Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee (EDTAC)

Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee

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.

Purpose

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. 

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
Seana Almer Voting Regular 1st Term December 31, 2022
Pam Cholak Voting Regular 1st Term December 31, 2021
Ken Lesniak, Chair Voting Regular 3rd Term December 31, 2021
Joshua Oviatt Voting Regular 1st Term December 31, 2021
Aaron Plawke Voting Regular 1st Term December 31, 2021
Kim Stefaniuk Voting Regular 1st Term December 31, 2022
Michael Wharmby Voting Regular 1st Term December 31, 2022
Wade Wilson Voting Regular 1st Term December 31, 2022

There is also one member appointed from the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce.

Elected official members

Name Status Term Expiry*
Councillor Bill Tonita Regular Non-voting December 31, 2021
Councillor Robert Parks Alternate Non-voting December 31, 2021

*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 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.

2020 Meetings

Date Location Room Time Agenda Minutes
January 16 Community Centre CC2 5 p.m. Agenda (49.2 KB) Minutes (54.8 KB)
May 21 Online - Microsoft Teams Virtual 5 p.m. Agenda (26.3 KB) Minutes (49.9 KB)
September 17 Community Centre CC2 5:30 p.m. Agenda (56.2 KB) Minutes (135.1 KB)
November 19 - Meeting moved to December - CC2 5 p.m.    
December 9 TBD TBD 6 p.m Agenda (112.4 KB) Minutes

Past agendas

Past meeting minutes

Orientation package

Last updated: Monday, January 04, 2021
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