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AWC is seeking strong leaders for open director and regional representative positions

(Calgary, Alberta) September 14, 2016 - The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is accepting nominations for growers interested in representing their fellow farmers to sit on the AWC Board of Directors. AWC has open positions for two Directors and three Regional Representatives in both Regions 1 and 5.  

Elected Directors provide leadership, make decisions on behalf of producers, and implement AWC’s strategic direction by working with the management team. Regional Representatives take on the role of representing wheat producers in their respective regions, serving on various committees and providing valuable input to the Board of Directors.

“We are looking for farmers to join our Board that are eager to represent growers in their regions, but also to bring a new perspective on how we can continue to lead the wheat industry forward,” said Kevin Auch, AWC Chair. “It is a real privilege to be involved in this Board and serve fellow farmers, so I would encourage anyone interested to submit a nomination form and be a part of improving our industry.”

If a producer has sold or grown wheat and paid check-off to AWC in either the current or last two fiscal years, they are eligible to run for any of the open positions in Regions 1 and 5, if they are residents of these regions. The terms of office for Directors and Regional Representatives are three years.

Nomination forms can be downloaded on our elections page and must be returned in writing to the AWC office by Monday, October 31, 2016 by fax (403-717-1966), email at bkennedy@albertawheat.com or mail (#200, 6815, 8th St, NE, Calgary, AB, T2E7H7). Producers in Regions 1 and 5 will also receive a package in the mail with more information and a nomination form.

Elections for these positions will take place at the Westlock regional meeting on November 15 and the Fairview meeting on November 17 for Region 5, and at the Medicine Hat Regional Meeting on November 22 for Region 1. Regional Meeting information can be found on our events page.

More information about nomination requirements, the roles of Directors and Regional Representatives and regional meeting dates can be found on the governance page. A region map can be found on the region leadership page.

Media Contact:
Amanda Ryan
Communications Manager
Alberta Wheat Commission
d. 403-219-7902 c. 587-777-6344
amanda.ryan@albertawheat.com