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New Chief elected by Westbank First Nation

Westbank First Nation elected a new Chief on Thursday evening.

After sitting on Westbank First Nation council since 2012, Christopher Derickson will now serve as Chief for 2019-2022 term.

Derickson beat out incumbent Roxanne Lindley 200 to 174 in voting.

<who> Photo Credit: Westbank First Nation.

“Chris brings a diverse educational background to his role, including an executive MBA in Aboriginal and Business Leadership from Simon Fraser University,” said WFN in a press release.

“A Juris Doctor degree from UBC-Law; and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science from UBC-Okanagan.”

Four councillors were also elected, including Fernanda Alexander, Lorrie Hogaboam, Jordan Coble and Andrea Alexander.

The election saw a 60% voter turnout, with 377 ballots cast of 631 eligible voters.



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