At its Annual General Meeting on November 10, 2017, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) welcomed two new board members and saw the transfer of Chairmanship from the City of Edmonton to the City of Fort Saskatchewan.
Joining the AIHA Board are newly-elected mayors Rod Frank from Strathcona County and Alanna Hnatiw from Sturgeon County. They are joined on the Board by re-elected representatives Mayor Gale Katchur from Fort Saskatchewan, Mayor Don Iveson from the City of Edmonton, and Reeve Wayne Woldanski from the County of Lamont.
“I welcome Mayor Frank and Mayor Hnatiw to the AIHA Board and look forward to working with them and the entire Board to promote Alberta’s Industrial Heartland as the number one choice for investment. I am confident that with their leadership we will continue to thrive as Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region and as Alberta’s economic engine,” says Mark Plamondon, AIHA Executive Director.
On November 10, 2017 the Chairmanship transferred to Fort Saskatchewan, represented by Mayor Gale Katchur, who replaces outgoing Chair, Mayor Don Iveson. Mayor Katchur will serve as Chair of AIHA for two years and she is encouraged by the passion and dedication consistently demonstrated by the AIHA Board. “For two decades the AIHA Board has advanced investment and diversification in the Industrial Heartland. As Chair, I look forward to continuing that effort and leading the organization to ensure our region is sustainable, beneficial, innovative, and responsible.”
The AIHA Board meets four times yearly to address the strategic needs of AIHA. Fort Saskatchewan will hold Chairmanship until 2019 wherein it will pass to Sturgeon County.