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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.
“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.