TSAWWASSEN, BC, July 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Braden Smith to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective Monday, August 19, 2019.
Reporting to the Chief and responsible to Executive Council, Mr. Smith brings a wealth of government leadership experience from his roles as CAO for the District of Tofino, and more recently as Chief City Planner for the City of Winnipeg.
He has worked with First Nations communities in all of his government roles and, through his direction, is proud of relationships both built and repaired.
Mr. Smith's background as a land use planning leader and local government public servant, combined with his Master's Degrees in Urban and Rural Planning, provides the sort of strong leadership necessary to implement the vision of Chief and Executive Council. We look forward to his assistance in pursuing our goals for the organization and the Nation as a whole.
As TFN Chief, and on behalf of Executive Council and Staff, we offer a warm welcome and our full support in facilitating success for Braden Smith in this pivotal role within the TFN government.
Chief Ken Baird
About Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) Tsawwassen First Nation is a Coast Salish First Nation community located in southwest British Columbia. In 2009, Tsawwassen Members ratified the first urban Treaty under the BC Treaty process, providing TFN with self-government jurisdiction and land ownership on a renewed land base. TFN's economic development initiatives include developing TFN's land assets to create a sustainable economy for TFN by generating revenues and creating jobs and business opportunities for TFN Members.
SOURCE Tsawwassen First Nation
For further information: Adrian MacNair, Communications Officer - Tsawwassen First Nation, 604-948-5245, [email protected]