A local man is one of five new appointees to the province’s Northern Alberta Development Council.
Jason Schulz will once again join the group aimed at fostering growth across the northern part of the province. He has been part of the council for the past two years.
Schulz is currently a member of the Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation Board while also be a former member of several other groups.
This includes the Wood Buffalo Real Estate and Zoning Development Appeals Board, Board of Directors for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Child and Family Services, and the Athabasca Oil Sands Area Transportation Coordinating Committee.
“Our government recognizes the critical role northern Alberta plays in our economy as a hub for the oil and gas, forestry, agriculture and tourism sectors,” said Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism.
“The council has a long history of providing valuable advice on opportunities for social and economic growth and development in the region. With the appointments of these new and returning members, the council will continue to build strategic partnerships to help the region’s communities and residents realize their rich potential and strengthen their diverse economies.”
New members of the council include Lac La Biche County Mayor Omer Moghrabi and Loretta Lieverse, partner with MNP’s Assurance Services team in Grande Prairie.
Peter Cardinal, from the Kikino Metis Settlement, and Cody Beairsto, from Grande Prairie were also reappointed.
These terms will last for two years.