Council

  • Alice Thompson
    Alice Thompson
    Chief
  • Barb Leggat
    Barb Leggat
    Councillor
  • Daniel Kelly
    Daniel Kelly
    Councillor
  • Darrel McKamey
    Darrel McKamey
    Councillor
  • Justin Laslo
    Justin Laslo
    Councillor
  • Sandy McDonald
    Sandy McDonald
    Councillor
  • Shawn Gabriel
    Shawn Gabriel
    Councillor
Alice Thompson
Chief

Coming soon.

Barb Leggat
Councillor

Greetings, my name is Barb Leggat. I’ve been married to Sam Kelly for 10 years, but we have been together 25 years as of 2016. Between Sam and I, we have a blended family and are blessed with 4 daughters, 4 sons and 2 granddaughters.

My grandparents raised me (late Mary (nee Charlie-Lytton, BC) and Bill Leggat-Glasgow, Scotland). My parents were Margaret Kelly (nee Leggat) and late stepfather William Kelly. I have 3 younger sisters, an uncle, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.

How it all started with LFN, in 1999, there was a posting for a temporary receptionist and I sent in an application and this took me through various opportunities within our organization over the years. I have applied and interviewed, competing for all of the positions I have and had. My current office role is Lands Manager. I have experience with band management, finance, property management, community development and it all started with reception. I enjoy what I do on a day to day basis, as I see myself being a part of the vehicle that will take this community forward in a good way. Our administration have a wealth of committed individuals that support one another for the overall betterment of Leq’ á:mel.

As a seasoned elected leader, I have had the pleasure of watching the community grow and progress since first elected in 2000 as a Council member. I have enjoyed the challenges (gotten a little grayer) and the successes (community building, partnerships, law development, property purchase and gas station to name a few). Seen a variety of leaders come and go at the table, always interesting to see how a new group will work together. Main goal, is to always think of the ‘better good of all’.

My message to you is ‘if not for yourself, for your future generations’. Be involved, whether it’s voting day, meetings or community activities (volunteering too).

The downside of being overly involved is the tears when letting go of a loved one, but there is also joy at the birth of a newborn.

“Let’ s grow together Leq’á:mel”

With respect,

Councilor Barb Leggat-Land Manager

Daniel Kelly
Councillor

Working for positive change, Daniel has been serving the Leq’á:mel First Nation community since 2013 as an elected Councilor member. He strives to foster positive change towards “creating a better future for all generations”.

Daniel Kelly is the grandson of Rene Marjorie Kelly (nee Pennier), and Patrick Walter Kelly, the son of Grace Kelly and Richard Grauman.

Daniel graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology with an Electricity and Industrial Electronics Certification and has also acquired an Environmental Technician Certification through Vancouver Island University.

Family oriented and a proud father, Daniel enjoys serving the Leq’á:mel First Nation. Honouring the portfolio of Public Works and Infrastructure, Daniel will continue to represent the community,and work with Chief and Council to build capacity and create opportunities for the Leq’á:mel Membership.
Daniel currently resides in the Leq’á:mel community and has so for the past 25 years.

Darrel McKamey
Councillor

Coming soon.

Justin Laslo
Councillor

Coming soon.

Sandy McDonald
Councillor

I am the daughter of Peter McDonald, a former Council Member. I am a mother of two and recently married to Gary Saulnier, a descendant of Mi’Kmaq First Nations, located in St. John New Brunswick. My Grandparents are Betty & John McDonald and Dorothy & James Robson. I enjoy baseball, skiing, camping and walks.

Shawn Gabriel
Councillor

Coming soon.

 

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Phone: (604) 826-7976
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