Economic Development and Tourism works with an advisory committee (EDTAC) to obtain direction and guidance. The page includes meeting agendas, meeting notes, corporate and department strategies related to Economic Development and Tourism along with documents related to the formation of this Committee.


The purpose of the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee is to consider and recommend actions and propose policies that are in alignment with the Economy pillar of sustainability as set out in Council’s Strategic Plan, Economic Priority Areas and Strategic Goals as identified by Council and within the parameters set out by Council. The Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee is established by Strathcona County Bylaw 42-2021 (131.5 KB)

In keeping with the above, the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee shall assist Administration and Council with the implementation of the strategic objectives related to Economic Development and Tourism. 


Citizen members

Name Status Term Term Expiry
Barry Flom Regular Voting  1st Term December 31, 2023
Samantha Fullerton Regular Voting  1st Term December 31, 2023
Grace Meikle Regular Voting  1st Term December 31, 2023
Ian Large Regular Voting 1st Term December 31, 2023
Dan Rochette, Chair Regular Voting  1st Term December 31, 2023

One member from the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce is appointed by the Chamber.
Todd Banks, Executive Director/ Public Relations is the long standing member from the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce.

Elected official members

Name Status Term Expiry*
Councillor Lorne Harvey Regular Non-voting 2025 Organizational Meeting
Councillor Corey-Ann Hartwick Alternate Non-voting 2025 Organizational Meeting

*The terms of the Elected Official members will commence on October 24, 2023 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 members of the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee pursuant to Strathcona County.

Meeting schedule

Members of the public are welcome to attend any meetings to observe the meeting and discussion carried out by the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee. However, members of the public may only participate in a meeting of and make representations to the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee in accordance with the Boards and Committees.

Contact Economic Development and Tourism to determine the next scheduled meeting.

 2023 Meetings

Date Location Room Time Agenda Minutes
February 16 County Hall 138-140 5 p.m. February 16, 2023 Agenda (412.6 KB) February 16, 2023 Minutes (90.4 KB)
April 20 County Hall 138-140 5 p.m. June 28, 2023 Agenda (325.7 KB) April 20, 2023 Minutes (673.3 KB)
June 28 County Hall 138-140 5 p.m. June 28, 2023 Agenda (125.5 KB) June 28, 2023 Minutes (325.7 KB)
  County Hall 138-140 5 p.m.    

2022 Meetings

2021 Meetings

Past agendas

Past meeting minutes


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    The strategy will help us understand what Strathcona County and the business community can do to support the community and economy through tourism.

    Economic Diversification Review (1730.6 KB)

    What does economic diversification mean to Strathcona County? The reports combines perspectives from elected officials, senior staff from Strathcona County, real estate professionals, community representatives and local economic development stakeholders.

    Governance advisory committee update (150.7 KB)

    Direction on duties and power of advisory committees and their short term activities.

    Committees, bylaws and terms (86.0 KB)

    Overview of topics governing advisory committees under the Municipal Government Act and EDTAC terms of reference.

    Corporate strategic plan

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    Business plans

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    Land use bylaws and maps

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    Interactive and printable maps.

    Bremner Area Project

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    Municipal development plan update

    The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is the County’s plan for the future. It sets out a clear vision for how Strathcona County will grow and develop over the next 20 years and beyond.

  • Shaping Alberta's future

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    Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board

    As a regional growth management board, the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) is mandated by the Province to implement the region’s 30-year Growth Plan and to create a regional metro servicing plan.

    Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan

    The Growth Plan is updated regularly. The most recent, completed in 2016 after two years of research and review, is The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan: Re-Imagine. Plan. Build. It represents a substantive revision of the Region’s first 2010 Growth Plan: Growing Forward.

    Edmonton economic outlook

    The City of Edmonton’s economic outlook reports provide insights into the short- and long-term prospects for Edmonton’s economy. The reports summarize major components of the City’s bi-annual economic forecast update, including Edmonton’s labour market and population growth projections.

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

    CMHC exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We know that housing helps people stay employed, do better in school and participate more fully in society. Housing affordability and a stable housing finance system support a stronger, safer Canada where everyone can live with dignity.

    Edmonton housing statistics

    Key housing indicators include housing starts, vacancy rates and housing prices. Housing starts are a key indicator of economic strength and a reflection of demand for residential housing.

    The number of single- and multiple-unit housing starts offer an indication of the construction building sector’s performance. Housing starts, however, are not distributed evenly across months and should be interpreted in the context of other economic indicators.

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
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