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. 

All Board members are expected to:

  • Act in the best interests of the organization
  • Be engaged Ambassadors for the organization
  • Guide long-range planning and development
  • Raise money and monitor finances
  • Set policy
  • Recruit and support the CEO
  • Attend board meetings  
  • Adhere to the board code of ethics
  • Declare a conflict of interest if applicable

If you are interested in applying to serve on the 2022-23 Board of Directors apply here on or before February 18, 2022.

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2021-22 EDA Board of Directors

Trevor Lewington



Mary Lee Prior

Past President


Eleanor Miclette

Vice President 


Martin Ebel

Secretary Treasurer

Lethbridge County

Danielle Carter



Shane Olson


Strathcona County

Deana Haley



Kent McMullin



Benjamin Young



Peter Casurella



Message from Trevor Lewington, EDA President

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) has a proven track record of providing our members with leading edge professional development programs, best practice sharing, networking opportunities and other valuable tools to help create thriving communities. We are a member driven organization working to elevate economic development as a profession and at the same time support practitioners in their critical roles to promote sustainable long-term growth that benefits all members of our society.

EDA has a long history of innovative responses to contemporary challenges. While we are proud of the recognition we receive from national and international organizations with which we work, the best recognition comes from the tangible impact we can have in the communities which we serve.

We are fortunate to be able to collaborate with a wide range of sponsors, partners and supporters in the delivery of our mission. Economic development is often referred to as a team sport and that is true now more than ever as we face the multifaceted and complex challenges brought on by the largest public health challenge and resulting economic crisis in many generations.

EDA will continue to be dedicated to meeting the needs of our members while at the same time building strong communities - together.

- Trevor Lewington, EDA President. 

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