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Board of Directors

Chair - Mayor Andrew Merilees of the Village of Masset is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia (Geography 97) and is a long time resident of Haida Gwaii. Owner of a small business, Mayor Merilees is also employed by the Economic Development Department of the Old Massett Village Council. Mayor Merilees is the past President of the Haida Gwaii Tourism Association and served as a Director on the Northern BC Tourism Association from 2006 - 2011.

Vice Chair - Michael Racz is a long time resident of Lawnhill and is the Electoral Area D Director for Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District. Mr Racz is the General Manager of Haida Gwaii Community Futures, and has a background in the wealth management industry as a financial and insurance advisor.

Treasurer/Secretary - Councilor Doug Daugert is the representative from the Village of Port Clements. Councilor Daugert has a long history of working and fishing on Haida Gwaii, and sits on a number of Boards both on and off-island, including the BC Sport Fishing Advisory Board.

Bill Beldessi is the representative from Sandspit, as the Electoral Area E Director for the Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District. He spent several years as an employee of the Council of the Haida Nation, and also sits on the Moresby Island Management Committee.

Jo-Anne MacMullin is is long-term resident of the Village of Queen Charlotte and the Village of Queen Charlotte's representative on the MIEDS Board. Jo-Anne is a certified paralegal and certified Education Assistant and has been employed for approximately 14 years with School District 50.

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