Regional Economic Development Contacts

Local Government

Regional District of Bulkley- Nechako
Nellie Davis
Manager of Regional Economic Development 
Phone: 250-692-3195 /1-800-320-3339

Town of Smithers
Will George
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-847-1600                                             
Smithers Community Profile

Village of Fraser Lake
Dave Christie
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-699-8844
Fraser Lake Community Profile

District of Vanderhoof
Hilary Irvine
Deputy Director of Community Development
Phone: 250-567-4711
Vanderhoof Community Profile

Village of Burns Lake
Dolores Funk
Economic Development Officer
Phone:  250-692-7587
Burns Lake Community Profile

District of Fort St James
Brooke Eschuck 
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-996-8233
Fort St James Community Profile

District of Houston
Maureen Czirfusz
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-845-7640
Houston Community Profile

Village of Granisle
Sharon Smith
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 250-697-2428
Granisle Community Profile

Village of Telkwa
Jill Barrowman
Economic Development / Business Liaison Officer
Phone: 250-846-5212
Telkwa Community Profile

First Nations Government 

Binche Whut'en 
Kelley Williams 
Band Manager 
Phone: 250-648-3232

Burns Lake Band (Ts'il Kaz  Koh)
Currently Vacant 
Economic Development Contact
Phone: 250-692-7717

Cheslatta Carrier Nation 
Mike Robertson 
Senior Policy Advisor
Phone: 250-694-3334

Lake Babine Nation 
Victor Tom 
Economic Development Director
Phone: 250-692-4746

Nadleh Whut'en First Nation 
Rose DaSilva
Executive Assistant
Phone: 250-690-7211

Nak'azdli Whut'en
Currently Vacant
Economic Development Contact 
Phone: 250-996-7171

Nee Tahi Buhn 
Currently Vacant 
Economic Development Contact
Phone: 250-694-3494

Saik'uz First Nation 
Jason Alexis
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-562-2799

Skin Tyee First Nation 
Adele Gooding 
General Manager
Phone: 250-694-3517

Stellat'en First Nation 
Adam Patrick
Economic Development Officer and Policy Coordinator
Phone: 250-699-8747

Takla Nation 
Chris French
Economic Development 
Phone: 250-564-9321 ex.3012

Tl'azt'en Nation 
Currently Vacant
Economic Development Contact
Phone: 250-648-3212

Wet'suwet'en First Nation 
Shannon Haizimsque
Chief Operating Officer, YDEDLP 
Phone: 250-698-7770

Yekooche First Nation
Currently Vacant
Economic Development Contact
Phone: 250-562-0592


Community Futures

Community Futures Stuart-Nechako
Serves Fraser Lake, Fort St James, and Vanderhoof
Graham Stanley
General Manager
Phone: 250-567-5219
Community Futures Nadina
Serves Smithers, Telkwa, Granisle, Houston, Burns Lake
Kim Martinsen
General Manager
Phone: 250-845-2522


Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Brad McRobert                                                                         Marc von der Gonna
Regional Manager - Bulkley Nechako                                    Regional Manager - North Coast
Regional Economic Operations Branch                                Regional Economic Operations Branch