Huu-ay-aht First Nations is pleased to announce, Andy Daniel has accepted the Director of Government Services position with the Nation.
Andy is an Applied Science Technologist Professional with more than two decades of experience working with governments on Vancouver Island. He also brings with him an emergency services background, as a volunteer firefighter and emergency operations centre team member.
Andy began his career in Victoria for a land development consultant. For two years, he was involved in designing, surveying and inspecting subdivisions.
Next his career took him to the Duncan for 16 years where he worked for the District of North Cowichan as its Civil Engineering Technologist. This job offered an opportunity to expand his knowledge as he was responsible for engineering support for roads, sewer, storm and water system projects. Andy has a strong interest in nature and public consultation, and this led him to a full-time focus on environmental initiatives, such as water conservation and solid waste reduction programs.
Almost three years ago, Andy was given the opportunity to work as the Manager of Environmental Services for the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. With his interest in the environment, it was a good fit. He led the ACRD team responsible for the Regional District’s garbage and recycling services, landfills, water and sewer systems, parks and two airports. This included managing daily operations, upgrading infrastructure and construction of new facilities.
With the Maa-nulth Treaty in effect and Huu-ay-aht representation at the ACRD board table, Andy is familiar with the leadership, vision and accomplishments of the Nation. This, and his extensive experience, made him an excellent choice to lead the Government Services team.
Andy says he is very excited to join the Huu-ay-aht staff. As part of the management team, he looks forward to collaborating on providing quality services in alignment with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Values, Strategic Plan, culture, sustainability and business goals. He also loves Barkley Sound, and enjoys exploring, boating and paddle-boarding in the area.
Please join us in congratulating Andy on his new position and welcome him to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations team.