Biographies

Mayor Lorraine Michetti

Mayor Michetti was elected in a by-election in April 2016. She was re-elected by acclamation at the 2018 General Local Elections and sworn into office on November 7, 2018.

Michetti has been a bookkeeper since 1997 and owns A & D Office Services Ltd. She is a long-time Village resident who is married with two sons. She served on the library board and recreation committee in the 1990s and has also been a Peace River Regional District Board member.

 PORTFOLIO

  • Fire Department
  • Peace River Regional District (Director)
  • South Peace Health
  • Oil & Gas
  • RCMP
  • BC Hydro Site C (RCLC)

Email: michetti@shaw.ca


Councillor Barb Smith

Councillor Smith was re-elected at the 2018 General Local Elections. She was sworn into office on November 7, 2018. She joined council during the previous term, the result of a 2015 by-election.

Smith has been active in the Village for decades, and her political experience includes three years as Mayor from 2005 to 2008. During that term she played a leading role in organizing a homecoming celebration in 2007 for the 75th anniversary of Pouce Coupe’s incorporation, and she helped coordinate the grand opening of the Pouce Coupe Community Centre in 2008.

Smith works at Chances Dawson Creek as the Human Resources shift manager, and she has three daughters. She has been active in the Village for decades and her volunteer experience includes positions with Scouts Canada and Meals on Wheels.

PORTFOLIO

  • Reace River Regional District (Alternate)
  • Tourism
  • NDIT
  • Cemetery
  • Northern Heritage Trails Society
  • Alaska Highway Community Society

Email: barbsmith@poucecoupe.ca


Councillor Marlene Hebert

Councillor Hebert was elected to the Village of Pouce Coupe Council at the 2018 General Local Elections. She was sworn into office on November 7, 2018. No stranger to politics, she also served on council in the early 1990s.

Hebert has a long family history in the Village, as her family had four generations living on one street. She has worked for School District 59 (Peace River South) since 1979, and in Vision Services since 1994.

Pouce Coupe highlights for Hebert include a trio of celebrations in 1992: the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway, 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation and 60th anniversary of Pouce Coupe’s incorporation. Hebert’s previous time on council fell during negotiations between the Province and Peace River region for the Fair Share Agreement, designed to tackle fiscal imbalance and bridge the gap between industry and communities in the area. The first version of Fair Share Agreement was in place in 1994.

PORTFOLIO

  • Museum
  • Seniors    

Email: MHebert@poucecoupe.ca


Councillor Donna White

Councillor White was elected to the Village of Pouce Coupe Council at the 2018 General Local Elections. She was sworn into office on November 7, 2018. Although she was not on council during the 2014-2018 term, she has spent 12 years on previous councils.

White’s involvement in the area is extensive and includes 25 years with Girl Guides and 22 years with the Volunteer Fire Department. She currently works at the Dawson Co-op Home & Agro Centre and her employment history includes working at the Hillcrest General Store.

White raised four children of her own and looked after other children in the Village. She moved to Pouce Coupe nearly four decades ago and is pleased to continue doing her part in making Pouce Coupe a great place to live.

PORTFOLIO

  • Library
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • NDIT (Alternate)
  • Tourism (Alternate) 

Email: DWhite@poucecoupe.ca


Councillor Ken Drover

Councillor Drover was elected to the Village of Pouce Coupe Council at the 2018 General Local Elections. He was sworn into office on November 7, 2018. He also served on council from 2008 to 2011.

Drover is the Safety Manager at H.F. Nodes Construction Ltd., a position he has held since 2003. He is a certified Canadian Registered Safety Professional. He is married to wife Ann, with a daughter Diane and granddaughter Paige.

Drover has tried to make a difference through roles as a safety manager, minister and medic. He grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, born and raised in Labrador City. He attended the Salvation Army College for Officer Training in St. John’s and was involved with the Salvation Army from 1984 to 1989. He has worked in B.C. since 1989.

PORTFOLIO

  • Pouce Coupe Food Bank
  • Oil & Gas
  • School
  • South Peace Health

Email: KDrover@poucecoupe.ca

2019 SCHEDULE – ACTING MAYOR

Jan – Mar

Councillor Drover

Apr – Jun

Councillor Hebert

Jul – Sep

Councillor Smith

Oct - Dec

Councillor White

 

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