Charmaine C. Stevens, Councillor
A councillor since 1996, Charmaine is a mainstay who has worked hard for Acadia and has contributed to the community's growth and prosperity. In charge of the Education and Fisheries portfolio, Charmaine works in collaboration with the Education Director and the Employment Officer to assist Band members in acquiring beneficial and sustainable educational opportunities, and with the Fisheries Director to oversee Acadia's prosperous commercial fishery, Kespuwick Resources.
A graduate from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce (1993) and a Bachelor of Law (1996) from Dalhousie Law School, Charmaine operated a successful law practice for ten years. As a councillor, she is valuable resource for her legal expertise and is required to work on a number of policies, negotiations and various legal matters.
She is active both in and outside the community to help promote Acadia First Nation and its members. Within the Community Charmaine is:
- Chair of Ponhook Trust
- Chair of the Fishery Advisory Board for Kespuwick Resources
- Member of the Queens Recreation and Cultural Committee
In addition, Charmaine is involved in various activities and committees outside of Acadia, which include:
- The First Nation Representative on the South Shore Regional School Board
- Chair of the Port Medway Parents and Tots Association
- Second (2nd) Vice Chair Queens County Music Festival
- Assistant Coach/Trainer Queens County Hockey Association
Charmaine lives with her husband and three wonderful children in Port Medway, Queens County and she is proud to assist Acadia First Nation, to be available and continue learn from the community as a whole.