GGC Board Governance

GGC Board of Directors:
The Board of Directors is the Chief Councillors of each of the member Band Councils. Four out of the six Gitksan Bands are members of the Gitksan Government Commission. The two Wet'suwet'en communities of Moricetown and Hagwilget are also independent bands (work directly with INAC). The services provided by GGC are direct to the four-member Bands however they do collaborate on many different levels with the independent Bands and many other Bands in the province, especially the Northwest.

The GGC Board meets at least monthly - usually the first Thursday of the month. To get on the Board agenda please contact  Diane McRae or Elizabeth Harris for more information.

The four-member Bands web pages are linked below - just click on the community logo.

The GGC Board of Directors are the Chief Councillors of each band:

◦Gitanyow: Tony Morgan, Chief Councillor, the 8 Councillors are: Joel Starlund, Andy Johnson Jr., Trista Morgan, Beverly Russell, Arvida Marsden, Jason Derrick, Melissa Morgan & Francis Williams (term expires June 2019)

◦Gitanmaax: Tracey Woods, Chief Councilor. The 12 councilors are Roger Sterritt, Veronica Green, Jackie Green, Mavis Sebastian, Tamara Stoney, Crystal Muldoe, Toni Muldoe, Martha Wilson, Bonita Danes, Logan Maitland, Ang Smith, (term expires June 2020). 

◦Glen Vowell: Tony Sampare, Chief Councillor. The 4 Councillors are Jennifer Sampare, Peter Van Tunen, Barbara Huson & Robert Sampson (term expires March 2020).  

◦Kispiox: Louise Johnson, Chief CouncillorThe 9 Councillors are Charles Hillis, Rosaline Starr, Max Stevens, Louise Johnson, Cheryl Williams, Stuart Barnes, Darlene Clayton, Kevin Stevens and Lorne Wilson (term expires July 2019).

The roles and responsibilities of a band council are outlined nicely in this short document. GGC has worked with each of the four band councils and went through a three-step engagement process with community members of each community to create a band council governance policy and an orientation manual. Here is the title page of the presentation. 


  At the 2009 GGC Planning session, the vision and mission statements were updated to:

"Working together to create healthy, sustainable and prosperous communities"


Mission statement:

"To provide effective and efficient technical and advisory services to our Communities to achieve their goals and objectives in the areas of:

Capital Infrastructure

Economic Opportunities





Status Membership &

Social & Community Development




Values that Guide our Board and Staffs' Work:

INTEGRITY and the highest ethical standards
◦MUTUAL RESPECT and trust in our working relationships
◦INNOVATION and encouragement to challenge the status quo
◦COMMUNICATION that is open, consistent and two way
◦TEAMWORK and meeting our communications to one another
◦CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, development, and learning in all we do
◦DIVERSITY of people, culture, and ideas
◦PERFORMANCE with recognition for results (2006).



GGC Board policies in effect:

◦Terms of Reference
◦Conflict of Interest
◦Code of Conduct & Code of Ethics
◦Responsibilities of Board, CEO & Staff
◦Financial Policy and Procedures
◦Personnel Policy &
◦Tendering Guidelines (1999)

For more information about the GGC services, priorities or initiatives, contact GGC at 250.842.2248 or 1.800.650.5518.


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Education Advisor POSTING

Please see the posting for the GGC Education Advisor June 2019

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GGC Office Holiday Closure

The GGC office will be closed from noon Dec 21, 2018, to Jan 2, 2019, at 8 am. 

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