Agricultural Service Board

The Agricultural Service Board is established by Strathcona County Bylaw 46-2015 (185.2 KB) , and its terms of reference are found in Bylaw 28-2016 (160.0 KB) . The six points below outline the duties and responsibilities of the board:

  • to act as an advisory body and to assist Strathcona County Council and the Minister responsible for the Agricultural Service Board Act, in matters of mutual concern
  • to advise on and to help organize and direct weed and pest control and soil and water conservation programs
  • to assist in the control of animal disease under the Animal Health Act
  • to promote, enhance and protect viable and sustainable agriculture with a view to improving the economic viability of the agricultural producer
  • to promote and develop agricultural policies to meet the needs of the municipality, and
  • to promote the local food sector in Strathcona County.

The Agricultural Service Board is appointed as the appeal committee pursuant to the Agricultural Pests Act and the Weed Control Act.

Citizen members

Regular voting status

Member name


Term expiry

Laura Hammer, Chair


Dec. 31, 2020

Aubrie Henry, Vice-Chair


Dec. 31, 2019

Keith Hull


Dec. 31, 2019

Greg Knott


Dec. 31, 2019

Gary Millar One Dec 31, 2020

Elected official members

Regular non-voting status

Member name

Term expiry

Councillor Linton Delainey

Dec. 31, 2019*

Councillor Glen Lawrence

Dec. 31, 2019*

Councillor Paul Smith

Dec. 31, 2019*



Councillor Robert Parks

Dec. 31, 2019*

*The terms of the Elected Official members will commence on January 1, 2018 and will expire on the dates listed above, or upon such person ceasing to be an Elected Official.

The Mayor is an ex-officio and non-voting member of the Agricultural Service Board pursuant to Strathcona County Bylaw 46-2015 (115.2 KB)

Photo of current Agricultural Service Board members.

Back row – Gary Millar, Councillor Parks, Councillor Smith, Keith Hull, Greg Knott, Councillor Delainey
Front row – Aubrie Henry, Vice-Chair; Laura Hammer, Chair  
Missing – Councillor Lawrence

2019 Meetings

The schedule for the meetings is below. All meetings are held in the Agriculture Service Board Room in Bremner House located at 53452 Range Road 225, Sherwood Park.

Date Time Agenda Minutes
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 9 a.m. Agenda (67.7 KB) Minutes (49.6 KB)
Wed, April 10, 2019 9 a.m. Agenda (31.0 KB) Minutes (51.2 KB)
Wed, June 12, 2019 9 a.m. Agenda (29.0 KB)  
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 9 a.m. No Hearing  
Wed, Dec 11, 2019 9 a.m.    

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the above listed meetings to observe the meeting and discussion carried out by the Agricultural Service Board. However, members of the public may only participate in a meeting of and make representations to the Agricultural Service Board in accordance with the Boards and Committees Bylaw.

2018 Meetings

Date Time Agenda Minutes
Wed, Jan 8, 2018 9 a.m. Agenda (67.4 KB) Minutes (82.4 KB)
Wed, March 21, 2018 9 a.m. Agenda (66.0 KB) Minutes (74.5 KB)
Wed, Oct 2, 2018 9 a.m. Agenda (144.9 KB) Minutes (80.7 KB)
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 9 a.m. Agenda (69.8 KB) Minutes (83.1 KB)

Further information:

Last updated: Friday, November 15, 2019
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