Company: Westbank First Nation
WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THIS POSITION AS A DIRECTOR ON THE EOCP BOARD?
I like making a difference in Operators work lives. I believe that I have a unique perspective gained through my work experience with my First Nation community and then my time spent working for the Federal Government providing training for First Nation Operators.
I feel like the EOCP should be here to ensure that systems are properly classified and run by certified Operators but by having proper input from Operators. Some of the changes are not always feasible for all and it would be nice to have more input from others points of view during the discussion process before the changes take place rather than after.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF A DIRECTOR OF THE EOCP BOARD?
To keep in mind that you are there for the best interest of all Operators; large & small; urban & rural; as well as First Nation. And to be an active participant.
WHAT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ATTRIBUTES WOULD YOU BRING TO THE EOCP BOARD?
I have been a certified Operator for over 15 years and have worked for my First Nation Utility department, as both an Operator and now a Manger, and the Federal Government responsible for training and certification programs for all First Nation Operators across all of B.C. I hold Water Distribution Level II, Small Water System and Small Wastewater System EOCP certifications.
I helped in the organization and set up a non-profit group for the First Nation Operator Waters Network of BC & Yukon which gave me a lot of experience in understanding the rules associated with non-profit groups and working with multiple ideas from an array of personalities that were all working towards the same goal.