Deputy Grand Chief Joe Miskokomon served his community Chippewas of the Thames for 14 years as chief and as councillor for another 10 years. He has served as Chief of Anishnabek Nation for 12 years. During his time serving his community and his Nation Joe has many experiences with the challenges of developing infrastructure projects including the long timeline that it can take to complete them and the limited input that communities can have in the process. This is why Joe has stepped forward to provide input and guidance to a First Nation-led initiative to close the infrastructure gap.