Westbank First Nation (WFN) enacted the Advisory Council Law on April 1, 2005 to provide Non-Members living on Westbank Lands, or having an interest in Westbank Lands, with a mechanism through which they may have input into proposed Westbank Law and proposed amendments to Westbank Law that directly and significantly affects them.
The law provides for the establishment of five Advisory Council members, comprised of residents from each of the five districts. WFN residents vote to elect Councillors to the Advisory Council, while WFN Members vote to elect a Chief & Council.
Meeting Highlights & Agendas
Advisory Council Law
Residential Premises Law
2016 Property Tax Overview
Capital Projects 2005-2015
Westbank Library Branch
Every April, WFN residents may attend an Open House and Annual General Meeting (AGM) hosted by the Advisory Council. At the AGM, residents learn about WFN programs, services, and tax expenditures. A light dinner is provided prior to an update from Chief Robert Louie and the Advisory Council Chair. Thank you to the more than 200 residents who attended the 2016 AGM on April 20. Check back in early 2017 for a 2017 AGM date.
2016 AGM Videos
Welcome & Annual Report - Presented by AC Chairperson
WFN Highlights - Presented by Chief Louie
An election is held every three years. In July and August, nominate qualified residents, and in September, vote for the person you want to represent your district at the WFN Government. Individuals interested in joining the Advisory Council are encouraged to attend several AC meetings prior to seeking a nomination.
Next election: 2017
To learn more about the AC’s work, WFN residents may attend regularly scheduled Advisory Council Meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact the AC Chairperson prior to the meeting to reserve a seat.
Upcoming 2016 Meetings
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: WFN Government Building, 515 Highway 97 South
If you have a concern you would like addressed by the Advisory Council, residents may ask the Chairperson to add a matter to a meeting agenda. If your concern requires further investigation or the presence of specific individuals, it may take several months before your request appears in a meeting agenda. When the concern is added to an agenda, you may address the council directly.
In accordance with Westbank First Nation Advisory Council Law 2008-04, the following individuals were elected to WFN Advisory Council commending July 2014.
Gordon Couch, Advisory Council Chair
Prairie District: Sun Village, Westlake Gardens, Grandview Terrace, Sonoma Pines, and commercial area.
T 250 707 0231
Okanagan District: Bayview, Manufactured Home Parks and residences along Old Okanagan Highway and Shannon Lake Road
T 250 707 1326
East Boundary District: Sage Creek; Daimler Road to Red Cloud Way area, including Manufactured Home Parks.
T 250 870 3788
All properties on IR#10 from Campbell Road to Horizon Drive and Bear Creek Road.
T 250 769 6274
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An agenda will be posted on the Thursday or Friday before each monthly meeting.
WFN Advisory Council meetings are open to the public and held at the WFN Government building (515 Hwy 97 South, Kelowna).
Click on the meeting date to view full highlights.
November 15, 2016
Presentation from resident on Intersection Safety. Financial quarterly report presentation. Considerations for the FY 2017/18 LGS Budget. Capital Expenditure By-law No.16-TX-08. Food bank donation. District reports.
October 4, 2016
Kamloops Sun Rivers Meeting Overview. Review of FAQs for Lakeridge Park Residents. Considerations for FY 2017/18 LGS Budget. Review of draft Parks & Trails Plan and Sidewalk Implementation Plan. Water Billing. District Reports.
To request meeting agendas or highlights not posted on this page, please contact your Advisory Council Chair.
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