COMMITTEES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Community Engagement Committee is a Standing Committee of the River Valley Alliance (RVA). The roles and responsibilities of the Community Engagement Committee and its members are as follows:

  • Be RVA ambassadors to their respective communities and stakeholders, champion its plans and activities, and represent the RVA as directed by the Board.
  • Provide a volunteer resource to assist and support RVA involvement and participation in local or regional events, projects, public processes and other activities as approved or directed by the Board.
  • Facilitate bringing local volunteers, resources and partnerships to bear in support of Board and Municipal approved projects and activities.
  • Assist the Board and its municipal members in generating increased public awareness, dialogue and support for the River Valley Trail System.

Community Engagement Committee Members:

Town of Devon - Grant Geldart
Town of Devon - Vacant
Parkland County - Wendy Boje, Chair
Parkland County - Avelyn Nicol
City of Edmonton - Graham Taylor
City of Edmonton - Suzanne McAfee 
City of Edmonton - vacant
City of Edmonton - vacant
City of Edmonton - vacant
City of Edmonton - vacant 
Strathcona County - Emilia Housch
Strathcona County - vacant
Sturgeon County - Amanda Papadopoulos
Sturgeon County - Sean Schoenberger
City of Fort Saskatchewan - vacant
City of Fort Saskatchewan - vacant

Kristine Archibald - RVA Executive Director (ex officio)

FINANCE COMMITTEE

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:

Mark McCrae, Chair
Neil Cockburn
Katherine O'Neill, RVA Board Chair
Kristine Archibald, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)

IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

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:

Marcel Chichak, Chair
Brad Armstrong
Pat Butler
Katherine O'Neill, RVA Board Chair
Kristine Archibald, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)

Non-Committee Members:

Phil Krysa, Architectural Works Inc.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

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:

John McGladdery, Chair

Vacant

Katherine O'Neill , RVA Board Chair
Kristine Archibald, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)

ADVOCACY SUB-COMMITTEE

The Advocacy Sub- Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on best practices in communicating with elected government officials.

Government Relations Sub-committee members:

Cathy Kiss, Chair
Municipal Directors
Katherine O'Neill, RVA Board Chair
Kristine Archibald, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)