In 1965, the B.C. government amended the Municipal Act to enable the creation of regional districts. There are now 27 regional districts across the province of British Columbia. The Town of Creston belongs to the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) which serves an estimated population of approximately 60,000 residents and is comprised of nine municipalities and 11 Electoral Areas with the three in the Creston Valley being Electoral Areas ‘A’,’B’, and ‘C’. The nine municipalities are the City of Nelson, City of Castlegar, Town of Creston, and the Villages of Kaslo, Nakusp, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton and Slocan.