The reeve of Mountain View County will head up a regional economic development alliance during the next year.
Al Kemmere was elected chair of Central Alberta Economic Partnership Ltd. on Thursday during CAEP’s organizational meeting. He will assume his new position effective Jan. 1.
Named to the vice-chair’s position was Harvey Walsh, an Olds councillor who sits as a business representative on the CAEP board. City of Red Deer Councillor Gail Parks will be the new treasurer and Alice Murray, a business representative from Clearwater County, will be secretary.
Rimbey Mayor Dale Barr, who has served as CAEP’s chair the past two years, will become past chair.
Founded in 1998, CAEP was the first of 13 regional economic development alliances created in Alberta. Consisting of 41 members and 13 associate organizations, it promotes rural economic development and diversification of the Central Alberta economy.