The River Valley Alliance has seven municipal shareholders. Each appoints a member to the Community Engagement Committee, which promotes the RVA’s vision to the public and is the RVA’s eyes and ears in the member municipalities. 

Community Engagement Committee Members:

Valerie Turner, Chair – Parkland County
Kate Andres – Edmonton
James Cockburn – Fort Saskatchewan
Danielle Currie – Fort Saskatchewan
Shauna deVarennes – Sturgeon County
Margaret Elliott – Sturgeon County
Mike Evans – Parkland County
Wendy Lickacz – Edmonton
Femke Pennings – Strathcona County
Bill Reynolds – Strathcona County
Terence Yez – Leduc County
Brent Collingwood, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)


The purpose of the Finance Committee is to assist the Board of the River Valley Alliance in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the financial management of all activities, including compliance and reporting. 

Finance Committee members:

Michael Gardiner, Chair
Guy Bridgeman, RVA Board Chair
Mark McCrae
Brent Collingwood, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)


The Implementation Committee identifies, evaluates and make recommendations on capital projects which support the mandate and priorities and are in accordance with key guiding documents and principles approved by the Board of Directors. 

Implementation Committee members:

Bob Horton, Chair
Pat Butler
Marcel Chichak
Guy Bridgeman, RVA Board Chair
Brent Collingwood, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)

Non- Committee Members:

Alex Bonokoski, RVA Capital Program Manager
Phil Krysa, Architectural Works Inc.


The Governance Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on best practices in corporate governance, including principles, policies, and Board and committee procedures and guidelines.

They also review and make recommendations on amendments to the Articles of Association and support board succession planning and development.. 

Governance Committee members:

Wendy Boje, Chair
Peter Faid
Guy Bridgeman, RVA Board Chair
Brent Collingwood, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)