In Memory

On January 13, 2013, Commission member Steve Taylor passed away. Steve brought experience, excellent advice, and common sense to our team.  He also entertained us with his humor. We wish his family and friends our condolences.

On August 24th, 2013, Bill Bowie, a remarkable man, friend and dedicated commission member, passed away. The Dawson Regional Planning Commission was fortunate to have Bill as a member; his experience, insight, humour and love for the region have been so valued during this process. Our condolences to Bill's family and friends.  



Tr'ondek Hwech'in Nominees


Debbie Nagano

Debbie grew up in the Dawson area and has traveled to many parts of TH Traditional Territory through work and personal pursuits. Debbie has worked for TH government in many capacities over the past 19 years, including administrative assistant, Elders Coordinator, Events Coordinator, Adult Support worker, and Health and Social Services Manager and also worked as the Fur Show Coordinator in 2013 for the Dawson District Renewable Resources Council.




Chester Kelly

A Tr'ondek Hwech'in citizen currently living in Whitehorse, Mr. Kelly is an active community volunteer, with a focus on sports. Professionally, Chester is a retired Yukon Government, Transportation Engineering Department employee with experience in highway construction inspections, surveying, testing and traffic control. Chester currently works in the private sector on road construction projects during the summer months.




Roger Ellis

A Tr'ondek Hwech'in Elder, Mr. Ellis worked for YG Lands Branch and was involved in the Land Application Review Committee and the Klondike Valley Plan. Roger has diverse experience with 35 years in drafting, mapping, land issues and land claims, including work as the GIS technician for Kwanlin Dün First Nation and involvement in the negotiations of the land claims agreements. Roger's volunteer activities have included Blood Ties and a Justice Steering Committee to look at the impact of the Residential School settlements on Elders and Elder abuse.




Government of Yukon Nominees

Will Fellers

Born and raised in Dawson City, Mr. Fellers is an active placer miner in a family run operation in the Klondike. Will has served on District Renewable Resources Council and on the Klondike Placer Miners Association Board. Will is a Canadian Ranger and is an active outdoorsman. He and his family currently reside in Dawson City. A dedicated member, he doesn't want to miss a meeting, even on holidays (see photo).




Scott Casselman (Commission Chair)

Mr. Casselman is a registered professional geologist with 28 years of experience, having worked mostly in northern and western Canada, but including work in Turkey, Alaska, Indonesia and Argentina. Scott was a director of Yukon Chamber of Mines for a number of years and acted as President of the association in 2005 -06 and 2006-07. Scott was also on the Mineral Advisory Board, reporting to the Minister of Energy Mines and Resources, in 2005 -06 and 2006-07.




Peter Jenkins

Bio coming soon

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