Paul has over 18 years experience in the bidding, coordination and project management of Commercial and Residential Construction Projects throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Paul began his career immediately after graduating from the construction engineering technology at the Northern Institute of Technology in 2002. Over his career he has had the great pleasure of working for four well-respected general contractors in British Columbia and Alberta, as a construction coordinator, estimator, project manager, office manager, construction manager and was recently named General Manager of Construction for WIBCO Construction.
He has played a key roll in the successful completion of various residential and commercial projects, with an emphasis on safety, quality, timelines, budgets, and profitability. This includes but is not limited to single family, multi-family, high density rental apartments, school additions, community halls, commercial retail spaces and a number of office / warehouses. Paul holds a diploma in construction engineering technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the Certified Engineer Technologist (CET) designation from the Alberta Society of Engineer Technologists. He has also obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) in project management from the Canadian Construction Association.
Grant Lachmuth had a 36-year career as a senior manager with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and since 2013, he has worked as a Senior Advisor, Intergovernmental Relations in the consulting sector. He brings a unique and in-depth understanding of multi-agency partnerships involving various levels of government and the private sector. Grant’s work over the last 10 years has focused on infrastructure projects (P3’s), such as the William R. Bennett Bridge and the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project. Grant’s work has taken him throughout Canada as well as assignments in the US, China and Israel. Grant’s educational background is in Civil Engineering Technology at BCIT, and Executive Leadership at Royal Roads University and he has also spent several years as a member of the Council for Leadership Insights, with the Conference Board of Canada and a Board Member with Technology Accreditation Canada. He has appreciated working throughout BC and spending the last 15 years here in the Okanagan with his family. He is particularly looking forward to supporting NDC businesses and the broader community.
Councillor Andrea Alexander working throughout different departments within WFN, such as Inter-Governmental Affairs, Development Services, and Administration, Andrea has had the opportunity to gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience concerning WFN Government operations.
Andrea has served on the Community Consultative Group and the Syilx Indian Residential School for the past 4 years where she has found her passion for the health of the community as a whole and community building. She brings along education from her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies to the role and is in the process of completing her Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence through the Banff Centre.