Agricultural Service Board

Purpose:

To act as an advisory body to help organize and direct weed and pest control and soil and water conservation programs; to assist in the control of animal disease, promote, enhance and protect viable and sustainable agriculture with a view to improving the economic viability of the agricultural producer, and promote and develop agricultural policies to meet the needs of the municipality. Read more

Corey Beck - Chairperson

Peter Harris - Vice Chairperson

All of Council

Members at Large

Bob McCreight (October 2021)

Stan Tissington (October 2022)

Greg Sears (October 2023)

Beaverlodge FCSS Advisory Committee

Purpose:

The general purpose of this committee is to advise the Beaverlodge Community Program Coordinator about community issues, upcoming projects, and any other topics that may be brought forward by the Beaverlodge FCSS department.

Bob Marshall

Canfor Grande Prairie Forest Management Advisory Committee

Purpose:

The goal or purpose of the Canfor Grande Prairie Forest Management Advisory Committee is to provide a forum for discussion of local forest management topics and issues, as well as provision of educational opportunities, in an effort to promote sustainable forest management.

Karen Rosvold

Daryl Beeston - Alternate

Community Futures Grande Prairie and Region

Purpose:

To foster entrepreneurial development by providing both financial and technical support to new and existing small businesses. Community Futures utilize their loan investment funds to achieve the strategic objectives established by their Boards with inputs from the communities they serve.

Board members represent the region’s population and main economic sectors. The role of the Board is to establish priorities, monitor performance, and be accountable to key stakeholders, such as local, provincial and federal governments. Read more

Corey Beck

Council and Board Remuneration Review Committee

Purpose:

To review the existing Council and Board/Committee remuneration and expense reimbursement policies with assistance from Administration prior to the 2021 municipal election. 

 

Harold Bulford

Peter Harris

Members at Large

Everett McDonald

Kari Speaker Smith

Gerald Napier

Council Chambers Electronics Committee

Purpose:

To identify issues and bring back recommendations to Council on how to proceed with the rectification of the communication/electronic and voting systems located in Council Chambers. Read more

Peter Harris

Harold Bulford

Corey Beck

County Library Board

Purpose:

To ensure the provision of comprehensive and efficient library services to the residents of the County of Grande Prairie. Read more

Karen Rosvold - Chairperson

Corey Beck

Members at Large

Christine Nofziger (October 2023)

Terry Fast (October 2023)

Cameron Donald (October 2021)

 

View more information about the County Library Board 

Family and Community Support Services Board (FCSS)

Purpose:

The purpose of the FCSS Board is to advise Council on policies concerning human services in the County; to be concerned with the quality of community services for all age groups and segments within its boundaries; determine FCSS policies and procedures, within the framework of the FCSS Act and regulations; direct the activities of the FCSS program; and Advise administration of social issues and concerns recognized in the County. Read more

Daryl Beeston – Chairperson

Karen Rosvold - Vice Chairperson 

All of Council

Grande Prairie Pursuit of Excellence Committee

Purpose:

The role of the Committee is to administer the Pursuit of Excellence funds to assist athletes and sport organizations to achieve the next level of performance. Read more

Leanne Beaupre

Daryl Beeston - Alternate

Grande Prairie Region Agricultural Exhibition Society

Purpose:

The Grande Prairie Regional Agricultural and Exhibition Society is a not-for-profit organization which oversees the development and daily operations of Evergreen Park. Read more

Leanne Beaupre

Peter Harris

Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Management Committee (Bylaw 3133)

Purpose:

To advise Council on the development of emergency plans and programs. Read more

Harold Bulford

Karen Rosvold - Alternate

Grande Prairie Regional Recreation Committee (GPRRC)

Purpose:

The general purpose of this Council committee is to provide a mechanism for the implementation of the Grande Prairie Area Joint Recreation Master Plan – 2016 including inter-municipal information sharing, collaboration, and identifying special projects concerning regional recreation facilities, services and programs. The Committee will work in consultation with current Municipal Government Act and Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework legislation.

Leanne Beaupre

Corey Beck

Bob Marshall 

Peter Harris 

Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association

Purpose:

The Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association is dedicated to increasing local business revenue by promoting the Grande Prairie area through every possible marketing avenue and is continually seeking new opportunities to showcase the region. Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association is a tourism destination marketing organization (DMO) working in conjunction with Travel Alberta as a Tourism Destination Region (TDR) helping promote tourism by negotiating and investing in marketing programs and partnership proposals.

Daryl Beeston

Bob Marshall - Alternate

Grande Prairie Sport Council Board of Directors

Purpose:

To influence and support the growth and enhancement of sport in the Grande Prairie Region.

Christine Rawlins

Grande Spirit Foundation

Purpose:

The Grande Spirit Foundation was formed in 1960 with the commitment to housing and caring for area Seniors Citizens. The Foundation’s mandate expanded in 1993 to include housing services for low income families / individuals.

Corey Beck

Daryl Beeston - Alternate

Historic Resources Committee

Purpose:

To oversee developments with respect to the identification of historic resources within the County and make recommendations for their designation as Municipal or Provincial historic resources.

