Five acclamations in Alberta Wheat Commission election

Three directors and two regional representatives for the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) were acclaimed, according to a statement issued by the commission.

Each of the five regions of the AWC includes two directors and three regional representatives, serving a maximum of two consecutive terms of three years. The directors are sitting members of the board of directors, and the representatives participate on committees that provide recommendations to the board.

Among those acclaimed was Gary Stanford of Magrath who is now a regional representative for Region 1. Stanford, who had been a director for the region, has been serving as the AWC’s board chair. He will remain chair until the AWC’s annual general meeting at the end of January, when the new terms begin.

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The AWC indicated the board will appoint a farmer from Region 1 to fill the director vacancy left by Stanford.

Also in the region, director Jason Saunders of Taber was returned for a second three-year term.

In Region 5, Greg Sears of Sexsmith and David Bartlett of Fairview will succeed Warren Sekulic of Rycroft and Cole Siegle of Clyde as directors. Bartlett had been a regional director and together with Sears.

Christi Friesen of Brownvale joins the board as a rep for Region 5.

The commission will host a series of meetings, called ‘Next Level Farming’ from Nov. 12 to 28.

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