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
Jill Barrowman
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-847-1600                                             
Smithers Community Profile

Village of Fraser Lake

Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-699-8844
Fraser Lake Community Profile

District of Vanderhoof
Heidi Goncalves
Director of Community Services
Phone: 250-567-4711
Vanderhoof Community Profile

Village of Burns Lake

Economic Development Officer
Phone:  250-692-7587
Burns Lake Community Profile

District of Fort St James

Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-996-8233
Fort St James Community Profile

District of Houston
Andrea Newell
Director of Economic and Community Development
Phone: 250-845-7640
Houston Community Profile

Village of Granisle
Dave Birdi
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 250-697-2428
Granisle Community Profile

Village of Telkwa
Shilo Werrell
Economic Development 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 
Emmanuel Ogwal
Economic Development Director
Phone: 250-692-4700

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 
Jade Irwin 
General Manager
Phone: 250-694-3517

Stellat'en First Nation 

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 Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation (JEDI)

Dave Christie                                                                                                    Marc von der Gonna
Regional Manager - Bulkley Nechako/North Central                            Director, Northern Region
Regional Economic Operations Branch                                                     Regional Economic Operations Branch