I am both humbled and honoured to serve as your new Chief Executive Officer. I am grateful for the confidence shown in me by Chief Annie and Council, as well as the guidance and support given to me by former CEO Reg Hurst. His leadership, vision, and contributions to the growth of this community have paved the way for much of the development we see today.
As a Cape Bretoner and StFX Alumni, We’komqa’q has never been far. I have admired the growth and vision of this community, and when the opportunity to bring my background in accounting came about, it felt like a perfect fit for me. I look forward to learning and collaborating with you on the future progress of this community.
There are a lot of exciting things happening in We’koqma’q, the community has grown and has accomplished so much in the 2 years that I’ve been here. With the guidance of Chief and Council, we’ve seen housing development at a rapid pace, a COVID-19 response from our health staff that was executed with precision, as well as our reception of the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit award. There is a lot to be proud of, there is no doubt about that.
Gioia Usher, CPA
CEO, We’koqma’q First Nation
P.O. Box 149 | 150 Reservation Road
We’koqma’q, NS B0E 3M0