The Board of Directors

The Association is made up of an Executive and Board of Directors

AYC elects its executive every two years during its Annual General Meeting.  Any elected official may run for a position on the Executive.

AYC’s Board of Directors is comprised of representatives appointed from all of its member communities, with the exception of the City of Whitehorse which has two representatives. 

Yukon unincorporated areas sit as Associate Members in the Association.  These members bring along a valuable insight to the more rural concerns of the Territory.  Associate Members may select one elected official amongst all of its Local Advisory Councils (LAC), combined, as its represented appointee to the AYC Board and be entitled to one vote. 

Here are our current Board of Directors:


Councillor Ted Laking

1st Vice President:
Councillor Lauren Hanchar

2nd Vice President:
Councillor Doris Hansen

Past President:
Mayor Gord Curran



Village of Carmacks
Councillor Justin Lachance
Alternate: Councillor Dennis Mitchell

City of Dawson:
Mayor William Kendrick

Town of Faro:
CouncillorTaylor Fetterly

Village of Haines Junction:
Mayor Bruce Tomlin
Alternate: Councillor Diane Strand

Village of Mayo:
Councillor Joann Aird

Village of Teslin:
Councillor Jeff Myke
Alternate: Councillor Luc Johnstone

Town of Watson Lake:
Councillor Denina Paquette

City of Whitehorse
Councillor Mellisa Murray
Councillor Michelle Friesen

LAC Representative:
Councillor Bonnitta Ritchie
Alternate: Councillor Walter Latour


Hamlet of Mount Lorne:
Chair - Councillor Etienne Tardif 
Deputy Chair - Councillor Jess Sellers

Marsh Lake Local Advisory Council:
Chair TBD

South Klondike Advisory Council:
Chair - Councillor Colleen James 
Co-Chair - Councillor Marg Blewett

Tagish Local Advisory Council:
Co-Chair - Councillor Anne Kinsey-Jansen
Co-Chair - Councillor Cheryl Goulet

Hamlet of Ibex Valley:
Chair TBD