Full Steam Ahead for Re-Elected Penticton Indian Band Chief
Penticton Indian Band members re-elected Chief Jonathan Kruger for another four years this week.
Kruger says there will be no slowdown as there are several projects in the works from his previous term as Chief.
"We're finished our conference of community plan and now we are moving into land use planning. So we are actually getting our band members out on the land and we're talking about woodlands, we're going to be developing in woodlands. We're going to be protecting for cultural and habitat protection. We're also finishing off these eight enviro houses on our 21 lot subdivision."
Kruger easily beat out six other people vying for the position and says he's feels great knowing he has been elected for another term.
"I feel really confident and encouraged having a pretty decisive vote shows that the mandate for moving forward is greatly encouraged. So I feel really blessed."
A call for candidates will happen in the next few weeks as a new band council is elected for the next term.
Kruger adds his main focus over the next few years will be land use planning.
He hopes that some economic developments in the works will move forward which will create over a thousand jobs for the area.
Anita Sthankiya -Penticton