Deanna Hamilton was one of 32 British Columbians honoured at the 11th annual British Columbia Community Achievement Awards’ ceremony held at Government House in Victoria yesterday.
A Westbank First Nation leader, Hamilton has had a permanent effect on her community and First Nations across B.C. and Canada in administration and governance.
She oversaw the development of the First Nations Finance Authority, established WFN’s system of property tax, has been a board member on the WFN’s Self-Government Agreement and Constitution Committee, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, the BC Assessment Authority and the All Nations Trust Company.
“Our community benefits from Deanna Hamilton’s outstanding leadership and commitment to good governance and strong community,” said Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick.
“These awards are a way to thank and acknowledge people like Deanna Hamilton, who go the extra mile to make real contributions to their community,” said Premier Christy Clark, MLA for Westside-Kelowna. “Her efforts on behalf of Westbank First Nation have made a real difference.”
“I am pleased to extend my congratulations to Deanna Hamilton of Westbank First Nation for her many community achievements,” said Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson.