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Councillor Greg Witzky

The Band Council of the Adams Lake Indian Band are the elected officials of the Band as per our custom Adams Lake Secwepemc Election Rules.

Greg Witzky

Greg Witzky

Councillor

Councillor Greg Witzky is assigned to the Natural Resources Pillar.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to: provide advocacy, leadership on political issues related to the areas of forestry, fisheries, archaeology and cultural heritage. Role in planning and implementing the political agenda to address jurisdiction and/or rights of ALIB. Councillor (Tk’wemi’ple7) Greg Witzky was newly elected for the 2015 to 2018 term.

Background

Greg is a member of the Cstelnec (Adams Lake First Nation) and presently resides on his home First Nation located in Chase, BC.  He was most recently self-employed in the tourism and food service industries for eight years.  Prior to owning his own business Greg was the Adams Lake fisheries program manager for nine years.

Experience

In 1998 Greg was tasked with implementing, and managing, the Adams Lake Fisheries Program.  Much of his work entailed administering fisheries related projects and resourcing them through proposal submissions.  He also provided strong political representation of First Nation interests concerning fisheries management issues.  For nine years Greg was a devoted advocate for the protection, restoration, enhancement, stewardship, and management of fish and fish habitat.

Education

Greg has a fisheries technologist diploma from Malaspina University College and a certificate in business administration from the BC Institute of Technology.  He has also completed short courses surrounding archeology, negotiations, and tourism.

Service

Greg is very passionate about community service.  He has been a communal hunter and fisher for many years and freely passes his knowledge onto the younger generation.  He has in the past and continues to sit on numerous natural resource related planning and steering committees.  His current focus is on political advocacy for the protection and recognition of First Nations title and rights to the land, water, and resources.

Appointments to Boards and Committees

ALIB Committees:

  • Membership Committee, Chair
  • Emergency Management Team, Liaison Officer
  • Adams Lake Development Corp, Board Member

External Appointments:

  • Secwepemc Fisheries Commission
  • Canadian Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission
  • Shuswap Watershed Committee

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