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Julie John

Councillor

Portfolio

  • Education

  • Housing

  • BC Hydro/Provincial Parks

  • Membership

  • IT/Communications

  • Recreation
  • FAL (with Councilor Francois)
  • Economic Development
  • Governance
  • TRS-External

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For the first time in Band history, Skwlāx te Secwepemcúl̓ecw have two women on council. On March 22, 2024, Julie John was acclaimed for the position of councilor which was occupied by Wes Francois.

Julie is a mother of three boys (Bruce Jackson, Devon Pearson, and Darian Jackson).  She is grandmother to one year old Nova.

Julie is well educated. She first achieved an event management diploma before earning a Bachelor of Tourism Degree with a major in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship from Thompson Rivers University.  She then achieved a master’s degree in Indigenous Business and Leadership from Simon Fraser University.

A recent board member with Cooperatives First (which helps Indigenous people and communities establish a business using the cooperative business model) Julie is excited about the prospects of supporting SteS band members succeed in business. 

She admits the first few months as a Councilor will be a steep learning curve but is excited for the opportunity.  Her message to band members? “We have to come together, work together and support one another.”

Julie looks forward to growing and learning new skills in her new position.

She can be reached at Julie.John@lslb.ca