Executive Director


The First Nation has appointed Vernon Alook as the Executive Director. Vernon is the a member of the First Nation. 

Vernon can be reached at the Band office
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (780) 869-3985.

Jason Wigton


Jason Wigton has been employed by the Peerless Trout First Nation for that past six years and has over twenty years of experience working in Indigenous communities.  Jason has been an asset to the First Nation through his twenty years of experience with Fire and Emergency Services.  In the summer of 2019, the community of Trout Lake was evacuated twice in a six-week period. Mr. Wigton’s knowledge was a key to the success during these evacuation periods. He was a big part of the COVID-19 Emergency Management plan as well. 

Currently Mr. Wigton is overseeing the roles of Band Advisorand Energency Services.

Jason can be reached Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (780) 869-3985.


Band Manager - Vernon Alook

The principal function of a Band Manager is to act as the administrative lead of the First Nation and to ensure all resolutions and bylaws of council are carried out efficiently and effectively. The Band Manager is also responsible for the financial well-being of the Nation and to make sure that Budgets are being followed.  The Band Manager serves as the link between Chief and Counccil, which sets policy, and administration, which implements policy.

Director of Emergency Services - Jason Wigton

The Director Emergency Services has primary responsibility for leading, managing and directing the Emergency Services department to support the Nation’s Emergency Services, the Director of Emergency Services also has the lead role in any disaster scenario. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this senior leadership role establishes strategic direction and alignment with the organization. The Director advises, influences, and informs the Chief & Council of the operations, affairs and direction of the department.