Meet Our Board Of Directors

The Community Futures West Yellowhead team is powered by its Board of Directors. Our board members really care about the community and understand the challenges of owning a business. Meet our Board of Directors:

Tyler Olsen

Chair / Investment Review Committee Member
Municipal District of Greenview

For contact information, visit the Municipal District of Greenview's website under Council Members

Dawn Mitchell

Vice Chair / Investment Review Committee Member
Yellowhead County, Alberta

For more information, check out her profile on the CivicWeb portal.

Albert Ostashek

Secretary-Treasurer
Town of Hinton, Alberta

For more information, check out his profile on the Town of Hinton's website under Council Information.

Trevor Bevan

Director / Investment Review Committee Chair
Town of Edson, Alberta

For more information, check out his profile on the Town Councillors' page on the Town of Edson's website.

Ken Groat

Director
Yellowhead County, Alberta

For more information, check out his profile on the CivicWeb portal.

Duane Didow

Director
MD of Greenview, Alberta

For contact information, visit the Municipal District of Greenview's website under Council Members.

Brian LaBerge

Director / Investment Review Committee Member
Town of Hinton, Alberta

For more information, check out his profile on the Town of Hinton's website under Council Information.

Rico Damota

Director / Investment Review Committee Member
Municipality of Jasper, Alberta

For contact information, check out the Staff Directory on the Municipality of Jasper's website.

Helen Kelleher-Empey

Director
Municipality of Jasper, Alberta

For contact information, check out the Staff Directory on the Municipality of Jasper's website.

Krystal Baier

Director
Town of Edson, Alberta

For more information, check out her profile on the Town of Edson's website under Town Councillors.

Board Composition

Our Board of Directors is comprised of 10 municipal councillors appointed from our five municipalities in the West Yellowhead (Jasper, Hinton, Edson, Yellowhead County, Grande Cache, and surrounding cooperatives in the Municipal District of Greenview). 

Directors can be appointed to the Board of Directors as follows:

  1. Two (2) directors representing the Member (i.e. municipality) as appointed by the Member;
  2. The Member may appoint one (1) Director to represent the Member and will notify the Corporation in writing that it does not wish to appoint a second director.  If this is the case, the already appointed Directors will then be at liberty, at their sole discretion, to appoint a second Director to exercise the Member’s entitlement to vote from the Member’s municipality.

Currently, the CFWY Board of Directors are all appointed to the Board through (a) and are elected officials representing their municipalities.

CFWY has two permanent subcommittees to the board: The Executive Committee and the Investment Review Committee (IRC).

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary-Treasurer and IRC Chair and its primary purpose is to manage the hiring, evaluation, compensation, and other human resources policies related to the General Manager.  The committee also meets annually to review the performance of the General Manager.

The Investment Review Committee (IRC) is made up of five members of the Board of Directors with each Member council appointing one of its Directors to the IRC.  The primary purpose of this committee is to assess and approve loan applications.

The Board of Directors meets monthly from January to June and September to November.  There are no meetings in July, August or December unless there are pressing organizational issues that need to be addressed.  The Board hosts an annual retreat and strategic planning session each November or December.

The IRC meets when there are loan applications to review and ranges from once to three times per month depending on need.

Contact Us

221 Pembina Ave.
Hinton, AB  T7V 2B3
P: 780-865-1224
E: CFWY@albertacf.com
  

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Communities Served

Bickerdike, Big Eddy, Brule, Bryan Spur, Cadomin, Carrot Creek, Coal Valley, Dalehurst, Diss, Edson, Eirth, Embarras, Entrance, Evansburg, Galloway, Grande Cache, Grey, Hanlon, Hargwen, Hinton, Holloway East, Holloway West, Hornbeck, Jasper, Leadman, Leyland, Luscar, MacKay, Marlboro, Medicine Lodge, Mercoal, Mountain Park, Niton Junction, Nojack, Pedley, Peers, Pocahontas, Robb, Shaw Fidler, Solomon, Steeper, Sterco, Swan Landing, Thordarson, Wild Hay, Wildwood, Winniandy North, Winniandy South, Wolf Creek, and Yates