Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

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In alignment with Strathcona County's Strategic Plan, the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) advises Council on issues related to the environment and assists Administration and Council with environmental policies by providing a resident perspective. The four points below outline the duties and responsibilities of the committee:

  • Provide strategic advice and information on the development and implementation of the County's environmental policies.
  • Participate in events to increase public awareness of the County's environmental policies.
  • Provide input on opportunities for resident education in response to environment policies.
  • Attend Beaver Hills Initiative (BHI) meetings (board and/or working group(s) to provide public input.

As a Council Committee, the EAC is governed by both the  Boards and Committees Bylaw 46-2015, and Bylaw 63-2015 an amendment of the Boards and Committees Bylaw, which serves to refine the EAC's terms of reference. More information on Boards and Committees is available on the Legislative and Legal Services (LLS) webpage.  

Committee Initiatives  

  •  In 2016, the EAC has launched a series of monthly information campaigns on emerging environmental topics. More information on identifed topics is posted at the side of this page.
  • The Strathcona County Reduction of Abandoned Products (SCRAP) Initiative, the first of its kind in Canada, is a County-wide program to encourage the removal of abandoned products from private properties for proper disposal or recycling.

            SCRAP Program Brochure

Members

Citizen Members

Name Status Term Term Expiry
Blaine Alexander Voting member 1st Term December 31, 2019
Ruth Ball Voting member 1st Term December 31, 2018
Emilia Housch, Chair Voting member 1st Term December 31, 2019
Bill Reynolds Voting member 1st Term December 31, 2019
James Richards, Vice-Chair Voting member 1st Term December 31, 2019
John Vorster Voting member 1st Term December 31, 2018

Elected Official Members

Name Status Term Expiry*
Councillor Robert Parks  Non-voting December 31, 2019 
Councillor Katie Berghofer  Non-voting/Alternate December 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.  

Meetings

The schedule for the meetings of the Environmental Advisory Committee is below.

Date Location Room Time Agenda Minutes
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Community Centre Meeting Room 5  6 to 8 p.m. January 24, 2018 Agenda (82.3 KB)  
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Community Centre Meeting Room 5 6 to 8 p.m.    
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Community Centre Meeting Room 2 6 to 8 p.m.    
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Community Centre Meeting Room 5 6 to 8 p.m.    
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Community Centre Meeting Room 5 6 to 8 p.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 Environmental Advisory Committee.  However, members of the public may only participate in a meeting of and make representations to the Environmental Advisory Committee in accordance with the Boards and Committees Bylaw.

Environmental Planning
Phone: 780-464-8117
Email: eac@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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