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Board of Directors

To ensure that the AWC-WPAC is representative of voices from across the watershed, the Board of Directors is comprised of elected seats representing specified stakeholder groups.

As outlined in the Board of Directors Terms of Reference, the Board of Directors has a maximum of 21 members (including the past Chairperson) representing specified positions for industry (5 seats), non-governmental organizations (5 seats), governments (5 seats), aboriginals (3 seats), and members-at-large (2 seats).


2018-2019 Board Members

Brian Deheer | Board Chair | Stewards of Lac La Biche Watershed (NGO)

Dan Moore | Vice Chair | Alberta Newsprint Company (Industry)

Cleo Reece | Secretary | Individual (Indigenous)

Tim Polzin | Individual (Member-at-Large)

Dave Coish | Alberta Environment and Parks (non-voting member)

Janice Linehan | Suncor Energy Inc. (Industry)

Janice Pitman | Small Agricultural Producer (Industry)

Greg Piorkowski | Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (Provincial Government) 


Larry ArmfeltAthabasca County (Municipal Middle Basin)

Robert Esau | M.D. of Lesser Slave River (Municipal Upper Basin)

Sterling Johnson | Lac La Biche County(Municipal Lower Basin) 

Lavone Olson | Yellowhead County (Alternate to Robert Esau)

Robert Holmberg | Athabasca University (Academia)

Tom Weber | Individual (Member-at-Large)

Marv Fyten | Individual (Health and Environment)

Morris Nesdole | Baptiste and Island Lakes Stewardship Society (NGO)

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