Recreation and Culture Strategy Advisory Committee
Purpose of the Committee
The Committee members take a systems-level view of the Strategy and ensure that the different inputs - including literature, trends, best practices, internal expertise, public and stakeholder input, and areas of focus and priorities - are robust, given due consideration, and are appropriately balanced to get the best result.
The Advisory Committee members are comprised of a broad and diverse sounding board of individuals who provide strategic advice to the Steering Committee on the development of the Recreation and Culture Strategy. The Committee ensures that the Strategy meets the needs of the County and is realistic and feasible to implement.
The Strategy Advisory Committee is comprised of 11 community members, five agency members and the strategy's Executive and Project Sponsors.
Gord Johnston, Committee Co-chair and Executive Sponsor
Rob Lougheed, Committee Co-chair
Russ Pawlyk, Project Sponsor
- Barry Calder
- Tammy Greidanus
- Ethan Hayes-Richards
- Ian McCormack
- Dave Reynolds
- Kate Mullin
- Laureen Pierno
- Carmen Schmidt
- Andrew Whitson
- Sharlene Wolbeck-Minke
- Rick McFayden
Todd Banks, Sherwood Park & District Chamber representative
Gina Somerville, Family and Community Services representative
Shane Olson, Economic Development and Tourism representative
Michael Wagner, Sherwood Park Strathcona County Primary Care Network representative
Committee members have committed to being
- available for five to seven meetings (up to three hours long) during the evenings between April 2018 through September 2019
- able to invest 30 to 60 minutes reviewing materials/documents in advance of each meeting
Please note: this is just one engagement opportunity for the Strategy. Additional opportunities will arise for community groups, sport associations and Strathcona County residents to be involved as the Strategy develops.
Recreation, Parks and Culture