In 1968 the North Okanagan Regional District created regional planning commissions to advise the planning department of NORD on regional issues. The Advisory Planning Commission for Area F covers the rural area east to Mabel Lake and north to Mara Lake. Committee members include one member from each community and the Area F representative to NORD. They were asked to analyse every subdivision proposal in this area and give a recommendation to NORD. They also made recommendations concerning water, pollution, highways, garbage, zoning, recreation, land and soil issues.