The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is announcing the retirement of its longtime Finance Comptroller Denise Collins after more than 30 years of service to MCA and the Akwesasne community.

“We will continue to be thankful to Denise for her years of service and for her dedication as an MCA employee,” said Executive Director Jordan Wapass.  “MCA has benefitted immensely from Denise’s contributions to the financial processes we use daily and the overall management of the budget. Her work will be appreciated for many years to come.”

Denise joined MCA permanently in 1988 as a head accountant, later named the Comptroller, overseeing the financial aspect of operations and projects for decades. She helped guide MCA through the rapid growth the organization has been experiencing since the 1980s, and she was a key player in the development of many MCA processes and policies.

Denise’s last official day is November 23, 2018.

Richard Fournier will serve as acting Comptroller until the position is posted and filled.

Nia:wen kowa Denise Collins and best wishes in your retirement.