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Meet the New NWTRPA Board of Directors!

On November 15, 2023, the NWTRPA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place virtually via Zoom. The following Board positions were up for election:

  • Director at Large (2-year term)

  • Beaufort/Delta Regional Director (2-year term)

  • Yellowknife Director (2-year term)

  • Dehcho Regional Director (2-year term)

At the AGM the NWTRPA membership elected 4 new members. We are excited to welcome Shandy Onishenko (Director at Large), Luisa Ospina *Acclaimed/Re-elected* (Beaufort/Delta Regional Director), Johanna Elliot *Acclaimed* (Yellowknife Director), and Heather Desjarlais (Dehcho Regional Director) to our Board!

The current Board is (newly elected members are bolded):

  • President - Derek Squirrel

  • Yellowknife Director - Johanna Elliot

  • Director Beaufort/Delta - Luisa Ospina

  • Director at Large - Shandy Onishenko

  • Dehcho Regional Director - Heather Desjarlais

  • Director North Slave - Jacqueline Gon

  • Director Sahtú - Twyla Etchinelle

  • Director South Slave - Mike Scott

To view all Board Members with their profiles, visit the Staff/Board page.

The NWTRPA Board, staff, and all members would like to thank outgoing Board Members Sophie Kirby, Coleen Hardısty, and Hilary Deneron for the time, knowledge, and leadership that they shared with the Board during their past terms.

Thank you to everyone who attended, ran, and voted during the AGM.

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