has managed progressive political campaigns at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels co-sponsored Trust Council’s climate-health emergency declaration in March of 2019.


Due to concerns regarding the COVID 19 virus, Trustee Office Hours at the Islands Trust Northern Office are suspended until further notice.  In the absence of in-person office hours, Trustees Langereis and Colbourne encourage you to contact them by email or phone.

Enquiries may also be sent to or call 1-250-247-2063 for the Islands Trust Northern Office reception.

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