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Upper Nicola Band chief hoping to focus on the band's internal health.

"There's been so much external work needing attention in the last couple years that we haven't really had a chance of late to internalize and develop a closer relationship with our people."

Re-elected to a second term over the weekend by just a single vote, Harvey McLeod is excited to lead for another three years, and believes that having most of council return with him, will lead to getting a lot accomplished.

"That's one of the advantages of having four of the five come back. We all know, and are up to date on what we've been doing. So, there will be now slowing down to get caught up."

McLeod is also expressing excitement over having newcomer Clarine Paul elected, believing that having a younger female on council will add a new perspective.

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