Boards & Committees


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Council appointments for internal and external committees were approved at a Council Organizational Meeting on October 25, 2017.

Name of Committee / Board  Appointment  
Council Committee as a Whole
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm in Council Chambers. Senior managers (Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Manager of Department of Community Services, Manager of Development, Community Relations Officer and Public Safety and Manager of Public Works and Utilities) or their designate(s) attend to report on their departmental activities/issues/concerns. This forum provides Council and senior management an opportunity to discuss various Town operations.
All of Council
Community Futures West Yellowhead
Community Futures West Yellowhead is a non-profit organization that offers small business services and management tools, provides support to local small businesses and actively works in the communities to foster rural economic diversification and growth. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors representing the municipal governments in the region.
Councillor Staples
Councillor Zwart
Councillor Rempel (alternate)
Evergreens Foundation
The Evergreens Foundation was established over fifty years ago and provides and manages lodges, supportive housing and self-contained units for seniors, community housing units and supplemental rental units in the West Yellowhead region. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors represented by six of the seven municipal governments involved and meets once a month alternatively in each of the representative municipalities.
Councillor Rempel
Mayor Castle (alternate)
Grande Cache Emergency Management Advisory Committee
Mandated by provincial requirements under section 11.1 of the Alberta Emergency Management Act, Chapter E-6.8, RSA 2000.
Councillor Savory

Councillor Olsen
Duane Didow
Grande Cache Environmental Committee
This Committee was recently reactivated and provides recommendations to Council regarding environmental concerns and issues in the community. The Committee is instrumental in organizing initiatives such as the annual Community Cleanups, Toxic/Household Hazardous Waste Roundups, recycling/composting information and environmental education materials. The Committee meets once a month in the Council Offices.
Councillor Savory
            Councillor Didow

Grande Cache Municipal Library Board
The Board meets once a month on the fourth Monday. The Board consists of five community members-at-large, a School Board representative (Grande Yellowhead Public School Division) and a Council member. The Board sets policy and makes any changes to existing policies and review financial statements.

This Board is part of the Yellowhead Regional Library Board and the Council member appointed to this Board is required to attend meetings for both Boards.
Councillor Staples                
Councillor Zwart (alternate)
Grande Cache Transportation Committee
This Committee meets once a month or as required. The Chairperson schedules meetings according to activities/actions required. Several local groups and organizations are represented including the Grande Cache Seniors Minibus Society, Big Horn Golden Age Club, Whispering Pines Seniors Lodge and the medical profession. The Committee provides direction for the management of the Community Bus Service.
Councillor Savory

Councillor Zwart
Municipal Planning Commission
The Municipal Planning Commission was established under Bylaw No. 673 (and as amended thereto). Please refer to this bylaw (and amendments) and the Alberta Municipal Government Act for the functions and duties of this Commission.
Councillor Olsen

Councillor Staples
Water North Coalition
The Water North Coalition (WNC) was formed in 2014 to build upon work completed through the Closer to Home (C2H) Initiative and to create a forum to address the water and wastewater challenges facing northern communities.

Voting membership is open to all northern municipalities, First Nations and Metis Settlements.  Non-voting membership is open to water and wastewater commissions and professionals, provincial and federal governments, rural water and wastewater co-operatives, and owners and operators.  Strategic advice and administrative support are provided by the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC).

Councillor Zwart
Yellowhead Regional Library Board
The Yellowhead Regional Library is a cooperative library system that provides services and materials to public and school libraries and is governed by a Board of Directors representing the municipal governments/organizations in the region. The Board meets on a quarterly basis in Spruce Grove.
Councillor Staples

For information on various Board and Committee meetings, please contact the Town Office at 780.827.3362.  All correspondence may be sent to:
Town of Grande Cache, Box 300, Grande Cache, Alberta, T0E 0Y0
p: 780.827.3362
f: 780.827.2406
Any questions or inquiries may be directed to:
Denise Thompson, Chief Administrative Officer
p: 780.827.3362 ext. 26 or
Susanne Nicholls, Executive Assistant
p: 780.827.3362 ext. 28 or