Ben Armstrong is the newly elected Chair for SAEWA (2016 - 2018). We welcome Ben and are grateful for his continued support towards leadership of the organization as he endeavors towards his new capacity as Chair. Other areas to be recognized which you may not be aware of are that he also serves as the Deputy Reeve for Wheatland County (and is in his 24th year as Councillor). Ben also represents Drumheller & District Solid Waste Management Authority as Board Chair. He is both an active and tireless community member who continues to provide the SAEWA association with ongoing value in his commitment towards reputable knowledge transfer especially in areas of municipal project development, agriculture, and waste to energy.
Paul Ryan, SAEWA Vice Chair (2017 - 2019)
Paul Ryan, Vice Chair to SAEWA Executive Board provides stakeholder and projects lead expertise as the key official public outreach representative to the association, Paul has been diligent in delivering engaging, on point presentations and reliable communications to the membership regional footprint and government stakeholders. Additional committments include:
Paul represents SAEWA as Vice Chair and Project Lead
Councillor, MD of Bighorn
Board Member, Calgary Regional Airshed Zone (CRAZ)
Paul serves as a tireless steward of maintaining positive government outreach, this has been extremely significant given the rise in challenge due to continued changes to government representation in Alberta.
SAEWA continues to make significant progress in development of an Energy-from-Waste facility in benefit of Paul's tireless efforts and ongoing drive for results!
Kim Craig, SAEWA Treasurer (2016 - 2018)
Kim Craig has served as the prior Chair of SAEWA since 2011, and at the election of 2016 has been elected as Treasurer. Some of Kim's other duties include:
Mayor, Town of Coaldale
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Board of Directors (Director, Towns South)
Mayors & Reeves of South West Alberta Municipal Partner
Kim is focused on creating a better future for southern AB through an unfettered commitment to public service and the SAEWA initiative. His career background is in the financial services sector. Kim brings to the Board a leadership style that is understated, with a thoughtful and effective approach.
Tom Grant, SAEWA Secretary (2017 - 2019)
Mayor of the Town of Vulcan, and Director SAEWA, Tom Grant has been appointed by SAEWA Board to represent SAEWA as an Executive Director.
Bio to be added soon
Ray Juska, Executive Member (2017 - 2019)
Picture and Bio to be added soon.
Larry Wright, Executive Director (2016- 2018)
Picture and Bio to be added soon.
Enabling energy markets of tomorrow
The Heads of Delegation reaffirmed the importance of integrated energy markets as part of open, flexible,
competitive and transparent global energy markets. They also recognized the need for continued and
substantial investments in energy infrastructure and discussed G7 governments’ role in addressing investment
barriers. They noted the importance of community engagement and meaningful dialogue to build public
confidence in energy projects, including through consultation with women, youth and Indigenous groups.
Heads of Delegation expressed their intent to pursue energy market integration as well as measures that will
achieve more dynamic, transparent and competitive energy markets and more predictable energy trade. In this
regard, they reiterated the importance of greater flexibility of commercial clauses in LNG contracts, including relaxation of destination restrictions, and similar restrictive mechanisms. To this end, they encouraged the sharing of information, on a voluntary basis, of private sector and regulatory best practices.