Nanaimo's 20 Most Powerful People

Thu. Feb. 6/14
Harris tops annual 'Daily News' power poll

11. John Wesley, Snuneymuxw First Nation chief-elect

Wesley will once again become Chief Wesley once he is sworn into office next month. Once at the head of the council table, he will have a number of major issues to deal with, and an enormous amount of influence to wield. Two prominent examples include SFN's ongoing lawsuit with the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district and consultations with the City of Nanaimo on the future of the middle and lower Colliery dams.

Last year's ranking: not ranked