Mayor Jack Bowers
In August 1980, after graduating as a Mine Engineer, Kathy and I and our young family were drawn north to the Yukon and Faro was soon to become our family’s forever home. In 1983 Grace, our youngest daughter, was born in Faro. Raising four daughters in Faro was a tremendous experience as all our girls will attest. Faro is still a great place to raise a family. In 1992 I switched careers and joined the Town of Faro as their Operations Manager. Council had just embarked on the “Town Beautification Project” during which we planted hundreds of trees, completed a host of landscaping improvements including construction of the RV Park, the Interpretive Center and the Dene Cho Trail.
In 2002 work opportunities to the south required that we leave the Yukon for 7 years. I had the tremendous opportunity to serve as Public Works Directors both in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta and also in Fort Nelson, BC. Kathy & I returned to the Yukon in 2009 where I was employed with the Yukon Government as a Senior Program Manager. responsible for capital projects in Old Crow, Haines Junction, Ross River, Carmacks and Faro.
In 2011 Faro became home once again.I had the good fortune to earn my pilot’s license along with other here in Faro in 1984. In 1994 I went on to earn my Commercial pilots license and in 1995 started an air taxi service based in Faro.
Following my retirement last year I made the decision to give back to the Town of Faro by, if possible, serving on Town Council. On October 15th I was elected Mayor of Faro and I truly look forward to the next three years of municipal service. For those considering making Faro your home I can say after having lived in many other parts of Canada and USA that there is no other place that I would rather be. We truly enjoy so many freedoms here, that are no longer available elsewhere.
Councillor Deb Edwards
I am a Faro resident who has been living in the community since 2001. My husband, Ernie and I enjoy the area that Faro is situated in, the people and the proximity to nature. I like the people's passions that they bring to Faro. It makes for a diverse group in the community. I have recently stopped working full time nursing and now am part time. Between being a Town of Faro Councillor and part time RN, I will be kept busy.
Councillor Pat McCracken
I came to Faro in 1975, from Winnipeg Manitoba. Once I was here for a few short weeks I knew I would be calling Faro home. I started working for the mine in 1975 and starting working for the Town of Faro in 1979.
I have enjoyed working for theTown Of Faro and the people of Faro for over 30 years. I started out as the mechanic for 4 years, under Bud Mckay and Town Manager, Rudy Couture. After Bud’s retirement, I moved into the Foreman’s position until my retirement. My wife Barb and I enjoy fishing, camping and traveling the Yukon. I look forward to being able to continue working for the town and the people of Faro as your Councillor.
Councillor Diana Rogerson
Faro has a lot to offer young families, empty nesters, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Our young family first came to Faro as visitors in July of 1984. Captivated by the natural beauty that surrounds the community, we left with Yukon fever stirring in our blood. We returned to make Faro our home in January 1987. With a population of over 2000, the Town boasted all the amenities necessary to make it a thriving and vibrant community. With another closure of the Faro Mine looming, we reluctantly moved our family to Alberta in August 1992. Returning for a family wedding in June 2005 reminded us of the reasons for our reluctance to leave: Safety, serenity, the friendliness of Faroites and close proximity to nature rekindled a desire to come back.
Dave and I returned in May 2007 to enjoy semi-retirement in Faro. While ‘the glory days’ may be gone, Faro still has some glorious experiences to offer. Fannin sheep grazing within view of town, thousands of sandhill cranes migrating overhead in the spring, young black bears strolling through town on their search for berries, a myriad of trails for hikers & off-road vehicles mere steps from our homes, and hunting only a quad ride away are just a few of the spectacular experiences that our residents treasure. I am excited to be part of a Council team that has already shown its desire and determination to work towards a future Faro that our citizens have envisioned in our newly revised Official Community Plan. If you are a resident with an idea to enhance our community, a concerned citizen with a need for information, someone contemplating a move to our unique community, or just want to chat, feel free to contact me at (867) 994-2345 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Councillor Lisa Snyder
I was born in Whitehorse, but left at a very early age when my dad was transferred. My parents kept the magic of the Yukon alive for me and in 2001 I found my opportunity to return.
I lived in Marsh Lake until 2008 when my husband Vince and I decided to move to that nice community we had visited a couple of years prior. As we had both grown up in small communities the Town of Faro appealed to us.While in Marsh Lake I had started my own bookkeeping company and since moving to Faro I have continued on with this business as well as working at the mine for a period of 3 years. I joined the Ambulance crew as well when I moved to Faro as I had enjoyed being part of the crewin Marsh Lake.
I have also become involved with the Golf Club and look forward to our tournament every summer and love telling “outsiders” about our unique golf course.When the opportunity arose to become a councillor I decided it was time for me to become more knowledgeable about our town and how it is run. I am looking forward to learning more and finding out how I can help keep it a great place to live.