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 Park System.

The Community Engagement Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at various locations throughout the seven municipalities. Quorum is a majority of the Community Engagement Committee members. The committee consists of 18 members each appointed by their respective municipality every two years, six members from Edmonton, and two from each of the other RVA municipal stakeholders.

Community Engagement Committee Members:

Town of Devon – Grant Geldart
Town of Devon – Evelyn Mark
Parkland County – Mike Evans
Parkland County – Valerie Turner
Leduc County – vacant
Leduc County – vacant
City of Edmonton – Jason Jama
City of Edmonton – Wendy Lickacz 
City of Edmonton – Suzanne McAfee 
City of Edmonton – Carol Moreno, Interim Chair
City of Edmonton – Maelle Piquee
City of Edmonton – vacant 
Strathcona County – Stephanie Borgs
Strathcona County – Dennis Lukawesky
Sturgeon County – vacant
Sturgeon County – vacant
City of Fort Saskatchewan – Jeff Adema
City of Fort Saskatchewan – Jim Cockburn

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:

Michael Gardiner, Chair
Mark McCrae
Guy Bridgeman, RVA Board Chair
Brent Collingwood, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)
Kristine Archibald, RVA Finance Manager (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:

Bob Horton, Chair
Pat Butler
Marcel Chichak
Guy Bridgeman, RVA Board Chair
Brent Collingwood, 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:

Wendy Boje, Chair
Peter Faid
Andrew Leach
Guy Bridgeman, RVA Board Chair
Brent Collingwood, RVA Executive Director (ex officio)
Kristine Archibald, RVA Finance Manager (ex officio)