Board of Directors

The NWTAC Board is comprised of a President, two Vice Presidents and four Directors. The President is elected at large from the entire membership. A Vice President and two Directors are elected from each of two caucuses, one representing members from the Cities/Towns and Villages and the other representing members from Hamlets/Settlements/Charter Communities. The President and Vice Presidents are elected on odd-numbered years and the Directors are elected on even numbered years. All sit for two-year terms. The NWTAC’s Chief Executive Officer and the President of the Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT) sits as an ex-officio member of the NWTAC Board.


 Mayor Lynn Napier-Buckley- Mayor of Fort Smith

Vice President – Cities, Towns and Villages                                            

Mayor Rebecca Alty – CIty of Yellowknife 

Rebecca was elected Mayor of Yellowknife in October 2018. Previously, she served two terms as a Yellowknife City Councillor (2012-2018). She was appointed to the NWTAC Board as a director in November 2018. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys reading, gardening, staying active and being outdoors.


Vice President – Hamlets, Settlements and Charter or Tlicho Community Governments

Mayor Raymond Ruben Sr.Hamlet of Paulatuk 
First elected Mayor of Paulatuk in 2004 (and most recently acclaimed in October 2012) after serving on Hamlet Council since the 1980s, Mayor Ray Ruben Sr. was an alternate NWTAC director before being named a director in late 2008. He has also served on the Paulatuk Community Corporation Board.


Directors – Cities/Towns/Villages

Kandis Jameson –Mayor of Hay River

Kandis Jameson is an owner/operator of Hay River Disposals Ltd. and Jameson Holdings. After graduating from Diamond Jenness High School in Hay River, Kandis spent over 15 years in progressively senior roles in banking before partnering with her husband to purchase Hay River  Disposals. Passionate about education and literacy for many years, Kandis has held positions on both the South Slave Regional Board and the local Hay River Board of Education. Kandis has always been a strong advocate for a healthy, growing and sustainable community which led her to put her name forward to serve as Mayor. Now in her Third term,  Kandis dedicates considerable time and effort to the betterment of Hay River.


Clarence WoodCouncilor Town of Inuvik




Directors – Hamlets, Settlements and Charter or Tlicho Community Governments

Councillor Joe Lalonde- Hamlet of Enterprise


Councillor Ryan YakeleyaHamlet of Tuktoyaktuk

Mr Ryan Yakeleya has lived his entire life in Tuktoyaktuk. He was elected to the Hamlet Council in January 2017 and has been a dedicated employee at E.Gruben’s Transport for many years. Recently elected to the NWTAC Board of Directors, Mr Yakeleya hopes to contribute to the wellness and betterment of his community and future generations of the NWT.  In his free time he enjoys all types of sports and meeting new people.