2018-19 EDA Board of Directors

The affairs of the Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors comprised of eleven (11) Directors. Seven (7) Directors shall be elected by the members of the Association; two (2) are automatically appointed (President and Immediate Past President); and two (2) shall be appointed, one (1) from each of the respective economic development agencies from Calgary and Edmonton. The Nominating Committee may also appoint non-voting representatives from the provincial or federal government, or other organizations as they see fit. The Immediate President is a voting member of the Board. Elections for new board members take place on an annual basis at the Spring AGM. 

Board Nominations for 2019-20

On April 5, 2019, a new Board of Directors will be elected. If you are interested in letting your name stand for the four positions that will be open in 2019-20, fill out this online form on or before February 15, 2019 at 4:30 PM.

All nominations submitted before the deadline will be vetted by the EDA Nominating Committee to ensure they are eligible for nomination, and that they have the key skills/experience identified for the upcoming year. All nominees must be “voting” members in good standing for at least one year.

A slate of eligible nominees will be presented at the AGM, at which time nominees will be allowed to say a few words in support of their nomination if they wish. A vote by the membership will then take place. The top nominees will be elected to the board. As usual, nominations will be taken from the floor, but to ensure we have an efficient AGM we would prefer any interested candidates let us know in advance.

Honorary Patron

Our Honorary Patron is The Honorable Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade. 

 

2018-19 EDA Board of Directors

 


Christopher King

President

Grande Prairie


Bev Thornton

 Past-President

Pincher Creek



Jennifer Fossen

Vice President

Wetaskiwin



Mary Lee Prior

Secretary Treasurer

Vermillion

  

Glen Vanstone

Director

Edmonton



Trevor Lewington

Director

Lethbridge


Sean McRitchie

Director

Strathcona County


Leslie Shier

Director

Calgary

  

 

Jon Allan

Director

Sundre


Martin Ebel

Director

Lethbridge County




 I am looking forward to working with this talented team of economic development professionals from across the province. Economic developers have a key role in helping Alberta communities build, grow and diversify their economies and this role is more important than ever. EDA was established in 1974, and our members have the benefit of a solid foundation on which to continue learning, sharing and building local, national and international partnerships. Our strong network of EDOs achieves measurable results and represents a distinct competitive advantage for our communities and our province. - Chris King, EDA President 


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