September 7, 2020

Dawson City – The Klondike Placer Miners’ Association (KPMA) held its Annual General Meeting last week at the Palace Grand, seeing no change to the Directors.

KPMA bylaws prescribe that approximately one half of the directors be elected every other year for a two-year term to maintain continuity among the board. Directors who were acclaimed are Kyle Bruce, Lisa Favron Secretary/Treasurer, and Pascal McBurney. The position of Vice President was not contested and Neil Loveless continues to serve out the remainder of his term alongside President Will Fellers, Mike Heisey, Mark Mather, Mike McDougall Past President, and Stuart Schmidt.

In addition to the directors’ elections, the day’s proceedings included Board discussions on upcoming challenges facing the industry, meetings with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon government leadership, as well as attendance of some miners from the field. Respecting Covid-19 guidelines, attendance was limited and less than 50 people joined for the meeting.

The KPMA was established in 1974 to promote and protect the interests of the placer mining industry and acts as a voice for all Yukon’s placer miners providing leadership on, and advocating for, responsible and sustainable placer mining with technological and ethical advances to the benefit of all operators, our environment, and enriching the communities we are a part of.

For more information please contact:

Brooke Rudolph Executive Director – 867-667-2267