October 24th, 2020

EDL seeking new board members


By Bobinec, Greg on January 22, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) is looking for new members to join its board of directors, as they will be expanding their board from 25 to 31 members in March, at the organization’s annual general meeting.

The current board has individuals from a variety of sectors and organizations within Lethbridge who provide relevant feedback, guidance and networking which help in the decision-making process of the EDL CEO and team members.

EDL is a nonprofit organization, funded in part by the City of Lethbridge with a mandate to help attract potential business and investment to the city, assist existing businesses and support start-ups through Tecconnect, its entrepreneurship and innovation incubator.

“Our current board noted some gaps in the structure we are currently under, leaving some key sectors of our economy underrepresented,” says Trevor Lewington, EDL chief executive officer. “With these new positions, we are hoping to round out an already strong board and add a few new people from different sectors with some different outlooks, ideally to help EDL become a stronger organization.”

The six new board positions include representatives from the following sectors: airport, education, health and wellness, young professional, young entrepreneur and sector-at-large. In addition to the six new positions on the EDL board, the organization is looking to fill positions of members leaving as a result of their term on the board expiring. These positions include construction, financial and professional services, nonprofit and the regional economic development agencies position.

“The EDL board is a great way to contribute to our community,” says Jenn Schmidt-Rempel, board president. “The work the EDL team does helps contribute to a healthy and diverse local economy. Our board helps guide them in some of the decision-making processes they face and provides the organization with a vast array of contacts and networking opportunities. We are looking for board members who will help the EDL team and, in turn, the City of Lethbridge.”

EDL board members are asked to volunteer two hours per month to attend monthly board meetings which are usually held the third Wednesday of each month. To become a board member, send a resume and cover letter to info@chooselethbridge.ca by Friday at 4:30 p.m. Individuals interested in becoming an EDL board member can find more information online at chooselethbridge.ca/board-of-directors.

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