EDA Board of Directors

The affairs of the Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors comprised of eleven (11) Directors. Seven (7) Directors shall be elected by the members of the Association; two (2) are automatically appointed (President and Immediate Past President); and two (2) shall be appointed, one (1) from each of the respective economic development agencies from Calgary and Edmonton. The Nominating Committee may also appoint non-voting representatives from the provincial or federal government, or other organizations as they see fit. The Immediate President is a voting member of the Board. Elections for new board members take place on an annual basis at the Spring AGM.  

All Board members are expected to:

  • Act in the best interests of the organization
  • Be engaged Ambassadors for the organization
  • Guide long-range planning and development
  • Raise money and monitor finances
  • Set policy
  • Recruit and support the CEO
  • Attend board meetings  
  • Adhere to the board code of ethics
  • Declare a conflict of interest if applicable

Board nominations are now open for the 2023-24 Board of Directors. To learn more about expectations, or to submit your interest apply online before February 24, 2023 at 4:30 PM MST.

Our Honorary Patron

Hon. Brian Jean, Minister of Jobs, Economy & Northern Development

I am pleased to be the Honorary Patron for Economic Developers Alberta, and I’d like to thank them for their hard work to help strengthen Alberta’s economy. I am proud to support our partners in the EDA, because their work is critical to building up our communities, supporting the prosperity of all Albertans, and ensuring our province remains Canada’s economic powerhouse for years to come.

Our President

Eleanor Miclette, Town of Canmore

Economic developers have a key role in in helping Alberta communities build, grow and diversify their economies and this role is more important than ever. 

For nearly 50 years, Economic Developers Alberta has had a proven track record of providing  its members with leading edge professional development programs, best practice sharing, networking opportunities and other valuable tools to help create thriving communities.  

Underpinning our work is the commitment to equip our members with valued expertise to ensure communities are emerging from the pandemic disruption poised and ready to offer the best environment for the next generation. EDA will continue to meet the needs of our members while at the same time helping to build strong communities.

2022-23 EDA Board of Directors

Eleanor Miclette



Trevor Lewington

Past President


Shane Olson

Vice President

Sherwood Park 

Martin Ebel

Secretary Treasurer

Lethbridge County

Kate Koplovich



Hetti Huls


Grande Prairie

Mary Lee Prior



Kent McMullin



Peter Casurella



Benjamin Young



Amanda Mercer


Sylvan Lake

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


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