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Stephanie Killam joins fish and wildlife program

Former Mackenzie mayor Stephanie Killam has joined the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program's board of directors for the Peace region.
Stephanie Killam
Stephanie Killam. Supplied Photo.

Former Mackenzie mayor Stephanie Killam has joined the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program's board of directors for the Peace region.

Killam, who served as mayor from 2005 to 2014, brings 35 years of municipal and community experience to the board, the FWCP said Thursday. 

Killam has been involved with the Omenica Beetle Action Committee, Northern Health, and the McLeod Lake/Mackenzie Community Forest. She is also chair of the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, and a director for Geoscience BC, the Fraser Basin Council, and the Mackenzie Nature Observatory. 

“We are very fortunate to have Stephanie join our board,” Peace Region Manager Chelsea Coady said in a statement.

“She is incredibly knowledgeable about the region and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to it for many, many years.”

The FWCP is a partnership between BC Hydro, the province, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations, and local communities and groups to support fish and wildlife impacted by hydroelectric dam development in the region.

The 16-person board awards around $1.5 million in funding each year for fish and wildlife projects in the region. 

The program's annual grant intake is open. Those interested must submit a notice of intent by Sept. 11.

For more information, visit fwcp.ca.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.