The Basics: Lori Ackerman is the Mayor of Fort St. John. She was first elected to Fort St. John City Council in 2005. She was elected as Mayor in 2001.
Background: Before entering politics, Ackerman worked in the nonprofit sector including leadership roles with the Salvation Army and Sci-Tech North.
Things You (Really) Should Know: Fort St. John is located in northeastern British Columbia, with a population of just under 20,000 people. It is the largest city along the Alaska Highway.
Fun Fact: Ackerman was named one of BC's 35 Most Influential Women in 2016.