Peter Harris

Ross Sutherland

David Leonard

Members at Large

Everett McDonald (October 2022)

Walter Paszkowski (October 2022)

Intermunicipal Negotiating Committee for the Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework for the County of Grande Prairie - City of Grande Prairie

Purpose:

A working committee that will discuss and negotiate all aspects and requirements to achieve consensus in the completion of the mandated Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) as described in Part 17.2 of the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26.

Leanne Beaupre

Peter Harris

Ross Sutherland

Intermunicipal Negotiating Committee for the Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework for the County of Grande Prairie - Village of Hythe

Purpose:

A working committee that will discuss and negotiate all aspects and requirements to achieve consensus in the completion of the mandated Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) as described in Part 17.2 of the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26.

Linda Waddy

Karen Rosvold

Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (ISDAB)

Purpose:

An intermunicipal Board to hear subdivision and development appeals within the municipal boundaries of the County, Wembley, Sexsmith, Beaverlodge, and Hythe.

Cate Porterfield - Chairperson from October 19, 2020 to October 25, 2021 (October 2023)

Herb Pfau - Vice-Chairperson from October 19, 2020 to October 25, 2021 (October 2023)

Mabel Sudnik (October 2023)

Cyndi Corbett (October 2023)

Danielle Commandeur (October 2023)

Clerks

Mary Kukulski (2024)

Megan Beson (2022)

Tatiana Catana (2021)

 

International Paper / Weyerhaeuser Environmental Advisory Committee

Leanne Beaupre 

Corey Beck - Alternate

Joint Assessment Review Board (Local and Composite Assessment Review Board)

Purpose:

Intermunicipal Board that hears assessment appeals within the municipal boundaries of the County, Wembley, Sexsmith, Beaverlodge, and Hythe.

Linda Waddy - Chair

Karen Rosvold (2023)

Members at Large

Darcy Karbeshewski (2021)

Cameron Donald (2022)

Karen McGriskin (2022)

Danielle Commandeur (2023)

Kelly Burake (2023)

Vern Moore (2023)

Clerk of Court

Mary Kukulski (2024)

Megan Beson (2022)

Tatiana Catana (2024)

 

Municipal Planning Commission

Purpose:

The role of the Municipal Planning Commission is to make decisions on all subdivision and development permits of various uses under the Land Use Bylaw.

Leanne Beaupre - Chairperson

Peter Harris - Vice Chairperson

All of Council

View more information about the Municipal Planning Commission.

Nitehawk Board of Directors

Purpose:

To provide a quality recreation experience for people of all ages.

Leanne Beaupre

Harold Bulford - Alternate

Nordbord Public Advisory Committee

Corey Beck

Leanne Beaupre - Alternate

Peace Airshed Zone Association (PAZA)

Purpose:

PAZA is a nonprofit, multi-stakeholder organization that conducts ambient air quality monitoring in northwestern Alberta.

Bob Marshall

Peace Library System Board

Purpose:

To provide comprehensive and efficient regional library services in collaboration with other municipal members.

Linda Waddy

Karen Rosvold - Alternate 

Peace Regional Economic Development Association (PREDA)

Purpose:

The mission of PREDA is to grow a vibrant economy that explores, promotes and facilitates new emerging opportunities, competitiveness and innovation. This Alliance is a consortium of municipalities, businesses and business groups across northwest Alberta having an interest in designing and managing a regional economic development strategy for the area.

Daryl Beeston

Corey Beck - Alternate 

Peace Regional Economic Development Association (PREDA) Northern Transportation Advisory Council

Purpose:

The Northern Transportation Advocacy Bureau (NTAB) is a joint committee created through a partnership of The Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA) and Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI).

The focus of this committee is to highlight the need for transportation infrastructure in Alberta’s Northwest to ensure our region is competitive and efficiently access the global markets.

Leanne Beaupre

Daryl Beeston - Alternate

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Operating Agreement Negotiating Committee

Leanne Beaupre

Daryl Beeston

QE II Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation "Key to Care Campaign" Committee

Leanne Beaupre

River of Death and Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society

Purpose:

A not-for-profit society formed in 2010, the River of Death and Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society (RDDDMS) operates the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum under a tenancy lease agreement with the County of Grande Prairie No.1 and extends an endowed professorship in paleontology with the University of Alberta. Membership with the society is open based on an annual membership fee.

Ross Sutherland 

Linda Waddy

Rural Policing Planning Committee

Purpose:

The role of the Rural Policing Planning Committee is for the County to work with RCMP to plan the future rural policing needs for the County of Grande Prairie. 

Harold Bulford

Daryl Beeston

Leanne Beaupre

South Peace Physician Attraction and Retention Committee 

Purpose:

Working with staff members from Alberta Health Service and Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RHPAP) to ensure a coordinated approach to physician attraction and retention. Ensuring that all physicians in the communities affected are recognized for their efforts, and comfortable in their communities. Ensuring all new physicians feel welcome in their new communities. Making recommendations back to the municipalities, community groups, and health facilities, for actins or assistance that would help the committee fulfill its mandate.

