AIHA Welcomes New Chair

At our Annual General Meeting on September 3, 2021, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) saw the transfer of Chairpersonship from Sturgeon County to Strathcona County. The Mayor of Strathcona County will serve as Chairperson of AIHA for two years, replacing outgoing Chairperson, Mayor Alanna Hnatiw of Sturgeon County.

“For more than 22 years, the AIHA Board has advanced investment and diversification in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. As incoming Chair, I look forward to continuing that effort and to working closely with the Board of Directors to ensure our region is competitive, sustainable, innovative, and responsible,” said Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank.

The AIHA Board meets four times yearly to address the strategic needs of AIHA. Strathcona County will hold Chairpersonship until 2023, at which time it will pass to Lamont County.

“I would like to thank Mayor Alanna Hnatiw for her leadership over the past two years and I welcome Strathcona County to the Chair position. I look forward to working with Mayor Rod Frank and the entire Board to advance our mandate. We believe the Industrial Heartland is well-positioned to capture more than $30 billion in new investment in value-add energy processing, and we are encouraged by the market interest demonstrated by foreign investors and regional players,” says Mark Plamondon, Executive Director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association.