Gaming Commission Searching for New Chairperson
Written by Paul Graif on February 23, 2021
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) is looking for a new Chairperson for their Board of Directors. For the second time in 16 months, Mark Jocks informed the board and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) that he is resigning from the position.
In September 2019, Jocks first informed the MCK that he was leaving after five years to work at Kahnawake Shakotiia’takenhas Community Services (KSCS). “The Chairman position was full time in the office job. So of course at that point I had to give that part of it up,” Jocks said. “But I offered Council to remain on the commission as a sitting member so that business can go forward and carry on.”
On February 3rd of this year, Jocks resigned for a second time. “It took them a little longer. I had to stay on. I decided to stay on and carry through with the position. I gave them a reasonable time to find a replacement,” Jocks said.
Mike Delisle is the MCK liaison to the KGC. He says the search is on to replace Jocks. “More than likely it will be filled by one of the individuals who has some tenure there,” Delsile said. “We have two sitting commissioners and we are looking for a third which is a requirement of the law.”
The two sitting commissioners are Herb Rice and Daryl Leclaire.