Nicole Rempel has been re-elected for her second term as chief of the K’ómoks First Nation. Photo submitted

Nicole Rempel has been re-elected for her second term as chief of the K’ómoks First Nation. Photo submitted

K’omoks First Nation re-elects Chief Rempel

Chief Rempel re-elected for her second term; three new Councillors elected

  • Jan. 21, 2019 12:00 a.m.

The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) is pleased to announce the re-election of Chief Nicole Rempel for a second two-year term, and the election of three councillors, Barbara Mitchell, Katherine Frank, and Richard Hardy.

The KFN held their Chief and council elections on January 6, 2019. Incumbent Chief Rempel won re-election with 76 votes. Councilors Barbara Mitchell, Katharine Frank, and Richard Hardy were elected with 76, 72 and 50 votes respectively. 146 votes were cast with one ballot rejected.

“I am honoured to represent the K’ómoks First Nation once again and look forward to working with the new Council towards a better future for our collective KFN membership,” said Chief Rempel.

Chief Nicole Rempel was first elected on Jan. 4, 2017. She is a K’ómoks First Nation member and resides on reserve with her husband Jeremy, and her two children, Jonathan and Jennifer. Under her leadership, the KFN formed a partnership to purchase, restore and manage Kus-kus-sum, the former sawmill site on Comox Road to its natural habitat, led relationship building meetings with local government agencies – a first for the Comox Valley – and won an unprecedented land code case in provincial court.

Barbara Mitchell served on Council from 2000 to 2016. Councillors Katherine Frank and Richard Hardy are newcomers.

“We haven’t yet had the opportunity to set our strategic goals as a Council,” Chief Rempel said. “But I will be focused on economic development, lands and resources, housing, culture, as well as finalizing treaty negotiations, and continuing to strengthen our relations with our local municipalities.”

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