Couchiching First Nation Chief and Council has reconfigured the organizational chart for community services in a manner that will hopefully capture more opportunity.
a) Band Operations (overseen by Chief and Council with "one employee" being the Executive Director)
b) Wasaw Enterprises (overseen by a Board of Directors)
Chief Operating Officer, Wasaw Enterprise, Ron ("Magoo") Archie (who is a Councillor/Advocate for the Environment and Future Generations)
Chief Administrator Officer, Wasaw Project, TBD
The Connection from the political level is the Councillor/Advocate for Enterprise. He/She sits with the Board as an ex officio Board member. The Board of Directors are otherwise arm's length from the Chief and Council and their own personnel policy, finance policy and procedures.
The Economic Development Officer is a member of the Band Operations staff. However, she works closely with Wasaw Staff. Currently the Economic Development Officer is an Elected Official who holds the role as Councillor/Advocate for Policy Development and Reform, she assists the Wasaw Board as a technician to the Board.
http://www.wasaw.ca Check out the Website for More Information.
20 year Community Plan
A twenty year community plan is being developed through a multi-pronged planning process involving the community, Chief and Council, various corporate boards and special meetings of Elders, youth and students.