APEGA 2020 Annual Report

APEGA COUNCIL Since our founding in 1920, APEGA has been governed by an elected Council entrusted by the Government of Alberta and its citizens to protect the interests and safety of the public. APEGA Council consists of 16 licensed professional members and three public members appointed by the government.

2020 Council Executive President: John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) Vice-President: Lisa Doig, P.Eng. FEC, FGC (Hon.) President-Elect: Brian Pearse, P.Eng. Past-President: George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.) 2020 Council Claudia Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng. Jennifer Enns, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) Tim Holm, P.Eng. Walter Kozak, P.Eng. David Johnson, P.Geo., PhD Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1 Melanie Popp, P.Eng. Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng. Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo., FGC Darren Hardy, P.Eng. RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP, FEC, FGC (Hon.) Theresa Watson, P.Eng.

These volunteers each bring their own diverse expertise and experiences to Council, providing vision, guidance, and oversight to ensure APEGA fulfils its public-protection mandate. Their responsibilities include: • developing and driving APEGA’s strategic direction • ensuring the responsible use of resources to effectively execute APEGA’s strategic plan • providing oversight of APEGA’s function and activities • making decisions that affect the professions and the membership • providing financial oversight Regulation of the engineering and geoscience professions has continually evolved over the past 100 years to meet the changing needs and expectations of Albertans. As we move into our second century of service, APEGA Council will continue to build on our past achievements to improve and enhance our shared future.

Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA, FCPA (government-appointed public member) Georgeann Wilkin, RN, LL.B, MBS (government-appointed public member)

On March 19, 2020, when Alberta went into a pandemic lockdown, APEGA Council held its first-ever virtual meeting. Councillors from Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, and Grande Prairie connected instantly via WebEx, an online video-conferencing application. Compare that to 1920, when the fastest way for APEGA councillors to connect for association meetings in Edmonton and Calgary was to travel via passenger train. Back then, a one-day Council meeting could require a four-day round trip between cities.




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