The Village of Fraser Lake Mayor and Council
Councillor Don Reyden, Councillor Sarrah Storey, Councillor Tyrel Ray, Councillor Craig LePoidevin
Front row: Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom
Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom
Elected to the position, Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom is in his third term as Mayor. He is a long-time resident of Fraser Lake; moving to the community with his family in 1956. Mayor Lindstrom and his wife Dianna married 42 years ago. As a family, they raised two sons and a daughter; each of whom is successful in their own careers. Mayor Lindstrom has an entrepreneurial spirit. He has a long history of self-employment in the logging industry. More recently, he and his wife became owners of a local apartment building. Family gatherings, time out on the boat, fishing, camping, hunting and just staying at home working in the yard are favorite warm weather activities. Ice fishing, snowshoeing and curling are preferred leisure activities throughout the winter months.
Mayor Lindstrom was first elected to Village Council in 2005. After one term as councillor, he took on the role of Mayor. He is very active in this role. Aside from his participation on Village Council, Mayor Lindstrom is a director with the Regional District. He also participates in the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition (OBAC), the Council of Forest Industries (COFI), New Gold Advisory Committee, and the Northern Gateway Community Advisory Board (CAB). His priority is to maintain an active and healthy, safe and resilient community. He recognizes the value of our local industry as it supports economy and our community. Obtaining a community forest tenure for our community has been a pursuit of the Mayor’s as it will provide a new source of revenue that will assist our Village in supporting community endeavors.
Councillor Sarrah Storey
Councillor Storey has lived in Fraser Lake for 10 years. She is married and has two little boys. Sarrah has a background in Business and Marketing. In her work life, she is employed as the CALP Coordinator for the College of New Caledonia; Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Nechako Literacy; and as the coordinator of the Northern BC Better at Home rural pilot project to help seniors age at home. Sarrah is active in our community as a volunteer. She looks forward to continuing her involvement in the organization of Community events and activities. Sarrah continues her support of activities to provide opportunity for social development. Sarrah also supports the start-up of groups that promote wellness and mental health. Councillor Storey’s goal on council is to make our village vibrant and sustainable for future generations. She is on the front lines daily, listening and supporting everyone from youth to seniors. Her long- term priorities for Fraser Lake are a community hall and a northern recycling plant to create jobs and protect our environment.
Councillor Tyrel Ray
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Fraser Lake for electing me to council. I look forward to representing you and appreciate your support. I would also like to acknowledge Gary Watson and Mark Lacerte for running and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours. I am eager to work with Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom, CAO Rod Holland, and council members Craig Lepoidevin, Sarah Storey and Don Ryden, and look forward to working with the village office staff and the village works department. I also look forward to working with the Stellat’en First Nation and the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation communities as they are an essential part of our community fabric. As I embark on this new journey, I am filled with excitement and I will be focusing on helping our community prosper. I I want to ensure local businesses are successful in our community and that our seniors and youth are valued.
Councillor Craig Lepoidevin
Councillor Craig LePoidevin was born and raised in Fraser Lake. Craig is married to Cathy and has two children, Devin and Jade. Craig has worked at Endako Mines for twelve years, Yellowhead Road and Bridge for two years, and a year and a half ago Craig and his family bought Par 3 Sports. Craig enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, hunting, playing and coaching hockey. Craig has coached the same group of children for the past nine years. Craig is very happy to be able to serve the community as a councillor.
Councillor Don Reyden
Don Reyden has been a resident of Fraser Lake for 38 years, moving to Fraser Lake from the Kootenays in 1965 at the start up of Endako Mine. Don is married to Marilyn and has two adult children, Sharleen and Jason. Don graduated from Nechako Valley Secondary School in 1968 before attending B.C.I.T. and serving a Millwright apprenticeship at Endako Mines from 1969-1973. Don has lived in Burnaby (1980) and Castlegar (1981)before returning to Fraser Lake in 1982. He was employed at Fraser Lake Sawmills for 8 years, as a Planer Millwright, and has been employed at Thompson Creek Mining as Mine Department Maintenance Planner from 1998 to 2014.