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

Bob Chrenek - Chairperson

Greg Sears - Vice Chairperson

All of Council

Members at Large

Stan Tissington (October 2022)

Greg Sears (October 2023)

Erin Schroeder (October 2024)

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

Beaverlodge Firehall Building Committee

Bob Marshall

Peter Harris

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

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

Bob Chrenek

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 2025 municipal election.

 

Members to be appointed in October of 2024.  

 

Council Internal Advocacy Committee

Purpose:

To identify and address Council's operational concerns with matters relating to:

  • Electronic meeting process and voting software;
  • Connectivity in Council Chambers;
  • Functionality of computer systems;
  • Council Chambers and lounge requirements; and
  • Council supplies. Read more

Peter Harris - Chairperson

Steve Zimmerman - Vice Chairperson

Brian Peterson

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

Brian Peterson - Vice Chairperson

Members at Large

Pam Rintoul (October 2022)

Christine Nofziger (October 2023)

Cameron Donald (October 2023)

Leanne Germann (October 2024)

Lavonne Petkau (October 2024)

 

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

Karen Rosvold – Chairperson

Brian Peterson - Vice Chairperson 

All of Council

Grande Prairie Pursuit of Excellence Program - Community Advisory 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

Kurt Balderston

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

Karen Rosvold

Amanda Frayn - 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.

Amanda Frayn

Bob Mashall

Kurt Balderston

Steve Zimmerman

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.

Karen Rosvold

Amanda Frayn - Alternate

Grande Prairie Regional Sport Connection

Purpose:

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

Kurt Balderston

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.

Karen Rosvold

Brian Peterson - 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

Bob Chrenek

David Leonard

Members at Large

Everett McDonald (October 2022)

Walter Paszkowski (October 2022)

Hythe and District Pioneer Homes Advisory Committee

Purpose:

A management body that is responsible for the operation and administration of the housing accommodation at Cozy Corner Apartments, Happy Valley Homes and Hyalta Apartments.

Karen Rosvold

Hythe-Net Co.

The business of Hythe-Net Co. is the operation of a fibre optic network within Hythe, Alberta and surrounding areas and all activities related thereto.

Bob Marshall

Peter Harris

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.

Herb Pfau - Chairperson (October 2023)

Mabel Sudnik - Vice Chairperson (October 2023)

Cyndi Corbett (October 2023)

Danielle Commandeur (October 2023)

Clerks

Carol Gabriel

Mary Kukulski 

Megan Beson 

Tatiana Catana 

 

International Paper / Weyerhaeuser Environmental Advisory Committee

Brian Peterson 

Bob Chrenek - 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, and Beaverlodge.

Karen Rosvold - Chairperson

Brian Peterson

Bob Chrenek - Alternate

Steve Zimmerman - Alternate

Members at Large

Cameron Donald (2022)

Karen McGriskin (2022)

Danielle Commandeur (2023)

Vern Moore (2023)

Darcy Karbeshewski (2024)

Clerk of Court

Carol Gabriel

Mary Kukulski 

Megan Beson 

Tatiana Catana 

 

Mountview Health Complex Committee

To work with P3 Capital Partners Inc. to identify and recommend to Council the process to attract capital and negotiation with partners in a joint venture agreement for the West County Health Complex.

Bob Marshall

Peter Harris

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.

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.

Amanda Frayn

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.

Karen Rosvold

Leanne Beaupre - 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.

Brian Peterson

 

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.

Brian Peterson

Kurt Balderston - Alternate

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.

Steve Zimmerman 

Bob Marshall

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. 

Bob Chrenek

Kurt Balderston

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.

Brian Peterson

Karen Rosvold - Alternate

One County Administrative Member 

Member at Large

Sandy Baker

South Peace Regional Archives

Peter Harris 

Kurt Balderston - Alternate

Town of Sexsmith Facilities Task Force

Kurt Balderston

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.

Amanda Frayn 

Karen Rosvold

Wapiti Area Synergy Partnership (WASP)

All of Council

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 

Steve Zimmerman - 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 2025)

Garth Isaac (October 2025)

Jack Oatway (October 2025)

Dennis Nordhagen (October 2025)

Clint Slette (October 2025)

Wembley & Sexsmith Seed Cleaning Plant

Bob Chrenek - Sexsmith

Peter Harris - Wembley

Kurt Balderston - Alternate

West County Regional Landfill Authority

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

Brian Peterson

Member at Large

Dwayne Paulson

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

Bob Chrenek

Karen Rosvold

Members at Large

Clint Froehlick (Town of Sexsmith) 

Ashley Sales (2023)

Josiah Gill (2024)

Danielle Hessler (2024)

Johanna Uhl (2024)

County - Clairmont - Bezanson

Amanda Frayn

Kurt Balderston

Members at Large

Donna McNally (2025)

Leanne Germann (2025)

County - Beaverlodge - Elmworth - Huallen

Peter Harris

Bob Marshall 

Members at Large 

Svea Isherwood (2024)

Monica Paslawski (2024)

Mark Woods (2025)

Rae-Lynn Cook (Town of Beaverlodge)

County - Wembley - Dimsdale - Saskatoon Lake

Bob Marshall

Steve Zimmerman 

Members at Large

Anna Underwood (Town of Wembley) Sean McCallum - Alternate 

Dave Hegland (2024)

Glory Przekop (2024)

Christine Ketchum (2024)

County - Hythe - Demmitt - Valhalla

Brian Peterson

Karen Rosvold 

Members at Large

Arthur Thiessen (2024)

Sandra Baker (2024)

County - Grande Prairie

Leanne Beaupre

Steve Zimmerman

Members at Large

Grant Berg (City of Grande Prairie) Wendy Bosch (Alternate - Grande Prairie)

Cameron Donald (2025)

Hilary Hill (2025)

Kristen Yaceyko (2025)

Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) 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

Bob Chrenek

County of Grande Prairie and Municipal District of Greenview

Brian Peterson

Amanda Frayn

County of Grande Prairie and Saddle Hills County

Brian Peterson

Karen Rosvold

County of Grande Prairie and Town of Sexsmith

Bob Chrenek

Kurt Balderston

County of Grande Prairie and Town of Wembley

Bob Marshall

Steve Zimmerman

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 

Kurt Balderston