Employer: Town of Peace River
Location: Peace River, AB
Industry: Municipal Government
The Town of Peace River is located 486 km north-west of Edmonton, and 195 km north-east of Grande Prairie. It is the second largest populated center in north-western Alberta (approximate population of 6,850) and functions as a thriving regional service hub and trade center. The beauty of the natural valley and hills offers the ideal setting for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, while a wide range of businesses, shopping, dining, and lounges are plentiful throughout the community. Hiking, cycling, and walking trails are featured throughout Town, and campers enjoy an abundance of outdoor facilities, with others just a few minutes’ drive from Town, as well as picnic areas, interpretative trails, 9- and 18-hole golf courses, secluded fish
Employer: Town of La Ronge
Location: La Ronge, SK
Industry: Municipal Government
TOWN OF LA RONGE, SK La Ronge (www.laronge.ca) is a vibrant town with a population of approximately 2,700 people. Located on the shores of Lac La Ronge, and nestled next to Lac La Ronge Provincial Park (Nut Point) and the beautiful Boreal Forest, the Town is the largest full-service community in northern Saskatchew
Employer: Rocky View County
Location: Rocky View County, AB
Industry: Municipal Government
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB Rocky View County is located in southern Alberta and surrounds the northern, eastern and western boundaries of the City of Calgary. Consisting of 14 hamlets (including Langdon - the third largest hamlet in Alberta), the County has a population of approximately 40,000 residents, and has the fifth highest equalized assessment in the Province. Additionally, it is part of a larger metropolitan area that includes Calgary, as well as other key communities for a total regional population of just over 1.5 million people. The geographical footprint of the County span
Employer: Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta (COPPOA)
Location: Edmonton, AB
Employer: RM of Meadow Lake #588
Location: Meadow Lake, SK
Employer: District of Vanderhoof
Location: Vanderhoof, BC
Employer: Town of Hardisty
Location: Hardisty, AB
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Arnold Follinglo, Board Chair - L.A.M.P. - Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots Inc.
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Councillor Elaine Fossen - Village of Forestburg
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Reeve Jerry Wittstock - Kneehill County
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Mayor Dave McKenzie – Town of Barrhead, AB
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Mayor Bill Skinner – Town of Lamont, AB
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Mayor Marcel Michaels – Town of Hinton
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Reeve Stan Schulmeister – County of Paintearth
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Mayor Gerald Aalbers – City of Lloydminster
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Wayne Franklin, CAO – Thorhild County
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Mayor Hank Holowaychuk – Town of Smoky Lake
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