Lori Ackerman

Lori is serving her third term as the Mayor of the City of Fort St. John BC. In this role she is, not only a steward for the needs of her city but, she is a champion for her citizens on the national stage. She leads with conviction to educate decision makers on the realities of resource extraction, our economy and our communities.

With a diploma in Business Management, and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Governance Essentials Program, Lori has spent her entire career working to benefit her community. Whether in paid leadership positions for local community groups, or as a volunteer, Lori has used her expertise and unparalleled drive to benefit her community.

Where there is a need for a voice to speak for her community, Lori will join, lead or form an organization to raise awareness of the important issues. She represents Fort St. John on many local, regional and provincial boards and committees. In 2016 Lori was named one of the Top 35 Most Influential Women in BC in BC Business Magazine.

Taking her expertise in local government and resource extraction on the international arena, Lori spent three years working with small communities in Peru. Through the Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL) Program, she worked to improve governance, economies, community infrastructure and relations with the mining industry in remote regions of the country.

Lori is a leader, an innovator, a champion, a lifetime-learner, a mom, grandma, partner and friend.