Memorandum of Understanding

MEDIA RELEASE

May 8, 2018

Today, the District of Peachland and Westbank First Nation (WFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to represent the mutual commitment to establish a working relationship.

The MOU will support the interests of both communities, and is an opportunity to encourage information sharing on initiatives including economic development, economic growth, and crown land referrals.

The MOU is intended to establish a lasting, working relationship in the best interests of both communities, based on mutual respect, honour and recognition.

This framework for relationship building demonstrates a mutual commitment to help establish consistent communication, and encourages the Councils to work together more cooperatively.

WFN Chief Roxanne Lindley, Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin, and their respective Councils agree that together, through strong leadership, they can provide an environment that will strive to support healthy vibrant communities and ensure all residents of Westbank First Nation and the District of Peachland are able to benefit from their initiatives.

This agreement is the result of the work highlighted at the Community-to-Community Forum held on March 19, 2018 which provided each government the opportunity to meet and familiarize themselves with the community initiatives in neighboring municipalities.

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For more information, please contact:

Raf DeGuevara Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs/ Titles and Rights, Westbank First Nation 250-769-2440

Elsie Lemke, CAO Chief Administrative Officer District of Peachland 250-767-2647

Signed Memorandum of Understanding