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Council Member, Interim Chairperson
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Appointed May 7th, 2014 by the Yukon Government. Nominated Interim Chairperson September 9th, 2016.

George first moved to the Yukon in 1979 with a HonBSc in Ecology and Wildlife studies. He has worked for DPW surveying the Alaska Highway, Yukon Liquor Corp., Renewable Resources as an Ecological Land Classification Technician and as a private environmental consultant. From 1982- 1985, George worked at the Ontario Wildlife Research Section as a technician for the Department of Natural Resources.

In 1985, George returned to the Yukon and lived in Carmacks. Then, in 1986, he began his long term career with Renewable Resources (YG) first as an inventory coordinator for 3 years providing inventory support for the Planning and Parks branches. He also was responsible for conducting agricultural assessments for the Agriculture Section. The following 23 years George served as a Park's Superintendent in the Klondike and Kluane Regions before retiring in August, 2013.

Concurrently, George served as a Councillor (3 years) and as Mayor (7 years) for the Municipality of Haines Junction. He has a keen interest in advancing land planning in the Yukon and has been a member of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council for more than two years.