Former Chief Kim Baird served as elected Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation from 1998 – 2012. On Dec 6, 2007, history was made when Chief Baird signed Tsawwassen First Nation’s first treaty in Ottawa on Parliament Hill. She has the distinction of being the first aboriginal woman to address the BC Legislature on October 15, 2007 when the BC Treaty Legislation process was initiated. Ms. Baird has received a number of prestigious awards, including Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, the National Aboriginal Women in Leadership Distinction Award, Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 Award, and Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award. Ms. Baird was also the first First Nation representative on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. She is a member of the BC Hydro, Mayors’ Council on Transportation, the Vancouver Skills and Employments Program, Ministers Advisory Council of Aboriginal Woman, UBC Vancouver President’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Chief Joe Mathias Scholarship Foundation and the TFN Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. Her ancestral name is Kwuntiltunaat.