Our board

 

Community Futures East Parkland 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.

Eric Bloomquist

Chair

Joined the Board in 2016 and represents the Town of Bashaw and Ponoka County.  Eric is the Director of Business Development - Central Alberta at 8760 Expense Management, with a background in industry marketing and sales, as well as being a community volunteer focusing on sports.

Dale Unland

Vice-Chair

Joined the Board in 2016 and represents the City and County of Wetaskiwin.  Dale is a  realtor with Realty Executives Discover, and former owner of Wetaskiwin Implements, Parkland Fertilizers, Northpoint Builders Inc, and Unland Agencies.  He is also a community volunteer, includinged involvement in the Wetaskiwin Theatre Society.

Ray Reckseidler

Secretary-Treasurer

Joined the Board in 2017 and represents the Villages of Delburne and Elnora and the Red Deer County.  Ray is a retired educator and former municipal official, as well as a community volunteer, including the Delburne Chamber and Anthony Henday Hisorical Society.

Wayne Clark

Director

Joined the Board in 2014 and represents the Towns of Rimbey and Bentley, and the Ponoka County.  Wayne is the manager of Wilson's Funeral Chapel, an auxiliary constable with the RCMP, and community volunteeer including several fundraising projects. 

Lennard McFarland

Director

Joined the Board in 2017 and represents the Pigeon Lake area and Wetaskiwin County.  Lennard has retired after more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, and is a community volunteer, including the Pigeon Lake Chamber and Lakedell Ag Society.

Ron McIntosh

Director

Joined the Board in 2016 and represents the Villages of Alix and Clive and the Lacombe County.  Ron is the owner/operator of Ember Graphics in Stettler, has started various other businesses over the years, and is a community volunteer.

Gordon (Hoss) Nichols

Director

Joined the Board in 2014 and represents the Town of Castor and Paintearth County.  Gordon (Hoss) is a realtor with Sutton-Lankmark Realtyas well as owner of the Castor Liquor Pig, and community volunteer including sports and youth organizations.

Lisa Smith

Director

Joined the Board in 2019 and represents the Town and County of Ponoka.  Lisa is a realtor with ReMax Realty, a partner in several oilfield and agricultural related ventures,  as well as a community volunteer focusing on rodeo.

Bob Tiltgen

Director

Joined the Board in 2010 and represents the Town and County of Ponoka.  Bob is a realtor with ReMax Realty, with an interest in poilcy planning for local and provincial politics, as well as a community volunteer, including several youth organizations.

Board Criteria

Individuals interested in becoming Directors must reside in the region and have a commitment to the welfare of the communities within the region. The Board reflects a variety of expertise in community and business development with representation from all of the geographic regions in the territory. Any elected officials who sit on the Board do so as volunteers rather than municipal appointees. When new members are needed, local governments and economic development committees are notified, advertisements may be placed in local papers, a selection committee of existing Board Members interviews appropriate candidates and the Board ratifies the final selection. Board Members are encouraged to advocate the importance of Community Futures East Parkland whenever the opportunity arises, and to suggest potential projects for its involvement. They are also encouraged to participate in speaking engagements, trade shows and community meetings.

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Community Futures East Parkland
5020 - 50 Avenue
PO Box 250
Mirror, AB T0B 3C0

403-788-2212
888-788-2829

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Communities Served

Alder Flats, 
Alix, 
Ardley, 
Argentia Beach, 
Bashaw, 
Bawlf, 
Bentley, 
Big Valley, 
Birchcliff, 
Blackfalds, 
Bluffton, 
Botha, 
Buck Lake, 
Byemoor, 
Castor, 
Clive, 
Crestomere, 
Crystal Springs, 
Delburne, 
Donalda, 
Dorenlee, 
Duhamel, 
Edberg, 
Elnora, 
Endiang, 
Erskine, 
Falun, 
Fenn, 
Ferintosh, 
Fleet, 
Gadsby, 
Grandview, 
Gull Lake, 
Gwynne, 
Half Moon Bay, 
Halkirk, 
Haynes, 
Hoadley, 
Hobbema, 
Joffre, 
Kelsey, 
Lacombe, 
Leedale, 
Lousana, 
Ma-Me-O Beach, 
Meeting Creek, 
Millet, 
Mirror, 
Morningside, 
Mulhurst, 
Nevis, 
New Norway, 
Norris Beach, 
Parkland Beach, 
Pelican Point, 
Pine Lake, 
Pipestone, 
Ponoka, 
Poplar Bay, 
Red Willow, 
Rimbey, 
Rochon Sands, 
Rosalind, 
Silver Beach, 
Stettler, 
Sunbreaker Cove, 
Tees, 
Westerose, 
Wetaskiwin, 
White Sands, 
Winfield, 

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