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Regional Economic Development Coordinator

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Economic Development Contacts

Local Government

Regional District of Bulkley- Nechako
Nellie Davis
Regional Economic Development Assistant
Phone: 250-692-3195 /1-800-320-3339
RDBN Regional 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
Val Anderson 
Economic Development Officer
Phone:  250-692-7587
Burns Lake Community Profile

District of Fort St James
Kelley Williams 
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
Debbie Joujan 
Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 250-846-5212
Telkwa Community Profile


Economic Development Associations

Southside Economic Development Association

Economic Development Officer
Phone: 250-694-3219
Electoral Area E Community Profile

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
Regional Manager - Bulkley Nechako
Regional Economic Operations Branch