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Meet Our East Parkland Board Of Directors

Dedicated to promoting the businesses of the East Parkland region, our volunteer Board members come from a diverse background of businesses and personal experience.


Lisa Smith


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


Lennard McFarland


Lennard 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.


Ray Reckseidler


Ray 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 Historical Society.


Ron Mcintosh


Ron joined Board in 2016 and represents the Villages of Alix and Clive and the Lacombe County. Ron recently retired as owner/operator of Ember Graphics in Stettler, has started various other businesses over the years, and is a community volunteer, including invovlement in the Alix Public Library.


Eric Bloomquist


Eric joined the Board in 2016 and represents the Town of Bashaw and Ponoka County. Eric is a managing partner of CashChem Ltd and the CashChem Group, with a background in industry marketing and sales, as well as being a community volunteer focusing on sports.


Glenn Ruecker


Glenn joined the Board in 2022 and represents the City of Wetaskiwin and the County of Wetaskiwin. Glenn is the previous owner of a small Taxi company and a telephone answering service business, through the years his business saw growth and expansion before selling it to his daughter in 2021. Glenn is a previous Alderman for the City of Wetaskiwin, serving 6 years on council. Glenn is a community volunteer including fundraising and building committees for the Aquatic and Fitness Facility.


Marilyn Weber


Marilyn joined the Board in 2023 and represents Town of Castor and Paintearth County. Marilyn is a retired registered nurse and has started succession of their family farm, which has been in operation since 1975. She has a grass roots approach to economic development, utilizing her rural experience to work alongside community members and elected officials. Marilyn's current community memberships include Castor Little Theatre, Battle River Energy Ambassador, Agriculture in the Classroom, County of Paintearth- Assessment Review Board & Weeds and Pesticide Committee, and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. 


Board Criteria

Individuals interested in becoming Directors must reside, 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 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 interview 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.

Directors shall be appointed for a 3 year term. To promote adequate Board rotation, Directors may be appointed for up to an additional 2 consecutive terms, for a maximum of 9 consecutive years.  After 3 full terms, an individual may reapply to join the Board after a period of 1 year.


Want To Make A Real Difference In East Parkland? Join The Board Today.

Impact the growth of our community and join our Board. We are always looking for great people to help better our business community here in East Parkland and offer new growth opportunities to East Parkland based entrepreneurs.

Contact Us

5020 50 Avenue
PO Box 250
Mirror, AB  T0B 3C0
P: 403-788-2212


Communities Served

Alder Flats, Alix, Ardley, Argentia Beach, Aspen 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, Joffre, Kelsey, Lacombe, Leedale, Lousana, Ma-Me-O Beach, Maskwacis, 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, and Winfield