Mayor Ron Toyota was born and raised in Creston and graduated from Prince Charles Secondary School in 1965. He operated Taks Home Furnishers for 30 years living in Cranbrook, with a branch store in Creston as well as Golden, Fernie, Castlegar and Grand Forks.
Mayor Toyota has been active with many community groups, including :
Ron Toyota was elected in December 2008 and is serving his 3rd term as Mayor.
Ron is married to Judy (Kranabetter), they live at Sanca and raised 3 children and have 5 grandchildren (ages 8 to 21).
Ron and Judy enjoy curling, golf, visiting their family and living on Kootenay Lake.