Mark Parker has been the Director of Electoral Area “D” (Fraser Lake Rural) with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) since 2015. He is also vice-chair of the board and Chair of the Rural/Agriculture Committee. Mark is a lifelong resident of the Fraser Lake Area where he lives with his two daughters and operates the family farm located on the north shore of Fraser Lake.
Mark recognizes the significance of agriculture in the region and was a leader in the regional district forming an agriculture committee and advocating for an agriculture coordinator position pilot project with Northern Development Initiative Trust.
As the representative and advocate of Area “D”, Mark attends meetings with the Village of Fraser Lake, Stellat’en First Nation and Nadleh Whut’en First Nation to discuss common goals and concerns in the area. He is a member of the Fort Fraser Local Community Commission and attends meetings to provide support and discuss topics of interest to the unincorporated community of Fort Fraser. In 2019, the regional district completed a $3.7 million water project in Fort Fraser which was primarily funded from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The project was a great accomplishment and will ensure clean and safe drinking water for the residents for years to come.