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She has served as an Edmonton’s Ward 1 City Councillor since 2004, and was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from March 1997 to March 2001.
As a registered nurse who has held leadership roles, she has been recognized provincially and nationally for her work on behalf of the profession and the public. She has served her community through a variety of volunteer positions with the Pilgrims Hospice, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Edmonton Humane Society, Meals on Wheels and various school and sports associations. Linda served as the City of Edmonton representative on the provincial board of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, offering her a broad perspective and deep understanding of the issues facing Alberta’s cities.
Director, Villages South: Longview
In 2007 he was elected to the Village of Longview Council and currently sits as the Deputy Mayor of this small municipality located in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Cliff represents Longview on the FCSS (Family and Community Social Services) Board, the Foothills Emergency Services Commission and the Board of the Longview Volunteer Fire Department, for which he is also an active volunteer firefighter. Cliff has also been a member of the Longview & District Recreation Board since 1993.
In 2011 Cliff was elected to the strong leadership team of the AUMA as a Direct for Villages South and is a strong believer that goals are achievable through teamwork and open communication.
Director, Towns East: Beaumont
Jacqueline Biollo has always had a desire to be involved, help others, and stand-up for a cause which she believes in. This, and so much more, makes her a perfect fit for a role with responsibilities that require not only a visionary leader, but a team player as well.
Jacqueline’s entrepreneurial skills have been the backbone of her executive management consulting company A Songbird’s Solo; focusing on professional visioning from 30,000 feet, and an emphasis on people, possibility, and potential. Mrs. Biollo’s background is in human resources, management, politics and finance; consulting with medium-sized organizations regarding staff and volunteers; policies and procedures; advocacy with all levels of government, stakeholders and Board of Directors; research and identification of funding sources and a review of compliance agreements to ensure the proper objectives are set or evaluation formats are used; facilitates training and development of the community-at-large regarding societal barriers to name just a few of her portfolio successes.
As an elected official, Mrs. Biollo’s portfolio demands participation within parliamentary legislation to educate and inform herself and her constituents about the issues, advocating for action, and ensuring transparency and accountability, sound judgment, integrity, conviction and passion to inspire, communication skills, and resourcefulness, effective relationship management, influential leadership, empathy and inclusiveness, confidence, patience and flexibility.
Director, Cities over 500,000: Calgary
Andre Chabot was elected to his first term as Alderman for Ward 10 during the by-election of February 28, 2005.
Andre brings to office a long history of community service, having served on the Marlborough Park Community Association Executive for over ten years, the Greater Forest Lawn Enhancement Committee; and the Triple A Land Use Team. Andre also served on the N.E. President’s Association, the Hub Oil Stakeholders Committee and as a District Coordinator for Block Watch.
Andre has volunteered countless hours to several organizations including the Knights of Columbus and Michele’s Dance Works Pure Energy Foundation. He is past president of the Calgary East Constituency Federal Conservatives. In addition, Andre has served as an Alberta Progressive Conservative Campaign and Constituency Volunteer, and a Southern Alberta Constituency Council Member. He continues to be actively involved with Habitat for Humanity community initiatives. His diverse business background both in electronics and the construction industry has provided him with over twenty-five years of success.
Andre and his wife Denyse are long-time residents of Ward 10. They have four daughters – Andrea, Jessica, Jennifer and Deanne.
Director, Cities up to 500,000: Lacombe
Steve Christie has served on Lacombe Council for 2 terms and in October 2010, Steve was elected as Mayor for the City of Lacombe.
When he is not attending meetings or participating in community events and projects, Steve enjoys golfing, hockey and camping with his family.
Director, Towns South: Coaldale
Kim was first elected to Coaldale Town Council in 2004, and has since served consecutive terms as Mayor. During his tenure, he has served and continues to serve on a number of boards and steering committees, ranging from alternative energy solutions to economic development to regional stormwater management.
