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Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)





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) Program, 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


Citizen Members

NameStatusTerm Expiry
Ruth BallVoting memberDecember 31, 2018
Jonathan EeuwesVoting memberDecember 31, 2017
Robert SprouleVoting memberDecember 31, 2017
Matthew PalsVoting memberDecember 31, 2017
John VorsterVoting memberDecember 31, 2018

Elected Official Members

NameStatusTerm Expiry*
Councillor Fiona Beland-Quest non-votingDecember 31, 2017 
Councillor Vic Bidzinski non-voting/alternateDecember 31, 2017 

*The terms of the Elected Official members expire on the dates listed above, or upon such person ceasing to be an Elected Official.  


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

Monday, January 9, 2017Community CentreMeeting Room 16 to 8 p.m. Agenda January 9, 2017 (143.6 KB) at-PDS-EAC-Minutes-2017-01-09.pdf (186.1 KB)
Monday, May 29, 2017Community CentreMeeting Room 46 to 8 p.m. at-PDS-EAC-Agenda-2017-05-29.pdf (145.2 KB)  


Contact Information 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.

Jocelyn Thrasher-Haug Manager, Environmental Planning
Phone: 780-464-8093

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Page ID: 42597