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. 

Below is a list of the current Board of Directors


President-Councillor Tara Wheeler

1st Vice President Mayor Gord Curran 

2nd Vice President – Mayor Lee Bodie

VP-at-Large - Councillor Jocelyn Curteanu

Board of Directors

Incorporated Municipalities

Village of Carmacks – Councillor Helena Belanger

City of Dawson - Councillor Molly Shore

Town of Faro – Councillor Lisa Snyder

Village of Haines Junction –  Councillor Kari Johnston

Village of Mayo – Councillor Blair Andre

Village of Teslin – Councillor Clara Jules

Town of Watson Lake – Mayor Cheryl O'Brien

City of Whitehorse – Councillor Steve Roddick 

City of Whitehorse – Councillor Jan Stick 

‚Äč LAC Representative-Co-Chair Bonnitta Ritchie

Associate Members 

Hamlet of Mount Lorne – Chair Lisa Chevalier

Marsh Lake Local Advisory Council – Chair Jo-Anne Smith

South Klondike Advisory Council - Chair Colleen James

Tagish Local Advisory Council –Chairs Bonnitta Ritchie and Myron Penner

Hamlet of Ibex Valley - David Petkovich