Saugeen First Nation has hired a new Band Administrator

Saugeen First Nation’s Chief and Council have announced that John Domm has accepted the position of Band Administrator.

Domm, a former Chief of Police, serves as a Governor-in-Council appointed Board Member on the Management Advisory Board for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and as an appointee on the Departmental Audit Committee of the Treasury Board of Canada.

In a recent media release, Chief Lester Anoquot said that, “Chief and Council are thrilled to have John join our team, he brings great knowledge and experience. I’m really excited about this next step for the community and I can’t wait to see where we can go under John’s leadership.  Our vibrant and healthy nation is united in our vision to build prosperity for all our people.”

Domm’s hiring comes as leadership looks to build stronger communication, embark on a strategic plan and organizational structure changes as well as continuing to work to eradicate mental health and addictions issues burdening the community.

“I’m excited to immerse myself into the organization and help lead the next chapters of success,” says Domm.

Domm holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies from the University of Guelph.  He is former Rama Chief of Police and is Regional Vice-Chairperson of the Parole Board of Canada with more than 30 years of community safety/criminal justice experience in policing and government set across urban, rural and remote communities.

“His previous work with First Nations as Chief of Police will be an asset for our community as we move into a flourishing future.” adds Chief Lester Anoquot.

About SFN: Saugeen First Nation (SFN) is an Ojibway community found on the shores of Lake Huron at the base of the Bruce Peninsula, two miles northeast of Southampton and approximately eighteen miles west of Owen Sound, Ontario. South Sauble Beach Park, renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, is known for its shallow, sandy beach. SFN’s administration team manages twenty-one departments to holistically serve its community and provides both seasonal and year-round employment for 150 staff. SFN has a population of approximately 1,857 members, with nearly half living on reserve. They prioritize social development and offer a great amount of training and education opportunities for their members. The lands, Fisheries, Roads, and Water Departments ensure the environment is managed appropriately and according to community protocols and policies. SFN is a vibrant and thriving community deeply rooted in culture and tradition.