Our board

 

Community Futures Yellowhead East is a community driven, non-profit organization that is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of local business people who 
bring extensive knowledge and experience of the area’s economy. Our Board members represent our region’s
 population and main economic sectors. The role of the Board is to establish our organization’s priorities, monitor our performance, and 
be accountable to key stakeholders, such as local, provincial and federal governments.

Interested in becoming a board member or committee volunteer? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Board Composition

Appointment to Board of Directors

Community Futures Yelowhead East is governed by a 10 member Board of Directors appointed on an annual basis from our 10 Shareholder communities. All Directors are restricted to a maximum 8 year term on the Board to ensure periodic, if not annual Board renewal.  These appointed Directors bring extensive knowledge and experience about the local and regional economy and the area’s social composition.

Directors are appointed by the individual Shareholder communities based on the assessment of the locally elected municipal representatives as to who would best represent their community interests in the context of a regional economic development organization. As the 10 Shareholder communities are disbursed throughout the region there is satisfactory geographic representation.

The skills required to serve on this Board would include engagement in their own community, willingness to participate in Board discussion and initiatives for the region as a whole and a common sense approach to advocating and action for Community Futures Yellowhead East.

The Community Futures Yellowhead East Board of Directors does not have specific age or gender requirements for Board composition but historically there has been as good balance based on the diversity achieved when drawing from 10 Shareholder communities.

All Board and Staff members are bound by a Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Agreement including Conflict of Interest and Privacy regulations.

APPEAL PROCESS

Access to Appeals

Community Futures Yellowhead East is an independent not-for-profit corporation led by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The local Board of Directors has final authority for all decisions. 

In an effort to safeguard all efforts are made to ensure our clients are served in a fair and professional manner, the Board of Directors will ensure the corporation provides clients with access to an appeal process. 

In addition, where a client requests an independent review of the Board’s original and subsequent appeal process, the Board of Directors will ensure the corporation provides the client with timely access to a process of external appeal provided in Alberta through the Northwest Alberta Community Futures Region’s Appeal/Redress Committee. 

The role of the Northwest Alberta Community Futures Region’s Appeal/Redress Committee is to provide an external and independent review of Community Futures Yellowhead East’s decision making and internal review processes.  The Board of Community Futures Yellowhead East maintains all final authority for all decisions. 

Policy Review Date: May 28, 2015. 

Chad Merrifield

Chair

Woodlands County

Glen Wilcox

Vice Chair

Town of Mayerthorpe

In this video, Glen Wilcox shares why Community Futures is important to him and the town of Mayerthorpe:

Carol Webster

Treasurer

Town of Swan Hills

Eris Moncur

Secretary

Town of Whitecourt

Wayne Borle

Director

Lac Ste. Anne County

Louis Beloin

Director

Town of Fox Creek

Dennis Nanninga

Director

County of Barrhead

Judy Tracy

Director

Town of Onoway

Judy Tracy on "What Community Futures means to me"

Angela Duncan

Director

Village of Alberta Beach

Leslie Penny

Director

Town of Barrhead

Leslie Penny on What Community Futures means to me? 

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Community Futures Yellowhead East
Unit #1, 5023 - 50 Avenue
Box 2185
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1P8

780-706-3500
877-706-3500

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Communities Served

Alberta Beach, 
Barrhead, 
Benbow, 
Birch Cove, 
Bloomsbury, 
Blue Ridge, 
Camp Creek, 
Castle Island, 
Cherhill, 
Darwell, 
Fallis, 
Fort Assiniboine, 
Fox Creek, 
Glenevis, 
Greencourt, 
Gunn, 
Hurdy, 
Kaybob, 
Knight, 
Lake Isle, 
Lisburn, 
Lombell, 
Lone Pine, 
Manola, 
Mayerthorpe, 
Neerlandia, 
Onoway, 
Pass Creek, 
Rich Valley, 
Rochfort Bridge, 
Ross Haven, 
Sandy Beach, 
Sangudo, 
Silver Creek, 
Silver Sands, 
Southview, 
Sunrise Beach, 
Sunset Point, 
Swan Hills, 
Tiger Lily, 
Val Quentin, 
Vega, 
West Cove, 
Whitecourt, 
Windfall Junction, 
Yellowstone, 

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