Tom Grant, SAEWA CHAIR (2021 - 2023)

Tom Grant - Chair (2019 - 2020)

Tom Grant - Chair (2019 - 2020)

Tom Grant serves as the Chair for SAEWA.

Successively he brings a continued strength in history of knowledge of the project development having served on the SAEWA Board for more than 3 terms. 

Tom also serves as the Mayor of the Town of Vulcan which demonstrates his long standing commitment to public service and community leadership in interest of creating a better future for our public and families. 

Paul Ryan, SAEWA Vice Chair (2020 - 2022)

Paul Ryan, SAEWA Vice Chair & Project Lead

Paul Ryan, SAEWA Vice Chair & Project Lead

Paul Ryan, Vice Chair to SAEWA Executive Board provides stakeholder and Project 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 serves as the SAEWA ambassador in stewardship of maintaining positive government outreach.

Kim Craig, SAEWA Executive Director at Large (2021 - 2023)

Kim Craig, SAEWA

Kim Craig, SAEWA

Kim Craig, formerly serving as long standing Mayor of the Town of Coaldale and representative to SAEWA has been acclaimed as an Executive at Large to the Board.

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. 


Ray Juska, Executive Member (2020 - 2022)

Ray Juska, Secretary to the SAEWA Executive Board is the appointed representative of the Newell Regional Solid Waste Management Authority. Ray continues to bring his knowledge of waste treatment and solutions management to the Board along with his stayed leadership to move the project to the finish line. 

Ray has also been newly elected to the City of Brooks Council. (2021)

Larry Wright, Executive Director Treasurer (2021 - 2023)

Larry Wright, RET and representative of the Town of Olds to the SAEWA Board / Executive. 

Some of Larry's other leadership initiatives include:

  • Forty-Four -Years , ASET Member (Civil Engineering Technology)
  • Canadian Technical Experience - Alberta, Yukon, Western NWT, Arctic Islands,  Southern Western Ontario
  • Land Development, Oil Sands Development, Indigenous Integrated Community Development, Bio Medical Project Initiation, Nuclear Industry Basic Training (Bruce Nuclear)
  • Brownfield Remediation, Low Level Atomic Energy of Canada Clean-up, Environmental Athabasca River Basin
  • Water Treatment, BNR Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste Regional Sites
  • Urban Transit Development & Highway 63   Functional Transportation (Fort McMurray), Broadband System Development Support (fiber optic)- Olds
  • City of Fort McMurray /Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Superintendent Engineering Services, Regional Superintendent RMWB Utilities
  • Recent Environmental - Executive Board SAEWA Project , Legacy Land Trust Executive ,Member FCM Libre Brownfield Group
  • Town of Olds creating Economic Development Secretariat combining all Elements of Communication, Tourism, BRE, Land, Industrial, Bio Medical, Commercial, Retail
  • World Travel Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania observe Tourism and Business Development. Previously Ireland, Northern Italy Milan ,Scotland & Orkney Islands ,England, France, Spain, and USA.


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.