THUNDER BAY – City Council is proud to announce the appointment of Chief Wilfred N. King to the Waterfront Development Committee to fill a vacancy for a term that expired in November 2010. The committee provides advice to City Council on projects and initiatives for the development of waterfront lands in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.
King is the Chief of Gull Bay First Nation, as well as the former Regional Chief for the Robinson Superior Treaty area, which represents 12 First Nation communities. He holds University degrees in Political Science and Common Law, has sat on several boards including the Union of Ontario Indians, and was instrumental in creating the Nokiiwin Tribal Council. He is a dynamic speaker who carries forward a vision of social equality and prosperity.
“Chief King will be a valuable addition to the Committee,” said Councillor Mark Bentz, Chair of the Waterfront Development Committee. “He has a great interest to participate in projects that not only develop positive economic opportunities, but that are also respectful of the environment.”
Citizen members of the Committee include Donna Gilhooly, Cameron Clark, Brian Babcock and Norman Lavoie. Members from City Council include Mayor Lynn Peterson, Councillor Mark Bentz (Chair), Councillor Andrew Foulds, Councillor Brian McKinnon, Councillor Aldo Ruberto and Councillor Joe Virdiramo.
The Waterfront Development Committee members come from diverse backgrounds, and have an interest in the future use of waterfront property to the overall benefit of the community.