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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), Indigenous (3 seats), and Members-at-Large (2 seats).


2018-2019 Board Members

Brian Deheer | Board Chair | Stewards of Lac La Biche Watershed (Health & Environment)

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

Marcel Ulliac | Treasurer | Individual (Member-at-Large)

Cleo Reece | Secretary | Fort McMurray First Nations (Indigenous)

Tim Polzin | Individual (Member-at-Large)

Dave Coish | Alberta Environment and Parks (Non-Voting Member)

Janice Linehan | Suncor Energy Inc. (Industry – Oil & Gas)

Janice Pitman | Private Organic Farm (Industry – Small Agricultural Producer)

Greg Piorkowski | Water Quality Section, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (Provincial/Federal Government) 

Robert Holmberg | Athabasca University (Research & Academia)


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)

Tom Weber | Clearwater River Heritage Society (Stewardship)

Marv Fyten | Individual (Health and Environment)

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

Robert Grandjambe | Mikisew Cree Nation (Indigenous)

Bill Grieve | Individual (Member-at-large)

Robert Mitchell | Yellowhead County Ag. Services (Industry – Agriculture)

Vacant Seats


Industry – Mining/Utilities

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