CLCCF extends General Manager contract (September 2018 news release)

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest (CLCCF), a community forest organization based in Hope, BC, has renewed the contract of General Manager Matt Wealick, for a five-year term.

Matt

Following an extremely successful one-year appointment in 2017, the Board is happy to announce we have renewed Matt’s contract for a five-year term, bringing increased stability to the organization as we continue through a crucial point in our harvest program. Matt has been a fantastic addition to the organization during this phase of growth.

~ Steven Patterson, Board Chair

A graduate of both the University of British Columbia (Bachelor of Science, Forestry) and Royal Roads University (Master’s of Science in Environment and Management), Matt most recently worked as a First Nations Strategic Advisor. In this role, he assisted in the development of business relationships with First Nations, creating trusting, long lasting, respectful relations with First Nations communities on BC’s Coast.

A member of the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribe (Matt’s halq'emeylem name is Ts’ayweyi:lesteleq), Matt has spent the last 10 years developing the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribe’s various businesses, including forestry. Additionally, he worked to further the Tribe’s economic development opportunities through Aboriginal Rights and Title. In 2013, under Matt’s leadership, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribe received the “Joint Venture Business of the Year” award from the BC Aboriginal Business Achievement Foundation.

Reference:

Steven Patterson,
Chair of CLCCF

spatterson@yalefirstnation.ca

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