Rob MacDougall was born in Kamloops and raised in Chase, graduating from Chase Secondary School in 1970. He has worked his entire career in forestry starting in Ashcroft in April 1970. He moved from Ashcroft to Tatla Lake, then to Williams Lake, and in 1982 to Fort St. James with his two young sons, for “two years”. It was here that he met his best friend and beautiful wife Terri-Lee, and some 33 years and two wonderful daughters later he is very proud to still call Fort St. James home.
Rob presently operates his own forestry company along with his son and his younger brother. Rob has been actively involved in many community groups, having been a director and president of minor hockey, a coach and umpire for all levels of local ball, basketball and hockey referee, director and president of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the local search and rescue group and a member of the local dogsled association. He is also very proud to be one of the founding directors of the Central Interior Hockey League in which the Omineca Ice play, and also the founding director of the Fort St. James Recreation Hockey League.
Rob has been a member of the Regional District advisory group for 6 years (1986-1992), municipal councillor for 9 years (1996-2005), and is now in his third term as mayor.
Rob is very committed to ensuring that Fort St. James continues to be a healthy, safe and affordable place to live, work and raise a family with many of the amenities of an urban area located in a rural setting.