Meet Your Council


From left to right: Firefighter Troy MacLachlan, Assistant Fire Chief Brendan Morgan, Councillor Phil Iddon, Councillor Troy Nixon
Councillor Kyle Hamilton, Councillor Morgan Pulsifer, Councillor Yvonne Prest, Mayor Ange Qualizza, RCMP Staff Sergeant Jeff Harrold and Fire Chief Ted Ruiter. 
*missing from photo: Councillor Kevin McIsaac
Photo Credit: @MKuhnPhoto


Mayor Ange Qualizza  E:
Councillor Kevin McIsaac  E:
Councillor Troy Nixon  E:
Councillor Yvonne Prest 

Yvonne was born and raised in Victoria, earning and B.Ed. with distinction and a M. Ed from the University of Victoria prior to relocating to Fernie in 2011.  Her passion for learning and democracy began in BC’s public education system.  In addition to her education, she has travelled extensively.  She believes her time exploring has allowed her to understand how diverse the world can be.  She believes in policies over politics and believes as a collaborative team, council members can work together to attain the deserves goals of the public. 


Councillor Kyle Hamilton 

Kyle has been a resident of Fernie for over a decade, but his love for the community started in the early nineties when his family started vacationing here. Hamilton is an artist, entrepreneur, and volunteer who has given his time to a variety of causes. Hamilton is excited to serve on Council, and looks forward to the challenge.

Councillor Morgan Pulsifer 

Morgan was born in Fernie and is dedicated to making Fernie more affordable, sustainable and lively for residents.  He was drawn to local politics under the belief that municipal councils should be comprised of individuals of varying ages, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  After receiving his degree from the University of Victoria, Morgan returned to Fernie and is currently the Manager of Commit Snow & Skate.  He is additionally a support worker with the Columbia Basin Family Resource Society.  


Councillor Phil Iddon