On Feb. 10, the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society board of directors announced that interim CEO and economic development officer Blair Mirau had been named the society’s new CEO.
Under Mirau’s direction, the Nisga’a Hall and Rupert Lawn and Garden have continued to grow in offering multiple products and services between the two assets, and the society has garnered over $2 million from Mirau’s grant-writing, toward community projects.
“We are extremely happy that Blair has agreed to take on leadership of our organization and we are looking forward to many successful years ahead for our community and businesses,” said Cliff Morgan, board chair.
Mirau added that he’s anticipating a successful future ahead for the community.
“I’m excited to keep working towards creating positive change for the local Nisga’a community. With renovations scheduled for the Nisga’a Hall and upgrades already underway at Rupert Lawn and Garden, we are prepared to grow while improving our products and services to the community,” Mirau said.
Mirau also serves as a Prince Rupert city councillor and is a professional member of the Economic Development Association of Canada as well as the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers.
The Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society is a non-profit focused on providing programs and services to the 1,500 Nisga’a citizens in the Prince Rupert/Port Edward area on behalf of Nisga’a Lisims Government.