Finding Opportunities in a Vacuum with Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman
Resource development is never easy. Not in Canada, not anywhere. The City of Fort St. John, is BC’s Energy Capital lying in the heart of one of the largest natural gas reserves and a mere seven kilometers from BC Hydro’s Site C Dam, knows this better than anyone. Hear how the City leveraged the massive BC Hydro project to secure a significant community measures agreement, Council’s commitment to energy literacy and the surprising role that the City of Fort St. John is playing in Peru.
Member ticket: $49.00
Non-member ticket: $98.00
About Mayor Lori Ackerman:
Lori was first elected to City Council in 2005 and was elected Mayor seat in November 2011. Lori’s background is in marketing, economic development and small business counseling and she is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Governance Essentials Program. In recognition of her community involvement in 2002 and 2012, Lori received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and in 2005, she received the Silver Acorn for her distinguished service to Scouting. Lori was named one of the Top 35 Most Influential Women in BC in February of 2016 and was recently recognized as the 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada.