Each year, AFOA BC selects winners for the Band Administrator Award and three Best Practices Awards.

Band Administrator Awards

This award is to give recognition to Band Administrators who have displayed excellence and quality in their work with First Nations communities over a period of time. Applications are submitted to AFOA BC in early June of each year and the winner is awarded at the Summer Conference.

Winner receives the following:

  • Conference fees, travel and accommodation to attend the Summer Conference
  • Memorable plaque
  • $1500.00 certificate to use towards AFOA BC products, conferences or community based workshops

2019 Band Administration Award Winner

Rob Bullock – Ahousaht First Nation

Sponsor: RBC

2018 Band Administration Award Winner

Ted Adnitt – Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation

Sponsor: RBC

2017 Band Administration Award Winner

Linda Simon – Lax Kw’alaams Band

Sponsor: RBC

2016 Band Administrator Award Winner

Helder Ponte – Lower Nicola Indian Band

Sponsor: RBC

2015 Band Administrator Award Winner

Greg Gabriel – Penticton Indian Band

Sponsor: ATCO Sustainable Communities

2014 Band Administrator Award Winner

Lawrence Lewis – Malahat Nation

Sponsor: Vancity