Council Members


Mayor Taylor Bachrach

  • Director, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako
  • Director, Northwest Regional Hospital Board
  • Director, Northern Medical Trust
  • Chair, Northwest Regional Advisory Committee, Northern Development Initiative Trust
  • Chair, Chandler Park Field Upgrades Advisory Committee
  • Small Business Task Force
  • Healthy Indicators - P4HC Partnership for Healthy Communities
Taylor Bachrach was elected Mayor of Smithers in November 2011 and prior to that, served as a Councillor in the Village of Telkwa. In addition to his local government role, Taylor owns and runs a small graphic design and web development company, Bachrach Communications. Taylor and his wife Michelle have two daughters, Ella and Maddie. In their spare time, they enjoy biking, canoeing, skiing and gardening. 

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Councillor Gladys Atrill

  • Deputy Mayor
  • Access Smithers    
  • Director, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (alternate)
  • Fall Fair Management Committee 
  • Smithers District Transit Committee                                       

Gladys Atrill was elected to Council in November 2014.  She is a lifelong Smithers resident and has been active in many volunteer roles, including chairing the year-long Smithers 2013 Centennial Celebrations. Gladys is the driving force behind Tourism Smithers and has worked in the tourism sector for the past 25 years and is currently vice-chair of the Northern BC Tourism Association. In her off time, Gladys enjoy gardening, reading, cycling and canoeing.

Councillor Atrill can be reached: 

Cellular: 250-877-2290
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Councillor Phil Brienesse

  • Finance Chair
  • Advisory Planning Commission (Alternate)
  • Fall Fair Management Committee (Alternate)
  • Smithers District Transit Committee
  • Bulkley Valley Regional Pool
  • Council Liaison History of Our Shared Relationship Working Group
  • Council Liaison Skateboard Park Expansion
  • Council Liaison Smithers Art Gallery

Councillor Greg Brown

  • Advisory Planning Commission
  • Chandler Park Field Upgrades Advisory Committee
  • Council Liaison BV Airshed Management Society
  • Small Business Task Force (alternate)
Greg Brown was elected to Council in November 2014. He’s long time resident of NWBC, raised in Kitimat and since 2004, a Smithers resident. Greg has an engineering degree and works for a Smithers based construction company building energy efficient buildings and houses. He raises his two kids, Liam and Evan, with his wife Christine, co-owner/co-operator of a local cafe. He coaches minor hockey and spends his spare time outside with his family.
Councillor Brown can be reached:

Cellular:  250-847-3143
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Councillor Shelley Browne

  • Council Liaison Bulkley Valley Museum
  • Small Business Task Force

Councillor Bill Goodacre

  • Fall Fair Management Committee
  • Council Liaison Smithers & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Liaison History of Our Shared Relationship Working Group
  • Healthy Indicators - P4HC Partnership for Healthy Communities

Since 1990 Bill Goodacre has served five three year terms on the Town Council and a five year term as MLA for Bulkley-Valley Stikine. Bill serves on the board of the Dze L' Kant Friendship Centre ; he also serves on the board of the Smithers Community Services Association. Bill served a four year term on the Canadian Diabetes Association National Board. Bill was honoured in 2013 with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. Born in Smithers in 1951, Bill and his second wife Mary Etta have six adult children and six grandchildren.

Councillor Goodacre can be reached:

Cellular: 250-877-1895


Councillor Frank Wray

  • North West Regional Health Board (alternate)
  • Smithers Public Library Board
  • Smithers & District Transit Service Committee
  • North West Regional Advisory Committee, Alternate