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As part of my work on Council, I was appointed to several committees and boards. Here are my current appointments:

  • Community Living Committee: an internal City Council committee responsible for advising Council on: Community Social Development, Culture and Heritage, Eastlink Centre, Fleet, Parks, Recreation and Sport, Revolution Place, Transit, and other matters as referred by Council.

  • Assessment Review Board: responsible for hearing complaints about assessments made on property and businesses.

  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board: hears appeals regarding decisions made by the City's subdivision and development authorities and renders decisions based on the evidence presented.

  • Inter-City Forum on Social Policy: an organisation used by member municipalities to share information, network, and undertake advocacy on social issues.

  • Joint Regional Emergency Management Committee: provides oversight to a formal partnership setup to allow local municipalities to coordinate their responses to large emergencies or disasters.


Other community roles

In preparation for my work with Council, I stepped back from many of my community commitments. Here is what I retained:

  • Young Life: I continue to work part-time as the Young Life Area Director. I am responsible for training and supervising staff and volunteers who are running youth mentoring programs throughout the Peace Country. More information about Young Life can be found at
  • United Way Alberta Northwest: Board member.
  • Grande Prairie Disc Golf Club: I still remain actively involved in the Disc Golf Club. My current official role is Treasurer. I also help with the organisation of leagues, tournaments, and new courses.
  • Avondale Neighbourhood Association: I serve as the Secretary of the Avondale Neighbourhood Association
  • Non-Profit Consulting: I am continuing to make myself available to consult with non-profits on leadership and program development, communication, and change management.