Governing Board

Peter Allan(Chair)Tel:867-873-6451

Peter Allen is an independent consultant and business owner. He has a background of Government experience as a senior civil servant, with particular expertise in the area of policy and planning. Peter is well regarded as a creative thinker and strategic planner, with a strong personal commitment to the positive development of the NWT.

Ben McDonald(Vice-Chair) Tel:867 873-6451

Ben McDonald has served on the Smart Communities Board as Chair for a number of years. Ben moved to Yellowknife in 1979, and is retired, having worked in the labour movement for 25 years. Ben also served three terms on Yellowknife City Council and has been a part of the Smart Communities Society since its inception. Ben feels that ICT can be a double edged sword and that northerners might be able to benefit from its introduction but we risk being left behind because of our geography and state of development. He sees the Society is a vehicle to promote equal access and opportunities for northerners.

Michel Adam(Board Member)

Michel Adam is currently working as a DBA/Systems Analyst at ITI/ENR, GNWT. Since he moved to Yellowknife in 1984, he has held numerous IT jobs, both in and out of the public sector, as well has serving on the board of the NTNet Society in the last millennium.