Karen Rosvold

Bob Marshall - Alternate

One County Administrative Member 

Member at Large

Sandy Baker

South Peace Regional Archives

Peter Harris 

Leanne Beaupre - Alternate

Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership Committee

Purpose:

The Tri-Municipal Industrial Partnership (TMIP) was formed by the Municipal District (MD) of Greenview, County of Grande Prairie and the City of Grande Prairie to explore opportunities for developing a world class heavy eco-industrial district.

Leanne Beaupre

Ross Sutherland 

Peter Harris - Alternate

Vital Signs Leadership Committee (Community Foundation)

Purpose:  

The vital signs Committee shall undertake those functions that are related to the facilitating and management of the Grande Prairie Area’s Vital Signs® project as supported by Community Foundations of Canada, and to enhance the Foundations ability to provide community leadership.

Leanne Beaupre 

Karen Rosvold

Wapiti Area Synergy Partnership (WASP)

Linda Waddy

Bob Marshall - Alternate

Water North Coalition

Purpose:

To ensure that sustainable water systems are available to every northern community; To find and implement northern solutions to water sourcing and water challenges through advocacy, education and awareness, recruitment, training and retention.

Bob Marshall 

Leanne Beaupre - Alternate

Weed and Pest Appeal Board

Purpose:

The Weed Notice Appeal Board is composed of up to five area producers familiar with weed issues. This Board hears appeals and makes rulings that are then binding on the Agriculture Department and the appellant.

Non-Council Members only:

Kelvin Kirkham (October 2021)

Garth Isaac (October 2021)

Jack Oatway (October 2021)

Dennis Nordhagen (October 2021)

Clint Slette (October 2021)

Wembley & Sexsmith Seed Cleaning Plant

Corey Beck - Sexsmith

Peter Harris - Wembley

Karen Rosvold - Alternate

West County Health Care Facility Committee

Peter Harris

Bob Marshall

West County Regional Landfill Authority (Tervita)

Purpose:

Joint authority to construct, maintain, control, and manage a regional solid waste landfill system in the West County.

Peter Harris

Bob Marshall

Karen Rosvold

Wetland Centre at Evergreen Park Advisory Group

Leanne Beaupre

County Recreation Boards

Purpose:

To administer and promote recreation in districts within the County as well as administer the grant amount allocated to each area.

County - Sexsmith - LaGlace - Teepee Creek

Corey Beck

Karen Rosvold

Members at Large

Clint Froehlick (Town of Sexsmith) 

Ashley Sales

Josiah Gill

Danielle Hessler

Johanna Uhl

County - Clairmont - Bezanson

Harold Bulford

Leanne Beaupre

Daryl Beeston 

Members at Large

Donna McNally (October 2021)

Jim Robertson (October 2021)

Cindy Trudel (October 2021)

Leanne Germann (October 2021)

County - Beaverlodge - Elmworth - Huallen

Peter Harris

Bob Marshall 

Members at Large 

Svea Isherwood

Monica Paslawski

Rae-Lynn Cook (Town of Beaverlodge)

County - Wembley - Dimsdale - Saskatoon Lake

Leanne Beaupre

Bob Marshall

Ross Sutherland 

Members at Large

Anna Underwood (Town of Wembley) Sean McCallum - Alternate 

Dave Hegland

Glory Przekop

Christine Ketchum

County - Hythe - Demmitt - Valhalla

Linda Waddy

Karen Rosvold 

Members at Large

Bill Guise (Village of Hythe) 

Arthur Thiessen

Sandra Baker

County - Grande Prairie

Leanne Beaupre

Ross Sutherland

Daryl Beeston 

Members at Large

Yad Minhas (City of Grande Prairie) 

Sarah Erb (October 2021)

Kristen Yaceyko (October 2021)

Cameron Donald (October 2021)

ICF Steering Committees

Purpose:

To develop recommendations to the Councils on all matters of strategic direction and cooperation affecting the residents and ratepayers of both parties. 

County of Grande Prairie and Town of Beaverlodge

Bob Marshall

Peter Harris

County of Grande Prairie and Birch Hills County

Corey Beck

Daryl Beeston

County of Grande Prairie and Municipal District of Greenview

Peter Harris

Daryl Beeston

County of Grande Prairie and Village of Hythe

Karen Rosvold

Linda Waddy

County of Grande Prairie and Saddle Hills County

Corey Beck

Karen Rosvold

County of Grande Prairie and Town of Sexsmith

Daryl Beeston

Corey Beck 

County of Grande Prairie and Town of Wembley

Bob Marshall

Ross Sutherland

IDP Steering Committee

Purpose:

An advisory committee that will oversee the work of the preparation of the Intermunicipal Development Plan. 

County of Grande Prairie and City of Grande Prairie

Leanne Beaupre 

Peter Harris 

Ross Sutherland

County of Grande Prairie and Village of Hythe

Leanne Beaupre

Karen Rosvold

Linda Waddy

County of Grande Prairie and Town of Sexsmith

Leanne Beaupre

Daryl Beeston

Corey Beck