Council selects its representative on Edmonton Regional Airports Authority

November 28, 2014

Strathcona County Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Ramotar as Strathcona County’s representative to the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Ramotar’s four-year term starts January 1, 2015.

“Jay Ramotar’s experience, expertise and leadership will make him a valuable member of the Board and a strong representative for Strathcona,” said Mayor Roxanne Carr. “Following a 27-year distinguished career with the Government of Alberta, Mr. Ramotar is demonstrating his passion for our community as a volunteer on local and regional boards.”

Mr. Ramotar finished his provincial career as the Deputy Minister for Service Alberta in 2013. During his tenure, he held senior portfolios in several ministries including Public Security, Health and Wellness, Treasury Board, Infrastructure, and Transportation.

Mr. Ramotar’s prior service includes being a member of the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority’s Business Advisory Committee. He also served as a board member at the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnership, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and the Institute of Health Economics. He is currently a member of Strathcona County’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and a member of the Transportation Association of Canada.

Edmonton Airports is an independent, not-for-profit corporation governed by a 13 member board and charged with managing airports in the Edmonton Region, including Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Villeneuve Airport, in a commercially focused manner.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Strathcona County Communications 780-410-6595