In August 2010, for example, Kim became Chair of the Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association, a coalition of waste management jurisdictions committed to researching, recommending and implementing technological applications for recovering energy from waste materials. Kim is also actively involved as Chair of the Malloy Drain Steering Committee whose mandate is to develop solutions to mitigate damage created by regional flooding problems around the Town of Coaldale and the County of Lethbridge. In his spare time, Kim has been actively involved with the Coaldale Chamber of Commerce since 1993, serving as president for
Kim has vast experience in the financial services industry. Kim is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. Kim is extremely proud of his family and enjoys spending time with them every opportunity he can. In fact, Kim often “voluntells” his family members for various community events, which turns formal duties into “family time.”
VP & Director, Towns West: Peace River
Mr. Darling owns two construction companies with his wife, Cyprus, in the Peace River region, specializing in insurance work and ecologically sustainable building. His most recent accomplishment is the completion of the Peace Regional Eco Centre—the largest straw bale building in Western Canada.
North had lived in Europe and Australia for ten years before returning home to Peace River in 2001. He is an advocate for regionalization, revenue sharing, and changes to the MGA which would increase the powers of municipalities.
She is into her sixth year as a municipal politician and has served as Mayor for the Village of Clive for five years. Previous to municipal politics, she served her surrounding community as a public school trustee for Lacombe County/Wolf Creek School Division for sixteen years, being the Board Chair for four years.
Prior to entering politics, Anita was owner/manager of a local hotel and has many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Having a degree from business college, she also worked for the Bank of Commerce head office in Calgary and a legal secretary for a major oil company also located in Calgary.
An avid Stamps and Flames fan, she frequently travels back to Calgary for sports events.
Other hobbies include curling, travel and showing horses.
Anita and her Husband Ken own a trailer repair business in Lacombe.
She earned her Master's degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, and during that time was elected President of the Graduate Student's Association. As well, she obtained undergraduate degrees in Political Science and History from Southern Oregon University.
During her undergraduate studies, Kim had the amazing opportunity to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea for a year. It was there she met her husband Jay, an exchange student from the University of Alberta.
In her professional life, Kim has worked in politics specializing in the area of communications and as a Librarian. She gained a lot of insight into the workings of Edmonton City Hall when she took a political position as an Executive Assistant with former Edmonton City Councillor Larry Langley.
Kim has previously sat on AUMA’s Assessment and Taxation Task Force, Sustainability and Environment Committee, and Audit Committee, as well as serving as Past Chair of the Safe and Healthy Communities Committee. Currently, she is Vice-President for Edmonton on the Executive Committee, Chair of the Investment Committee, and sits on the Municipal Governance Committee.
During her three terms on City Council, Kim has been involved on numerous Council Boards and Committees and led a number of Council Initiatives including the founding of Edmonton's Next Gen Committee, Council lead on the Communities in Bloom Initiative, Chair of Donate-A-Ride, and Chair of the City Centre Land Redevelopment Stakeholder Committee.
Before being elected, she was very active in the community serving on the Prince Rupert Community League Board, Past President of the Junior League of Edmonton, and as a Board Member on the Glenrose Hospital Foundation.
When Kim isn’t busy being a dedicated public servant and speaking out on the issues that most directly affect residents of Ward 2 and all of Edmonton, she is an avid science fiction and murder mystery reader, and enjoys watching films, jogging, and skiing with her husband and their son, Alex.
In support of his community and municipalities across the province, Pointe has provided guidance and support to numerous organizations including: the Board of Ste Anne Natural Gas, Edmonton Assessment Review Board, Highway 43 East Waste Commission Excel Resources Society.
Pointe was elected to the AUMA Board in 2007.
Director, Cities under 500,000:
VP, Director, Villages East: Marwayne
Jenelle currently serves as the Chair of the Vermilion River Regional Alliance, the Vermilion Region Healthy Communities Coalition, and the Vermilion River Regional Alliance Economic Development committee. She also serves as a board member for the Pioneer Lodge Seniors’ Home, Marwayne Agricultural Society, and Alberta Hub.
Jenelle and her husband operate an agriculture consulting company and are actively involved in the community where they are raising four young children.
Director, Cities up to 500,000:
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